Found a Pi-2B, installed the camera, launched Raspbian (stretch) Sudo’d to root, did an apt-get update, upgrade, and dist-upgrade. Note that everything I’m doing I am doing as root. (to avoid any potential permissions issues)
Went into RaspiConfig as the default user, turned on the camera, saved out and rebooted.
Tried the "raspistill -o test.jpg test as root. No joy.
Note that the first time I run that, a red LED lights up on the camera for a few seconds. Subsequent tries do NOT light the LED until rebooted.
I get the following error:
root@raspberrypi:~# raspistill -o test.jpg
mmal: Cannot read camera info, keeping the defaults for OV5647
mmal: mmal_vc_component_create: failed to create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1:ENOMEM)
mmal: mmal_component_create_core: could not create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1)
mmal: Failed to create camera component
mmal: main: Failed to create camera component
mmal: Camera is not detected. Please check carefully the camera module is installed correctly
This is on a different board with a different O/S (Raspbian).
I’ve checked cables carefully.
I have carefully visually inspected the cable itself for kinks, loops, or breaks in the flex-traces.
The cable is installed thusly:
- Cable is plugged into the Raspberry Pi with the blue spacing/stiffening shim facing toward the audio jack. (facing away from the HDMI port.
- Cable is plugged into the camera so that the blue stiffener is facing AWAY from the PCB.