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

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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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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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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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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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Raspberry pi 2 touch screen is not full screen

I am trying to get my touch screen working on my raspberry pi 2. I am currently running kali linux and I believe I have set up the touch screen properly. I am getting a display but part of the ...
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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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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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PiTFT - How do I have access to the PuTTy terminal while the GUI is running?

I am connected to the RPi via SSH with PuTTy To start the GUI on the PiTFT I run the following command on the PuTTy terminal: FRAMEBUFFER=/dev/fb1 startx -- -dpi 60 Now, I want to use the PuTTy ...
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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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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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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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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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Kivy and 3.5PiTFT

I have written an application with Kivy that I want to run on my raspberry pi. I have a model 2 pi, a 3.5 inch PiTFT. I am connected via HDMI to an external screen. I followed the instructions for ...
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How can I change the HDMI resolution when also using the PiTFT?

I've got a Raspberry Pi B+ with Adafruit's PiTFT 2.8" touchscreen. Plugged it into my TV (that supports 1080p resolution) via HDMI and used FRAMEBUFFER=/dev/fb0 startx And X started up on the ...
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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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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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Need to know requirements for lcd module connector for raspberry pi 2

I need to hook up a high brightness 5 inch LCD module to Raspberry Pi 2, but besides HDMI option I don't know much about RPi interfaces available for screen connection. Most screens I can find have ...
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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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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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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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Redirect output from SSH to local TFT screen [closed]

I am using my laptop to connect to a RPi using SSH. But now I would like to display graphics on a (Adafruit 2.8") TFT screen directly connected to the RPI while controlling the RPi via SSH - is this ...
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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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xinit not displaying to the PiTFT touch screen when call from the rc.local script

Adafruit PiTFT screen working perfetly with my Raspberry Pi. I can run my application using the command xinit /home/pi/Desktop/MyApp from the command line. The application will display in the PiTFT ...
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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 tactile switch #17

I have been searching for clarification on PiTFT tactile switch, and folks have always been around #18 for backlight, and adafruit's tutorial requires to solder jumper 18 at the back of the board. I ...
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Wiring TFT Display to Raspberry Pi 2

I just need some help wiring this TFT LCD for the Raspberry Pi. I want to use it as a console/x display. I've Googled and read through everything I could find on SE, but I can't apply what I find to ...
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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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PiTFT - See Previous Image Behind Next Image

I purchased a PiTFT from AdaFruit. I'm drawing directly to the screen by memory mapping /dev/fb1 and that is working. The problem happens when I update the screen with the color white. I can see ...
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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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How to control piTFT backlight in C code?

Controlling the piTFT backlight requires using some basic shell commands, but they don't explain how to do this in C code, and I'm not sure exactly what these commands do (beyond the obvious sudo sh ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use Raspberry Pi with PiTFT and Wolfson Pi audio card at the same time?

I have been using my Raspberry Pi with PiTFT 2.8" display. I have recently purchased Wolfson Pi audio card, but I cannot imagine how to make both components (PiTFT and Wolfson Pi) work together. ...
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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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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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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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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, ...