Python-picamera causing errors?


I’m using the Navio2 board and the recommended image. I want to use the python-picamera module, but it seems to be causing trouble: When I try to install it my pi seems to be updating it’s own kernel, which concerns me, since I believe I’m supposed to be using the real time kernel… then the installation fails when unpacking and and installing the picamera module.

After that failure, the pi won’t boot past the splash screen.

Has anyone been using this successfully, or seen anything similar?


Hi! Did you try to do an alternate install using pip?

Hi Tom,
I have observed exactly the same problem install python picamera. Did you find a solution?

Thanks and regards,

I can confirm that @mikhail.avkhimenia 's solution works. You should just sudo pip install picamera and you’re good to go.

There’s a chance you might also need to
sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2

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