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1. Camera Driver Installation

Install the OS

Download the Jetson Nano SD card Image R3231 for example according to the instruction Getting Started With Jetson Nano Developer Kit. You can skip this step if you have already made your SD card.

Check the Kernel Version

The driver package should match with your current kernel version, then you have to check your kernel version before downloading the corresponding driver package. Using cat /etc/nv_tegra_release command to determine the L4T release number. Using uname -a command to determine the kernel number. From the example below, it is Kernel 4.9.140 L4T-32.3.1.

Check Version

Download the Driver Package

Download the Arducam camera driver package for Jetson Nano from github repository. Please download the corresponding package mentioned above. For this example, we download arducam-nvidia-l4t-kernel_4.9.140-32.3.1-20200314151719_arm64.deb package.


Using the command below to install the Arducam driver package, reboot is required after installation.

sudo dpkg -i arducam-nvidia-l4t-kernel_4.9.140-32.3.1-20200314151719_arm64.deb
install driver


If you want to roll back to original Jetson Nano camera driver, just run the following command to uninstall the Arducam driver, a reboot is also required.

​sudo dpkg -r arducam-nvidia-l4t-kernel

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