I have my cam module connected and have also tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but the pi is unable to detect the cam module.

On executing this command : vcgencmd get_camera

outputs: supported = 0, detected = 0

Why does it say supported = 0? Is there something wrong with the operating system?

  • Which OS is running? Did you enable the camera in 'raspi-config' or the 'Raspberry Pi Configuration' utility on the desktop? – Dirk Sep 16 '18 at 22:45
  • It is running raspbian stretch. There is no option for camera in the raspi-config – Sab Sep 16 '18 at 23:39
  • There is: option 5 (interfacing) / P1 (camera) – Dirk Sep 17 '18 at 0:50
  • BTW: supported=0 means that the camera is not enabled – Dirk Sep 17 '18 at 0:57

You need to run sudo raspi-config and enable the camera from there before you can use it. The main menu should have an "Interfacing Options" submenu (probably #5). From there the option to enable the camera should be clear.

You will need to reboot after that.

What this does is add


To /boot/config.txt. If the camera is not enabled after you reboot, check that file to make sure. Those should not be commented out (meaning there should be no # at the beginning of the line).

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