I still don’t have the BlueROV in my hands, but I want to start trying things to have it all ready once I have it (I will have it a very limited time due to organization issues with the other partners from my project), so I am already trying the Xbox joystick performance with the bluerov_apps ROS package.
I plugged the controller and checked that everything was OK according to the ROS joy node tutorial, and I found that the joystick was at /dev/input/js3.
On the other hand, I saw in the teleop_xbox.launch file that it was looking for the controller at /dev/xboxcontroller, so I installed the udev rule as suggested in this discussion in order from the launch file to correctly detect the Xbox 360 controller.
After all this, I ran the teleop_xbox. launch (with the xbox controller plugged, of course), and this message appears:
[ERROR] [1485861882.610007092]: Couldn’t open joystick /dev/xboxcontroller. Will retry every second.
[ INFO] [1485861882.641106160]: reconfigure request received
Alternatively, I tried to select the controller port manually by writing:
roslaunch bluerov_apps teleop_xbox.launch dev:= /dev/input/js3
In this case, the error message doesn’t appear, but I do rostopic list and the only topics published are /rosout and /rosout_agg. All the topics are published correctly when the error message appears.
I’m using a third party xbox 360 controller in Ubuntu 14.04 and ROS Indigo version.
What am I doing wrong? Is there any additional rule that I should install? Could it be for using a third party controller? What could be the reason of why none topic is being published?