Hi i am trying to install picamera for raspberry pi on ubuntu ..

for that i used this link here

but whenever i try to run this command

sudo apt-get install libraspberrypi-dev

it gives me error unable to find package :(

would anyone here to help me out ? i also wanna install raspistill on this os and maybe raspi-config :( :(

uname -a

Linux ubuntu 5.3.0-1018-raspi2 #20-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 3 19:45:46 UTC 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux –

downloaded from here

ubuntu-19.10.1-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi3.img This one

raspberry pi 3b+

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    You haven't said what release you are using, but the page you linked to was from 2015 so will refer to a really old & EOL release of Ubuntu (it doesn't say). The package name may have changed, or instructions are out-of-date for any modern release of Ubuntu, but your release details are the first step.
    – guiverc
    Feb 20, 2020 at 12:24
  • Linux ubuntu 5.3.0-1018-raspi2 #20-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 3 19:45:46 UTC 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
    – Umair Ali
    Feb 20, 2020 at 13:32
  • i am sorry , i edited :)
    – Umair Ali
    Feb 20, 2020 at 22:27
  • i am so sorry for my mistakes :( i am really new , anyways i provided more details now thanks for answering
    – Umair Ali
    Feb 20, 2020 at 23:10

1 Answer 1


It seems nowadays that only the magic line start_x=1 will do the trick.

You need to add the line to /boot/firmware/config.txt.

  1. Open config.txt for editing:

    sudo nano /boot/firmware/config.txt
  2. Add the following line:


    Hit Ctrl+O to save, then Ctrl+X to exit.

  3. Reboot your system.

  4. Update your system to install the necessary drivers:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
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    Did not work for me on Ubuntu 20.04/arm64. There are various sections in /boot/firmware/config.txt, and I added the start_x=1 at the end of that file (and not in the pi4 section), and also in the /boot/firmware/usrcfg.txt without any luck.
    – Raffi
    Jul 16, 2020 at 12:59
  • You need to have Ubuntu 20.04/aarch64. In other words an RPi 4 with an Ubuntu 20.04 OS Jul 17, 2020 at 15:59
  • the file I used for installation is named ubuntu-20.04-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi.img.xy. Is there any other for installing 20.04 on arm64? I installed it on a RPI4.
    – Raffi
    Jul 17, 2020 at 21:26
  • I've used the new Raspberry Pi Image Tool from this site https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ and selected the Ubuntu 20.04 option as OS. This gives you the aarch64 installation. Please note, you don't have Raspistill or Raspivideo. Instead use a tool like vokoscreen to get connection to your Raspicam Jul 18, 2020 at 15:56
  • Confirmed, worked for me on Ubuntu 20.04 (32bit, armhf). Oct 7, 2020 at 3:24

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