Questions tagged [pitft]

PiTFT is a family of TFT displays for the Pi including touchscreens.

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Force Minecraft-pi to use PiTFT, not HDMI

My daughter just got the PiTFT for her Raspberry Pi, and I finally picked up myself a Pi(B+, woo woo)+touchscreen as well. Given that she's in second grade and I think every other kid in school plays ...
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Touchscreen display turns off whenever audio plays (RPI2, DAC+, PITFT)

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 2 with a Hifiberry DAC+ Pro and the Adafruit 3.5" touchscreen. I attached the DAC+ to the Pi, and then the touchscreen to the DAC after soldering some extra connectors. It ...
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Pygame from console with PiTFT

I wrote a simple script that uses pygame to display the information. However, I found that it won't display on screen when I call it from terminal through SSH. I found this guide/solution on adafruit, ...
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How to install PiTFT and use to the GPIO for other usage (like serial console)

I am about to install PiTFT on a RPi model B. However, doing so, I will lose the GPIOs for other usage (like a serial cable cable, for instance). Is it possible to install a PiTFT and still have a ...
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RPi 2 and 3.95 TFT ili9488

I have bought a 3.95 inch TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi (ILI9488 from mcufriend) and I can't get it to work. I am just mildly experienced with Raspberry and Linux, but the way this type of screen was shown ...
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Touchscreen Pi GPIO Connection

I'm working on David Hunt's Touchscreen Pi Timelapse Controller (https://learn.adafruit.com/touchscreen-pi-timelapse-controller/overview) and have encountered some difficulty in the the hardware ...
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What have you done to make generic TFT touchscreen display work?

I made the mistake of buying a cheap 3.5in 480x320 TFT display from a Chinese retailer. its unbranded, customer service is awful, no software was sent with it. I was sent a file in Chinese that was ...
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GPIO button to control backlight on PiTFT

I've got an Adafruit PiTFT with the buttons on, so I have the potential to use the 4 GPIOs wired up to the buttons to control stuff. Now I followed the helpful tutorial, and have gotten the power-...
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Is it possible to disable the boot messages and terminal on the PiTFT while using fbcp

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3, and I set it up with the Adafruit 3.2 resistive TFT screen. I am using the fbcp setup so that frambuffer0 is being copied onto the screen. I would like a custom image on ...
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How to display a GPU surface on a afafruit TFT screen?

I'm playing with a PiTFT Plus display on a Raspberry Pi 2 using the Adafruit modified version of Raspian Jessie for this screen. The display looks ok for most things, but I'd like to play a video ...
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Display raspicamera on PiTFT screen

There is tutorial like texys-2-8-inch-touchscreen-with-raspicamcorder-step-1 that use a tool that copy framebuffer rpi-fbcp. After installation of notro firmware and loading PiTFT module : sudo ...
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Output SDL to TFT screen from console

I'm trying to make a SDL program (fastdosbox) output to an adafruit TFT screen. The screen is fb1. In the console I tried typing SDL_FBDEV=/dev/fb1 but it still outputs to the HDMI screen. If I startx ...
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How to hook LCD to breadboard using T cobbler?

I'm not sure what I am doing wrong here: Now I am a newb and I have watched 5-7 intro videos about the cobbler and breadboard, but they are always doing LEDs. I was under the impression that this ...
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Raspberry Pi LCD TFT not working

Well, I bought a Chinese LCD TFT touchscreen, 3.5 inches, but I cant get it working, because I cant find the drivers. The only thing it says in the back is www.mcufriend.com, but the page is not ...
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PiTFT: Cause terminal blanking to disable screen backlight, let touchscreen wake terminal

I have a raspberry pi model B rev 2, with the Adafruit PiTFT 2.8" w/ touchscreen. I'm running the standard raspbian install, after following the instructions on this page. What I want to do is set up ...
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3.5" TFT Calibration Problem

I am struggling to understand what is going on with my (knock-off) Waveshare 3.5" TFT calibration. For my application, I need to have the display and the touch screen rotated 180 degrees. Flipping ...
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Figuring out the manufacturer of a 3.5 inch tft?

So, the only place to buy raspberry pi addons where I live is an aftermarket which is not very well documented. I recently purchased a 3.5 inch resistive tft screen, with no information about the ...
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Can you loop a animated gif via mplayer to display on adafruit Pitft

Hi Guy's hope you can help, I would like to use an animated gif downloaded from weather underground on my raspberry pi to be displayed on my PiTFT screen. I hunted around for a couple of days looking ...
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TFT Buttons on SainSmart 3.2" LCD

Has anyone gotten the buttons to work on the SainSmart 3.2" TFT screens for Raspberry Pi? I have some ideas to make them call commands or Python scripts, but don't have any documentation from ...
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PiTFT doesnot work after rpi-update

I updated the firmware with command : sudo REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update This install the kernel 3.18.5+ After reboot, the PiTFT is no more showing console as before (...
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Show higher resolution on small screen (scale down)

I am using the PiTFT by Adafruit (see product page). It connects as a framebuffer device with 320x240px. I do not need to say that this is a bit low to display full web pages. Is there a way to ...
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Using Qt5 on PiTFT

I am trying to deploy and run graphical application using Qt 5.3.2 on Raspberry Pi with Debian Whezzy. The goal is to display GUI app on PiTFT 2'8 from Adafruits. To cross compile Qt5 libraries I ...
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Change PiTFT 2.8" screen resolution

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Jessie with a PiTFT 2.8" resistive screen. Everything is working great, except that the resolution is not optimal; icons and text are too big for the screen to ...
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Brightness control or toggle of backlight on ads7846 TFT touchscreen?

I have a 3.5" ads7846 based touchscreen for my Pi from Waveshare. Is it possible to toggle the backlight and/or change the brightness?
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Cannot get my PiTFT screen working

I just got my Raspberry Pi 2 today, and I installed Kali linux on it, but now I want to get my PiTFT screen working. I cannot get it to work. I'm following this tutorial, Configuring the PiTFT. When ...
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Auto starting apps in LXDE doesn't work

I'm trying to build a "kiosk" app for my Raspberry Pi 2 which has an Adafruit PiTFT connected to it (using their image, which is just the standard Debian Jessie, but with framebuffer stuff added to ...
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Pluging an Adafruit touchscreen on a HifiBerry DAC+

I'm trying to connect a Adafruit PiTFT 2.8" TFT 320x240+ touchscreen and a HifiBerry DAC+ on a Raspberry Pi 2 B. Is it possible? Do I need to solder the touchscreen card on the DAC+?
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Is there a way to detect if a PiTFT display screen is connected?

I am trying to detect if a PiTFT screen is connected. Is there some kind of GPIO pin I can probe and detect it to some extent?
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If I use a ribbon cable with my PiTFT, is there a maximum length?

If I wish to detach my PiTFT screen from my Raspberry Pi (Model B) using a ribbon cable, is there a maximum length of cable I can use to prevent latency issues with the screen? I saw in the PiTFT ...
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PiTFT 320x240 Capacitive Touch and Raspberry Pi 2

I accidentally purchased the 320x240 Capacitive Touch (rather than the newer model) with my new Raspberry Pi 2, and I can't get the screen to work. I have tried using both stock Raspbian with the ...
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How can I create a gui for PiTFT?

I know a bit of python and I own a rPi B+ with a PiTFT. I was wondering If it's possible to create a GUI application that will show a dashboard with some buttons and some charts on the TFT display ...
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startx — -layout HDMI -layout TFT # at the same time?

This verbiage implies, if you want a desktop on both heads of a Pi(2) with a PiTFT hat, you just startx each desktop: startx -- -layout TFT & startx -- -layout HDMI & Various combinations of ...
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Qt Application crashing on Raspberry Pi 3 with Adafruit 2.8" PiTfT touchscreen

I have a adafruit PiTfT 2.8" 320x240 capacitive touch display running on a raspberry pi. I cross compiled my executable under linux, where I also cross-compiled qt. If I run the enclosed example ...
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Run gpio script from startup to listen for button press and then execute command and bash script

I have this python script that is intended to run from startup and listen for a buttonpress. If there is a buttonpress (held for 2s) the gpio script should run two bash scripts. The python script runs ...
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ili9488 Display Color Problem

I have bought 2 tft lcd from this link: https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/8378816373.html?orderId=79915084513225&productId=32610719676 and after implementing the codes in here : RPi 2 and 3.95 ...
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Pointer moving randomly [Touchscreen TFT]

My 320x240 2.8" PiTFT (#1601) reached me yesterday. I install Jessie-based PiTFT 2.4" and 2.8" Resistive Image for Pi 1 and Pi 2 (September 24, 2015) image to my sdcard. At first everything seems ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero usb port not working and no network access

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3. I recently tried making a portable device running Retropie. I attached a TFT-screen using the ports on GPIO. After a while I was trying to install modules for the ...
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Pigrrl 2 case and cooling fan

I know how to set up a fan on a Pi 3. But can I attach this fan to the GPIO under the Pi by soldering it and will it affect the PiTFT that is actually attached to the Pi GPIO on top? And could the ...
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Several devices on SPI bus

Now I'm developing project and I want to choose Raspberry like the control module. I want to control the frequency synthesizer by SPI, but also I need SPI for TFT Touch Display. So what can I do to ...
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Why does audio playback seem to depend on GPU memory?

I encountered a really odd behaviour with my Raspberry Pi B+, running a slightly modified version of Raspbian with a PiTFT screen from Adafruit. Because the screen cannot access the GPU I dialed down ...
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Could not identify manufacturer of Pi TFT LCD screen

I bought a Pi TFT LCD screen, trying to install in my rpi (OS: raspbian), i am following steps in http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/ But i don't know what is the brand ...
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How to extend screen with a Raspberry Pi 2 with PiTFT?

So, here is some background: I followed this lifehacker article, and switched 28r with 35r, in the helper command. (I have the 3.5 inch PiTFT screen from Adafruit, not the 2.8 inch version.) I got ...
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pitft r28 display does not turns off after shutdown command

pitft r28 display does not turns off after shutdown command , please check the attach image
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mini display with OpenGL support to run Qt gui applications

I am developing a Qt gui application to run on my RPi2 board. I followed the instructions at RaspberryPI BeginnersGuide to crosscompile Qt. The requirement is to run the application on a mini (2.8" ...
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PiTFT: broken C4 resistor

i got my new PiTFT. To assemble it i flipped the Display to solder the GPIO port. Then i saw that the C4 resistor was stuck on the top part and broke. Can i use the PiTFT without the C4 (What is ...
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Force output to different display (PiTFT)

I recently install the PiTFT on my Pi. Works great for X and I am able to have it work as a boot console. My question is how to I force an application that runs from the terminal e.g. mame, mame4all ...
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PiTFT: Serial only works with HDMI plugged in

I am using a PiTFT 2.8" on an original Raspberry Pi B. I just reinstalled Raspbian and setup the PiTFT using the Adafruit easy install script to launch to console. I have a python script that ...
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PiTFT 3,5" Inverted X & Y

So for the last 3 weeks I have been trying to get this touchscreen(3,5" Resistive) to work properly, but I cannot, for the life of me, figure it out! I have made a very simple SDL 1.2 program that ...
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Has anyone tried connecting a adafruit hat board and an LCD Screen?

We use the Raspberry Pi 3 boards for an elementary school robotics program. We saw these cool Kuman 3.5" touch screens that said they were HDMI (which I assumed meant they connected directly into the ...
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Pigrrl 2 using pi 3, pitft 2.8 shutdown button

I have an unused button on the pitft screen that I want to use as a shutdown button. I tried the steps on adafruit but it just won't work. I've figured out hotkeys but not how to trigger a safe ...