I am getting those errors when I try to take a picture with raspistill. Until now, it took pictures anyways.

$ raspistill -o test.jpg
mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC
mmal: camera component couldn't be enabled
mmal: main: Failed to create camera component
mmal: Failed to run camera app. Please check for firmware updates

I ran app-update and app-upgrade to install the newest firmware when the pi was on the Internet the last time (a month ago), but that didn't help.

Anyone get any ideas?


1 Answer 1


Change the settings in /boot/config.txt


Reboot and re-test.

  • Nope, did not solve the issue. Oct 2, 2019 at 12:11
  • Then you have to look at whether the hardware is broken or not connected properly. BTW, what OS and what kernel version are you running?
    – Dougie
    Oct 2, 2019 at 12:33

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