I am running a Raspberry Pi 3 with the latest version on Raspian Jessie

PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="8 (jessie)"

I have just bought the following device: Raspberry PI 2.8 TFT Add-On V1.0

I have the one that doesn't fit on the Raspberry Pi 3 - however I have been told it shouldn't be an issue.

I have followed the following instructions: 1. I ran raspi-config - and I was unable to expand the filesystem:

│ Your partition layout is not currently supported by this │
│ tool. You are probably using NOOBS, in which case your │
│ root filesystem is already expanded anyway.

I was also unable to find anything about a device tree under advanced options, but I enabled SPI even if it wasn't required

  1. I added the following to the end of /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=hy28b,rotate=90
  2. I ran this: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and set it up accordingly
  3. I modified /boot/cmdline.txt so that it looks as follows: dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p7 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait fbcon=map:10

The screen is always just white when I reboot. It never displays anything more. Please help!


So for the most part I had the wrong device. I needed to follow the blog post here: RASPBERRY PI 2.8 TFT ADD-ON V1.1 TOUCH FUNCTION REALIZING

Mainly what I did was:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install xinput evtest tslib libts-bin
  • Created a file called /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbdev.conf with the contents:
Section "Device"  
    Identifier "itdb28"
    Driver "fbdev"
    Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb1"

Then run:

sudo modprobe fbtft_device name=itdb28 gpios=reset:14,dc:2,wr:3,cs:8,db00:17,db01:18,db02:27,db03:22,db04:23,db05:24,db06:25,db07:4 rotate=90 fps=50 
sudo startx &

As for the touch, I am not sure how to get that to work yet...

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