OctoPI 4B with PI Cam 3 wide


Have read through many posts, and can't understand what am I doing wrong. Little help would be appreciated. :smiley:

Setup: Raspberry 4B with PI Camera 3 wide.
Latest available at the moment (30.01.2023) OctoPI.

OctoPrint version : 1.8.6
OctoPi version    : 0.18.0

Did system updates and rpi-update
Kernel version: Linux octopi 5.15.90-v7l+

in /boot/config.txt I have:

# enable raspicam


vcgencmd get_camera
supported=1 detected=1, libcamera interfaces=0
v4l2-ctl --list-devices
bcm2835-codec-decode (platform:bcm2835-codec):

bcm2835-isp (platform:bcm2835-isp):

mmal service 16.1 (platform:bcm2835-v4l2-0):
pi@octopi:~ $ ps aux | grep mjpg
root       564  0.0  0.0  61576  1960 ?        Sl   12:52   0:00 ./mjpg_streamer -o output_http.so -w ./www-octopi -n --listen -i input_uvc.so -r 640x480 -f 10 -d /dev/video0

Attached webcamd.log file.
No stream on OctoPI interface, forever - Webcam stream loading...
Any suggestions on how to get it up and running? :smiley:

webcamd.log (2.8 KB)

I don't believe the mjpg_streamer has support for the RPi Camera v3 (imx708). I used the script from https://community.octoprint.org/t/pi-camera-v3-imx-chipset-based-cameras-not-working/49022 to get my RPi 4B and RPi Camera V3 working.

BTW, you are using a pre-release version of OctoPi 1.0.0, not OctoPi 0.18.0

Hi b-morgan,

First of all, it was a "Buster" based 0.18.0 OctoPi version, I just did many trials in different ways, including libcamera installation. Just later found out that in Buster Pi Cam 3 is not supported and there is no reasonable way to get it running.
I have upgraded to Bullseye version 1.0.0 RC3 and then followed Stefan's instructions from the thread suggested by you and everything is running great. Don't know how stable is RC3 will have to try a little bit before running some longer prints.

Instructions in this post.


When you said:

I assumed you were using a 1.0.0 release candidate, my bad.

In anycase, glad you got it working.