Sensor error with thunderbolt adapter


#1

Hi,

I’m trying to use NI-mate with a kinect 2 on a 2011 mac mini. Since it has no USB3 port, I bought this USB3 - thunderbolt adapter.

The kinect is recognized but it keeps crashing with the issue “sensor error” and trying to reload.

Is there any way I can make this work on this mac mini ?

Thanks for your help.


#2

We also seem to recall also having issues getting a Kinect 2 working on an older MacMini using thunderbolt. We never really discovered the reason why it didn’t work - it simply appeared like the USB device was lost randomly. Curously enough we did get thunderbolt working on a newer MacBook Pro though.

The libfreenect2 people seemed to say this could be a kernel problem. If this is the case I’m afraid there’s nothing we can do about this problem. The troubleshooting page there says this: