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USB 3.0 is a requirement for the camera to work properly.
I tried interfacing with the MinnowboardMAX board after installing Ubuntu 14.04 and the librealsense libraries released for Linux. I am facing issues in powering up the camera with the on board USB3.0 port (the status LED does not turn on/blink). Updating the firmware did not fix the problem. However, interfacing with a webcam (Logitech C920) does not give any problem (it gets detected by lsusb command). Interestingly, when connected to the USB2.0 port, the R200 status LED does blink.
I feel that the board is not sourcing enough current to power up the R200 camera. I can try using a USB 3.0 hub for externally powering up the camera. Does anyone have any suggestions/insights?
Please bear in mind that 3.0 is required as mentioned by intel_jorge above, and also requires Windows 8.1* Desktop (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows® 10 64-bit as you can see here:
If you need more assistance with your camera please POST your question at the Intel® Edison support site:
Or the link I provided above