Ubuntuに Leap Motion SDKをインストールした作業メモ

机の中に眠っていたLeap Motionを数年ぶりに使ってみようと思う。

Ubuntuに Leap Motion SDKをインストールした作業メモです。

環境 {#-}

  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Leap Motion SDK 2.3.1

SetUp {#setup}


cd Downloads
tar xvzf Leap_Motion_SDK_Linux_2.3.1.tgz
cd LeapDeveloperKit_2.3.1+31549_linux
sudo dpkg -i Leap-2.3.1+31549-x64.deb

エラーが発生した。leap deamonがない。

Failed to start leapd.service: Unit leapd.service not found.
dpkg: パッケージ leap の処理中にエラーが発生しました (--install):
 サブプロセス インストール済みの post-installation スクリプト はエラー終了ステータス 5 を返しました
ureadahead (0.100.0-19) のトリガを処理しています ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot


  • Leap Motion SDK fails to install properly on Ubuntu 15.04 – Customer Support – Leap Motion Community

    Download the .tgz file from https://www.leapmotion.com/setup120, extract, and download the patch file to /tmp/patch:
    tar xzf Leap_Motion_Setup_Linux_2.3.1.tgz
    cd Leap_Motion_Installer_Packages_release_public_linux
    wget -O /tmp/patch https://gist.githubusercontent.com/jmwilson/8e6c579eac5fa7fa9f0d/raw/0b597ceb1f8184952bf067267ac4171691949068/patch
    Extract the .deb file into a new leap directory and enter it:
    dpkg-deb --raw-extract Leap-2.3.1+31549-x64.deb leap
    cd leap
    Patch the contents of the current directory:
    patch -p2 </tmp/patch
    Go back to the parent directory and build a new .deb file:
    cd ..
    fakeroot dpkg-deb --build leap (this can take a while...)
    Install the patched .deb:
    sudo dpkg --install leap.deb



  • Linux install of SDK fails – Development – Leap Motion Community

    1 - After the install failure, I simply uninstalled with:

    sudo dpkg -r leap

    2 - Now, with no leap installed yet, I followed the post above and just created the file as mentioned there (I used the terminal to write the following command, to use the nano text editor as root user):

    sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/leapd.service

    3 - I pasted that content (reproduced here for easiness): (also please note that on Ubuntu terminal, you paste with CTRL+SHIFT+V instead of just CTRL+V)

    Found by Kevin Cole 2014.11.22 at


    Remember to:

    ln -s /lib/systemd/system/leapd.service /etc/systemd/system/leapd.service

    systemctl daemon-reload

    [Unit] Description=LeapMotion Daemon After=syslog.target [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/usr/sbin/leapd [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target

    4 - Saved (CTRL+O then ENTER), and exited (CTRL+X)

    5 - Still using the terminal, executed the two commands from that same post, BUT I included the sudo prefix to run them as root user:

    sudo ln -s /lib/systemd/system/leapd.service /etc/systemd/system/leapd.service sudo systemctl daemon-reload

    6 - All is right now and we can properly install. So, I just installed the original package:as in the official Leap guide:

    sudo dpkg —install Leap-2.3.1+31549-x64.deb

    (please just note that I’m using a x64 Ubuntu, so I installed the 64 bits package)

    7 - Done!!!


確認 {#-}

LeapControlPanelを起動する。ツールバーにLeap Motionのアイコンがでて、緑色になった。

試しに、Diagnostic Visualizerを起動してみる。手が正しくトラッキングされていることが分かる。