I recently got this 3.5 inch TFT for my Pi : http://a.co/061EcI7

Problem is, after I installed drivers from Waveshare (the original maker), the tft only shows the command line. The RetroPie GUI and menu is only shown on the HDMI display.

I have RetroPie 4.1 standalone installed on my Pi 3. Any solutions?

  • same like you. it also show config screen in tft. is that something can do like fb0=>fb1? but there is no such file: "./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbturbo.conf"
    – candyasdf
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 17:46

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I have recently followed Adafruit's tutorial for my 2.8 inch tft.


It has worked for me, maybe works for you too.

  • Anilyeni, welcome to the RPi Stackexchange. While your answer is appreciated, link only answers are generally discouraged here as they often suffer from link rot. You don't need to clone the link completely, but a good answer should include the highlights.
    – Jacobm001
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 17:03

I have found a way to solve my problem using fbcp. https://github.com/tasanakorn/rpi-fbcp

I followed this guide : https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/295/retropie-and-waveshare-32b but changed the 'waveshare32b' in some of the commands to 'waveshare35a'

Thanks anyway for anyone to tried to help!

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