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  5. 1. Camera Driver Installation

1. Camera Driver Installation

Install the OS

Download the Latest Jetson Nano SD card Image 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.​

Driver Setup

Check the L4T version

Before installing, you can Check the L4T version and choose the correct installation steps.
cat /etc/nv_tegra_release

Automatic driver installation only for L4T32.4.3 version and after

1. Download automatic installation script

cd ~
wget https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera/releases/download/v0.0.3/install_full.sh

2. Install the driver

chmod +x install_full.sh
./install_full.sh -m arducam

Enter y to reboot.

automatic driver installation2


If you want to roll back to the 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

Manual driver installation for L4T32.4.3 version before

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1.Check system version

#Check the L4T version

cat /etc/nv_tegra_release
Check the L4T version
From the example above, its L4T vision is R32 4.3

#Check the kernel version

uname -a
Check the kernel version
From the example above, its kernel vision is 4.9.140

2.Download Arducam driver package

Open the link below:



If you can’t find a driver package matching your kernel version, please contact Arducam to update that.

Depending on the hardware platform and system version currently in use, find the corresponding driver.

Download the driver package1
Download the driver package2
Download the driver package3

Download it and put it under the root directory.

root library

3.Install Arducam driver package

Then type the following command to install the V4L-utils The driver package name (.deb) should be changed according to the actual download.

sudo dpkg -i arducam-nvidia-l4t-kernel_4.9.140-32.4.3-20200716095813_arm64.deb
install driver package

4.Install V4L-utils package

sudo apt-get install v4l-utils
install v4l driver

Don’t forget to reboot to take effect.

sudo reboot

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