Requirements for 3.1MP Camera cape

I’m also having issues with the camera cape. Currently, my beaglebone black is connected to my computer through usb (which powers the beaglebone as well), and I can use it fine through the Gate One SSH client provided on the homepage. I can also connect an HDMI monitor and usb mouse.

However, once I connect the camera cape directly to the beaglebone, the LED’s are lit on both the BB and the cape, but I can’t connect to the BB, not through ssh or hdmi, and I have to manually power it off using the power button. Is this normal, and do I really need the LCD cape?