bighead85
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Enable Camera without Raspi-Config

Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:35 am

Hi All,
Since recent updates to my Pi I can no longer use raspi-config to set up anything. (Using RASPBMC in this case)
All i wish to do is enable the camera as I already have scripts running as Favorites in XBMC to trigger camera options.

It is as simple as a true / flase (1/0) flag in a file or is there a script i should be running to enable?

I know if I use other OS i can just use the raspi config but i had a pretty awesome set up with RASPBMC and just want to re-enable camera. (There is a nanny cam option but i don't want this on as takes photos every X minutes, all i want is ability to take photos/videos on demand again)

I have moderate knowledge and could find my way through all folders etc to change anything if I just knew where to start

Thanks in advance for all replies

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Re: Enable Camera without Raspi-Config

Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:43 am

I think - though I'm not 100% sure
you need
gpu_mem=128
disable_camera_led=1
start_file=start_x.elf
fixup_file=fixup_x.dat
in /boot/config.txt
[and those files in /boot/]
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bighead85
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Re: Enable Camera without Raspi-Config

Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:51 am

Thanks for the swift reply but with RASPBMC there is no X Desktop. (the Start_File part)
I couldn't see anything in there that would enable the camera?
The bit about camera only turns off the LED on it.

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Re: Enable Camera without Raspi-Config

Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:19 am

start_file=start_x.elf
fixup_file=fixup_x.dat
are nothing to do with x desktop I think they have the camera GPU code in that bit

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bighead85
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Re: Enable Camera without Raspi-Config

Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:25 am

Ok thank you, I will give it a go.
Many thanks

bighead85
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Re: Enable Camera without Raspi-Config

Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:34 pm

Just incase anyone else is trying to do this.
It was even simpler than suggested, just add

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start_x=1
to /boot/config.txt

then raspistill command works in RASPBMC

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