jpmathew
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Pi with256MB and Camera- Network fails when Camera starts

Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:25 pm

I have a 256MB model B with Ethernet. I added a new Camera with CSI interface and configured.
When I start the capture (still capture), immediately all the LEDs except the Red LED goes off, and network fails. At the end of the capture, I have to start the ethernet interface with ifconfig eth0 <ip-address> up and able to establish the network connection.
I eliminated the Power Supply by using a good PC power supply and that also behaved the same.
Is this due to any failure of the driver or some other problem.
here is the system details:
[email protected] ~ $ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="7"
VERSION="7 (wheezy)"
[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.10.23+ #608 PREEMPT Mon Dec 9 21:11:23 GMT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
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Appreciate any guidance.
Joseph Mathew

jamesh
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Re: Pi with256MB and Camera- Network fails when Camera start

Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:53 pm

Despite your comment on this, I'd be very suspicious of the power supply/cable - this is the exact symptoms I would expect for dodgy power.

Try a different USB cable - my power problems were down to that, not the source.
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jpmathew
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Re: Pi with256MB and Camera- Network fails when Camera start

Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks a million jamesh!
I shortened the USB connector cable to the minimum from my SMPS and it worked correctly.
Joseph Mathew

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