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I cannot find install instructions for OpenNi Ubuntu 11.10 anywhere on the internet. Does anyone have a link to how to get it up and running or how I can get started?

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possible duplicate of OpenNi for Kinect on Ubuntu – Eliah Kagan Nov 3 '12 at 18:51

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Download the OpenNI package from here

Before installing OpenNI you must install the dependencies. The following are the dependencies

  1. GCC 4.x

    sudo apt-get install g++
  2. Python 2.6+/3.x

    sudo apt-get install python
  3. LibUSB 1.0.8

    sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev
  4. FreeGLUT3

    sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev
  5. JDK 6.0 or above

    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

Once the above packages are installed. Now install the OpenNI package

cd OpenNI-master/Platform/Linux/CreateRedist
cd ../Redist/OpenNI*/
sudo ./


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I've tried that a few times and it says Building Failed each time... I'm not sure what I am missing – clifgray Nov 3 '12 at 23:30
which step fails? Can you paste the error in – devav2 Nov 4 '12 at 5:50

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