Installing librealsense2 inside chroot Ubuntu Bionic with ROS Melodic

Installing librealsense in ubuntu

  • In debian use a recent kernel (>5 if possible)
  • In the chroot follow these instructions (only section “Installing the packages”):

  • Remember to install development packages
  • From the chroot copy the realsense udev rules into the debian host system:
sudo cp data/chroot/ubuntu-bionic/lib/udev/rules.d/60-librealsense2-udev-rules.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/
  • Restart udev in the debian host system
  • Reconnect the USB realsense cable (use a USB3 port)
  • In ubuntu, add user to video group:
sudo adduser _user_ video
  • logout and login to ubuntu
  • Test realsense with client test program:
  • Consider upgrade realsense firmware


  • Configure a catkin workspace
  • Install the following dependency:
sudo apt install ros-melodic-ddynamic-reconfigure
  • Follow the instructions from Step 3 from:

  • To test ros module:
roslaunch realsense2_camera rs_camera.launch
  • Run rviz in another console.
  • tutorials/installing_librealsense2_inside_ubuntu_bionic_ros_melodic.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/09/12 19:45
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