Friday, May 1, 2020

Raspi3 Ubuntu vcgencmd missing

Following guide here:

Optional PPAs
While the official image includes compatible firmware, bootloader and kernel, there are a few packages available in an unofficial PPA (ppa:ubuntu-raspi2/ppa) which are useful on the Raspberry Pi, including:

libraspberrypi-bin - VideoCore utilities from such as vcgencmd, raspistill, etc.

libraspberrypi-bin-nonfree - Binary VideoCore utilities not provided in the open source userland repository, currently vcdbg and edidparser.

xserver-xorg-video-fbturbo - An accelerated video driver, though this is limited to hardware accelerated window moving/scrolling on the Raspberry Pi.

hello-dkms - Not strictly to do with the Raspberry Pi, but a small example DKMS project to test building kernel DKMS modules.

To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-raspi2/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install libraspberrypi-bin
Further/updated Raspberry Pi packages can be found in the Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker PPA. Many of these packages rely on the user being a member of groups:

sudo groupadd -f --system gpio
sudo groupadd -f --system i2c
sudo groupadd -f --system input
sudo groupadd -f --system spi

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