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Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:34 pm
by theirry
I've tried to take a picture using them and I am very sure I locked them properly, and it didnt work. I've also tried to be looking over some other fourms where someone found a solution by uncommenting one of the options in raspi-blacklist.conf which I have on my cpi but has nothing in it. apparently the file isnt used anymore and its just the rpiconfig.txt used now. I also made sure I earthed myself. Any ideas?

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:45 pm
by DougieLawson
1. Check the ribbon cable (both ends) is it in the right way round
2. Check /boot/config.txt is the camera enabled
3. Check with vcgencmd get_camera (does Raspbian recognise the camera)
4. Check the small SUNNY connector
5. Ensure you have latest firmware/kernel with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
6. Try raspistill -d





Edit: See Dave's note about updating Raspbian breaking the Astro-Pi code

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:28 pm
by theirry
For the pi noir either way I connect the camera it doesnt detect it, also the exposed (the bit with the metal bits you can see) was facing the ethernet socket and there was a red light on the pi noir.

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:24 pm
by Davespice
This stuff is not specific to Astro Pi, five minutes on Google beforehand would have gone a long way ;)
So it sounds like you may have connected it backwards, which can result in a dead camera. Tin connectors should face away from the Ethernet port (on all versions of the Pi).

Please read this page for how to enable the camera:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md
DougieLawson wrote:5. Ensure you have latest firmware/kernel with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
We've found this causes an issue Dougie. At the moment the Astro Pi drivers and kernel modules are just delivered by extracting a tar file (it's a temporary measure that we'll fix) but if you update via apt in this way it actually downgrades the kernel and the Astro Pi stops working. So just be aware if you give this advice to anyone.

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:45 pm
by theirry
Oh, I did that command :/

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:36 pm
by theirry
Is one of the problems with upgrading distro = led board not functioning properly (stays on multicolored bit).

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:29 pm
by Davespice
Correct. It will disable the LED matrix.

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:43 am
by theirry
It looks like I will have to download the original drivers and kernel modules. Do you have the tar file? I know how to install tar files using cd command.

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:14 pm
by Johnny5C
Try this.

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wget https://www.raspberrypi.org/files/astro-pi/kinstall.tar.gz
sudo tar -C / -xvpf kinstall.tar.gz
sudo reboot

Re: Got The pi and pi noir cameras, not being detected

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:53 am
by theirry
sorry for the delayed reply but it said I cant specify more than one '-acdtrux' or '--test-label' option when I did the second command