- Install dependencies
- Install librealsense2
- Building librealsense2 SDK
- Troubleshooting Installation and Patch-related Issues
Note: Due to the USB 3.0 translation layer between native hardware and virtual machine, the librealsense team does not support installation in a VM.
If you do choose to try it, we recommend using VMware Workstation Player, and not Oracle VirtualBox for proper emulation of the USB3 controller.
Please ensure to work with the supported Kernel versions listed here and verify that the kernel is updated properly according to the instructions.
Note: We are supporting Ubuntu 18/20/22 LTS versions.
Note: The scripts and commands below invoke
wget, git, add-apt-repository which may be blocked by router settings or a firewall.
Infrequently, apt-get mirrors or repositories may also cause timeout. For librealsense users behind an enterprise firewall,
configuring the system-wide Ubuntu proxy generally resolves most timeout issues.
Important: Running RealSense Depth Cameras on Linux requires patching and inserting modified kernel drivers.
Some OEM/Vendors choose to lock the kernel for modifications. Unlocking this capability may require modification of BIOS settings
- Make Ubuntu up-to-date including the latest stable kernel:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
- Install the core packages required to build librealsense binaries and the affected kernel modules:
Cmake Note: certain librealsense CMAKE flags (e.g. CUDA) require version 3.8+ which is currently not made available via apt manager for Ubuntu LTS.
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev pkg-config libgtk-3-dev
- Install build tools
sudo apt-get install git wget cmake build-essential
- Prepare Linux Backend and the Dev. Environment
Unplug any connected Intel RealSense camera and run:
sudo apt-get install libglfw3-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev at
- Install IDE (Optional):
We use QtCreator as an IDE for Linux development on Ubuntu.
on graphic sub-system utilization:
glfw3, mesa and gtk packages are required if you plan to build the SDK's OpenGL-enabled examples.
The librealsens2e core library and a range of demos/tools are designed for headless environment deployment.
libudev-devinstallation is optional but recommended,
libudev-devis installed the SDK will use an event-driven approach for triggering USB detection and enumeration,
if not the SDK will use a timer polling approach which is less sensitive for device detection.
Clone/Download the latest stable version of librealsense2 in one of the following ways:
- Clone the librealsense2 repo
git clone https://github.com/IntelRealSense/librealsense.git
- Download and unzip the latest stable librealsense2 version from
- Clone the librealsense2 repo
Run Intel Realsense permissions script from librealsense2 root directory:
Notice: You can always remove permissions by running:
Build and apply patched kernel modules for:
Ubuntu 20/22 (focal/jammy) with LTS kernel 5.13, 5.15
Ubuntu 18/20 with LTS kernel (< 5.13)
Note: What the *.sh script perform?
The script above will download, patch and build realsense-affected kernel modules (drivers).
Then it will attempt to insert the patched module instead of the active one. If failed
the original uvc modules will be restored.
Check the patched modules installation by examining the generated log as well as inspecting the latest entries in kernel log: \
`sudo dmesg | tail -n 50` \ The log should indicate that a new _uvcvideo_ driver has been registered. Refer to [Troubleshooting](#troubleshooting-installation-and-patch-related-issues) in case of errors/warning reports.
Navigate to librealsense2 root directory and run:
mkdir build && cd build
Run cmake configure step, here are some cmake configure examples:
The default build is set to produce the core shared object and unit-tests binaries in Debug mode.
-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Releaseto build with optimizations.
Builds librealsense2 along with the demos and tutorials:
cmake ../ -DBUILD_EXAMPLES=true
For systems without OpenGL or X11 build only textual examples:
cmake ../ -DBUILD_EXAMPLES=true -DBUILD_GRAPHICAL_EXAMPLES=false
Recompile and install librealsense2 binaries:
sudo make uninstall && make clean && make && sudo make install
Note: Only relevant to CPUs with more than 1 core: use
make -j$(($(nproc)-1)) installallow parallel compilation.
Note: The shared object will be installed in
/usr/local/lib, header files in
The binary demos, tutorials and test files will be copied into
Note: Linux build configuration is presently configured to use the V4L2 backend by default.
Note: If you encounter the following error during compilation
gcc: internal compiler error
it might indicate that you do not have enough memory or swap space on your machine.
Try closing memory consuming applications, and if you are running inside a VM, increase available RAM to at least 2 GB.
Note: You can find more information about the available configuration options on this wiki page.
|The issue occurs when user install both Debians and manual from source||Remove the unneeded installation (manual / Deb)|
|Behind Firewall||Configure Proxy Server|
|A standard warning issued since Kernel 4.4-30+||Notification only - does not affect module's functionality|
|The patched module kernel version is incompatible with the resident kernel||Verify the actual kernel version with |
|Execution of ||Missing Dependency||Install openssl package|
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