KinFu is not available from the compiled binaries, it needs to be compiled from the sources (branch master).
Here are the steps to follow as of 12/10/2013:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:v-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/pcl
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libpcl-all
git clone https://github.com/PointCloudLibrary/pcl
Get in the source's main folder and create a build directory, get in it
Configure your CMake project using ccmake. ccmake is a tool which helps handling cmake files, it is installed with package cmake-curses-gui.
sudo apt-get install cmake-curses-gui
The configuration itself:
Make sure you enable the following options (you need to have the CUDA toolkit installed and be in ccmake's advanced mode to have these show):
CUDA_HOST_COMPILER /usr/bin/gcc-4.6 (or your CUDA-compatible gcc version)
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
Also check you have these variables set (should already ben ON):
(sudo) make install
- Do not install the graphics driver: nVidia's support for Linux seems to be rather loose and it is likely you update to a faulty driver version which prevents X to start. I had to reinstall Ubuntu because of this.
- nVidia advises to install the distribution-specific package (managed package .deb which loads in the Ubuntu Software Center) but it did not work for me, the Software Center said the package was faulty.
- Now when you install the distribution-agnostic package (.run file):
- Do not accept the graphics driver update (for the above mentioned reason)
- The installer tells you that CUDA is incompatible with gcc version 4.7.4. So it does not work either...
- The idea is thus to use Ammar Qammaz' script which uses a different version of gcc
- This script does the following:
- Prevent the toolkit's gcc version checks at install using option override
- Install a compatible version of gcc (4.4) and sets nvcc to use it
Potentially useful links: