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I'm lazy and i know it... but I am looking for either a debian package or a set of terminal commands that will:

  • Download kinect drivers
  • enable me to control the mouse with Kinect

Is there any one out there that knows if this has been done or can do it?

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It’s powered by something called TISCH (Tangible Interactive Surfaces for Collaboration between Humans) which now has a PPA with support for Kinect baked in.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:floe/libtisch
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libtisch libtisch-dev libtisch-csharp libtisch-java libtisch-python

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Thats for that. I ran the commands in the terminal but... now what. I don't really know how to get it working... any tips? – Ben May 21 '11 at 13:03
connected your kinect ? – Alaukik May 21 '11 at 13:33
Ooh... So I guess I have the kinect drivers installed (I have run the above in terminal) but how do I get it up and running so that my curser is controlled by the kinect (it is connected to the computer)? I can say that I have a fresh install of 11.04. – Ben May 21 '11 at 20:57

I found this:

P.S: Seems pretty straight forward. I wonder is there anyone our there that wants to make a .deb file with a GUI for systemsettings??? :-)

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Same installation but more detailed instructions:… – Ben May 23 '11 at 11:10

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