Raspberry pi 4 won't see the camera

Camera model, raspberry pi Camera V2

**I can seem to be able to see the camera after running the lsusb command
pi@octopi:/ $ sudo apt-get install fswebcam
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
fswebcam is already the newest version (20140113-2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 157 not upgraded.

pi@octopi:/var/log $ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2109:3431 VIA Labs, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


  • I have ran the raspi-config and enabled both the camera and the I2C . Make note that I am not plugged into my printer via usb. Just have the pi online and reachable.?**

Logs (/var/log/webcamd.log, syslog, dmesg, ... **[ 4.402922] brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_alloc_request: using brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio for chip BCM4345/6
[ 4.416108] brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: Firmware: BCM4345/6 wl0: Feb 27 2018 03:15:32 version 7.45.154 (r684107 CY) FWID 01-4fbe0b04
[ 4.441704] bcm2835-codec bcm2835-codec: Device registered as /dev/video10
[ 4.441742] bcm2835-codec bcm2835-codec: Loaded V4L2 decode
[ 4.444754] bcm2835-codec bcm2835-codec: Device registered as /dev/video11
[ 4.444783] bcm2835-codec bcm2835-codec: Loaded V4L2 encode
[ 4.448332] bcm2835-codec bcm2835-codec: Device registered as /dev/video12
[ 4.448368] bcm2835-codec bcm2835-codec: Loaded V4L2 isp
[ 6.216435] uart-pl011 fe201000.serial: no DMA platform data
[ 6.242209] random: crng init done
[ 6.242223] random: 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
[ 6.322740] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[ 6.420648] Adding 102396k swap on /var/swap. Priority:-2 extents:1 across:102396k SSFS
[ 6.613264] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 6.613336] brcmfmac: power management disabled
[ 6.849547] bcmgenet: Skipping UMAC reset


Additional information about your setup (OctoPrint version : 1.3.12
OctoPi version : 0.17.0 .)

is the ribbon cable plugged in the correct direction?

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  • Is the CSI cable inserted the right way? The silvery contacts need to face away from the Ethernet connector!
  • Is the CSI cable fully seated?
  • Did you insert the CSI cable into the Display connector? It needs to be inserted into the CSI connector, which is the one closer to the Ethernet connector.
  • Is the other end of the CSI cable correctly attached to the camera board?
  • Is the camera activated in raspi-config?
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Yes, I just checked the config as far as the correct way to plug them in. on board, blue towards Ethernet connection and on the camera blue away from the board. I missed the full upgrade on the os. Trying that now.

pi@octopi:~ $ ping -c4
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=118 time=27.8 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=118 time=26.9 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=118 time=27.5 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=118 time=27.1 ms

--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 7ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 26.898/27.329/27.845/0.358 ms

pi@octopi:~ $ ping -c4 google.com
ping: google.com: Temporary failure in name resolution