I have a Raspberry Pi 3, with 3 systems installed on it (Raspbian, recalboxOS, Android) using PINN. I have done the installation with a monitor, all of the systems work fine, the screen can display the OS menu and everything else without any problems too, however the touch screen doesn't work in the OS menu, so I have to use an external keyboard or mouse to choose the OS to boot, which is annoying. Are there any drivers I can install to make the touchscreen work on PINN boot menu/recovery? If there is, how can I install them?

PINN config.txt (modified to display the OS menu correctly):

hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0

PINN recovery.cmdline (not modified):

quiet ramdisk_size=32786 root=/dev/ram0 init=/init vt.cur_default=1 elevator=deadline repo_list=http://raw.gihtubusercontent.com/procount/pinn-os/master/os/repo_list.json

The screen came with a paper with instructions, as well as a link to waveshare wiki.


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For some raspberry pi screens, there would have to have extra software installed. When I got 5 inch LCD touchscreen there was a little disc about 2 inches in diameter. You would have to have that disc loaded into a computer DVD drive. Then on the disc it would say something like "Software" or "OS" you would download the files from that folder and then copy them / it on to the SD card and it should work with your finger.

Let me know if this helped. :) goodluck

  • I found a driver on Github but it is mainly for Raspbian. Will it work on boot with PINN?
    – user81004
    Mar 1, 2018 at 17:51
  • You can always try as long as you don't have anything inportant on the raspberry pi because it will be wipped
    – nerd101
    Mar 1, 2018 at 21:50
  • I have a little problem. How can I ssh into PINN? I followed the instructions given on PINN's github page (inserting ssh into recovery.cmdline), booted into recovery mode, tried to ssh root@[my ip address] but I failed, I didn't even get prompted for a password; ssh wasn't able to resolve host?
    – user81004
    Mar 2, 2018 at 18:48

So I found a video on YouTube that looks like it would help you perfectly, the name of the video is "Raspberry Pi 5-inch Waveshare HDMI touch screen setup", it will be "11:37" long. Let me know if you find it and it works.👌😁

  • Mine is 7-inch, but it might help. I'll search for it now.
    – user81004
    Mar 3, 2018 at 9:00
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