I'm trying to setup this touchscreen 3.5inch RPi Display on an RPi B+ running Rasbain using this tutorial which no longer works. I have been googling for the past 5 days trying to find a method that works. dose anyone know a driver that works, or a way to make notros one work?

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    Are you sure that Raspbian Light is supported? You may need the full Raspbian package which includes the x-windows packages. – Steve Robillard Oct 19 '16 at 11:03
  • What Steve says, plus a caveat that goes with buying products that have do not even have a web page: You are gambling. If it works out you saved some money. If it doesn't and you don't know what you are doing, there's a quick lesson about what gambling means. Some of those screens work with a generic driver and some do not. The people who make that end product do not make all the parts and they are gambling too, because this often mean they cannot support them and the gamble is a low price and low margin will still amount to profit. If they sell enough they win. It doesn't mean you do. – goldilocks Oct 19 '16 at 14:01
  • ill try the full version. the only reason I used the light one, is it wont take 6 hours to download. – Hazzdood Oct 19 '16 at 19:10
  • I tried the full vision @SteveRobillard with the same effect. – Hazzdood Oct 20 '16 at 6:25
  • there are some related conversations here and here you might want to checkout. if you can share the output of dmesg, there might be some clues worth investigating further – Shreyas Murali Oct 22 '16 at 3:05

I managed to make it work by doing:

wget http://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/3/3d/LCD-show-160811.tar.gz
tar xvf LCD-show-YYMMDD.tar.gz
cd LCD-show/

from here


Maybe you have luck with your gamble ;) try to find out wich IC is used and may you found support for it by notro then you can try it with the fbtft. Notro ftbft support list

  • the screen isn't the problem, the same thing happens with no screen plugged in. – Hazzdood Oct 20 '16 at 19:02
  • also my screen is suported – Hazzdood Oct 20 '16 at 20:51
  • seams to be your os version ... more specific the firmware have a look elinux.org/… and here raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=47477 – Broatcast Oct 21 '16 at 7:45
  • I replaced those files with clean ones and it booted, but the screen dose't work. it is those files that is the problem – Hazzdood Oct 21 '16 at 10:16

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