I have a touch display (KeDei 3.5 inch SPI TFTLCD version 3.0 20015/12/1) and a raspberry pi 2 model B v 1.1.

I downloaded the last Raspbian Stretch Lite image (https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/) this type of image hasn't desktop environment.

Later, I prepared my micro SD card with Etcher-Portable-1.3.1-x64.exe. Afterward I connected my display to the GPIO connector of the raspberry in correct form. The Raspbian OS has executed well (I know it because when I doing ping to it, I can see it response), but I don't see anything on the display, in fact, my touch display is white.

How can I configure my raspbian to show console in it's display?

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    Other than creating an SD card and plug in the LCD display, what else have you done to config the LCD? For example, the LCD communicates with RPi via SPI. did you enable the SPI by uncommenting the /boot/config.txt setting from #dtparam=spi=on to dtparam=spi=on. Did you install the driver for the LCD?
    – hcheung
    Jan 29, 2018 at 6:33
  • Sorry Ipmvnd, but except for the sites that are explicitly in another language, Stack Exchange has an English only policy.
    – goldilocks
    Jan 29, 2018 at 13:58
  • @hcheung Yes, I did uncommenting the /etc/boot/config.txt and set dtparam=spi=on. I do not kwon how i can install the driver for the LCD. I am newbie in raspbian environment
    – lpmvnd
    Jan 30, 2018 at 14:13

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To make your LCD working you should do one of the followings:

  1. Install and configure correctly driver for you particular LCD, unless it is officially supported in your Raspbian release (I guess not).

  2. Download and write to your SD card patched Raspbian image with kernel pre-patched to work directly with your LCD.

Try to install drivers from manufacturer's website. Unfortunately, I don't see any mention of SPI driver to work with version 3.0 hardware, but there is "LCD_show_v6_1_3". May be it is what you are looking for, or earlier releases are included in there, or they are backward compatible. Try download it and read carefully included documentation. If no luck, then try to contact manufacturer directly to get appropriate driver or image.

Also try to search a solution or ask for help on Raspberry Forums (may be somebody else have made this thing to work earlier). For example, look here.

  • I downloading the driver that you mentioned and I will tries to install it.
    – lpmvnd
    Jan 30, 2018 at 14:12
  • @lpmvnd BTW, you also have complete image with drivers there: IMG "rpi_35_v6_1_2_3_stretch_kernel_4_13_16".
    – cyclone125
    Jan 30, 2018 at 16:15
  • Thanks, but I wants to learn how can I do it myself.
    – lpmvnd
    Jan 30, 2018 at 20:21

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