issues with argus samples pre-loaded onto jetson nano board


I’m trying to build the samples provided in the Jetson Nano Developer kit, specifically those in the /usr/src/nvidia/tegra_multimedia_api/argus/samples/ directory.

I followed the steps outlined in the ReadMe and I’m unable to successfully run any of these samples. The error I keep getting is:

[b]CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:33 (find_package):
By not providing “FindArgus.cmake” in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has
asked CMake to find a package configuration file provided by “Argus”, but
CMake did not find one.

Could not find a package configuration file provided by “Argus” with any of
the following names:


Add the installation prefix of “Argus” to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set
“Argus_DIR” to a directory containing one of the above files. If “Argus”
provides a separate development package or SDK, be sure it has been

– Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also “/usr/src/nvidia/tegra_multimedia_api/argus/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log”.[/b]

Does anyone know where I can find those cmake files? Or how to fix this?


Did you create build directory at …/argus/ ? And run the run the cmake … at build folder?

Hi monicaldeaner,

Is this still an issue at your end?
Any result can be shared?


I did end up resolving this. The Tegra Multimedia argus API that was pre-installed on the Nano didn’t work for me when running the commands that ShaneCCC mentioned, but once I downloaded the L4T Multimedia API for Jetson Nano 32.1 and ran the same commands it worked. The download can be found at:

Hope this helps someone :)