Enabling the Camera Module

Since we don’t have raspi-config you have to do this manually. Edit /boot/flash/config.txt using nano or vi. Look for the section:

# uncomment if you want to use the camera module

Remove the comment (#) before start_x=1 and gpu_mem=128 (and optionally disable_camera_led=1).

See https://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Camera for slightly more info on these options.

Save the changes, then reboot the Raspberry Pi.

sudo reboot

Installing the Python Module

We don’t have a debian package for this, but you can still get it by running

sudo easy_install picamera

If you get an error that easy_install does not exist, install it with

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools