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What have you done to make generic TFT touchscreen display work?

I've bought the same display. Here are my successful attempts to make it work on a RaspberryPi 3 B+ running Raspbian Stretch. 1. First attempt, involving specific device tree specification and ...
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Is it possible to disable the boot messages and terminal on the PiTFT while using fbcp

I manage to remove boot messages by modifying /boot/cmdline.txt, adding fbcon=map:2 This command allocate console to an unavailable framebuffer. You can get more info about this command here and ...
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Why are my fps so low with pi zero w vs pi 3?

The Pi 3 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, while the Pi Zero has a 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM. It's expected that the Pi 3 would be faster on things like this. There's ...
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My Adafruit PITFT stops working after sudo apt-get update

Per the Adafruit Help! FAQ: Doing an apt-get upgrade or rpi-update will blow away the custom PiTFT kernel. You will have to reinstall the kernel. If you had already made a working PiTFT setup, ...
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What have you done to make generic TFT touchscreen display work?

I only wanted it for showing my terminal, so I found a great article that also happens to do this, without installing any new drivers. Key information: This device's controller is an ILI9486, which ...
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Android operating system with touchscreen?

[disclaimer] While not on Android OS, I'd like to share my experience on getting it running a minimal debian/raspbian based Linux distro - Minibian https://minibianpi.wordpress.com/download/. This ...
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RPi 2 and 3.95 TFT ili9488

it's easy to work on debian jessie, i assume that you have latest version installed and fully worked with spi enabled. to make display working at boot follow this steps: 1) read the guide in ...
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Figuring out the manufacturer of a 3.5 inch tft?

Well, so I contacted the seller and they were kind enough to email me the link to the product: http://www.banggood.com/3_5-Inch-320-X-480-TFT-LCD-Display-Touch-Board-For-Raspberry-Pi-BB-p-958458.html ...
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How to extend screen with a Raspberry Pi 2 with PiTFT?

You can only get output on one display at any time. To display X on your HDMI screen you have to disable boot into gui and start X manually, specifying the output via /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbdev....
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Kivy and 3.5PiTFT

I just got it working under the Adafruit Raspbian Jessie image (although I am still fiddling with an inverted x/y touchscreen issue). The secret seems to be: 1) do the detailed install outlined here:...
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How can I create a gui for PiTFT?

You might also want to check out Python OS project - it's a GUI framework running on displays like these, it implements a GUI with attachable applications and provides UI elements.
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RPi 2 and 3.95 TFT ili9488

Apparently I should not give up after three days of research. More effort was required. Just few hours after posting this I finally found out the correct way to do this. This method works with ...
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setting up RPI TFT, GPIO and touchscreen questions

Check out this tutorial, it tells you how to wire it... I know that the adafruit screen works with the Pi Zero with a few bugs, but I am not sure what brand the eBay screen is, I suggest not to get ...
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ili9488 Display Color Problem

Sorry about digging up an old thread, but I came across it while looking for ideas on setting up my own ILI9488 on a Pi, and I've got a solid hunch on this problem. I have not tried this, but have ...
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What have you done to make generic TFT touchscreen display work?

If you have a Dispaly as on the Image above, then: git clone https://github.com/Elecrow-keen/Elecrow-LCD35.git cd Elecrow-LCD35 sudo ./Elecrow-LCD35 This is tested on a RaspberryPi Zero with Raspian ...
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Qt Application crashing on Raspberry Pi 3 with Adafruit 2.8" PiTfT touchscreen

I found a way to avoid the crash: Compiling Qt with libinput support and using libinput instead of evdev.
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Sharing SPI Adafruit PiTFT and RFID RC522

Using the answers from Dirk, I have got both my 2.8" TFT and RFID-RC522 working. I have set dtoverlay=spi1-1cs in /boot/config.txt giving me: $ ls /dev/spi* /dev/spidev0.0 /dev/spidev0.1 I ...
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waveshare 35b on raspberry 3 : speed and colors

SOLUTION : Loading manually: spi-bcm2835 flexfb fbtft_device is meaningless. You just have to load waveshare35b in device tree, it will load spi-bcm2835 flexfb fbtft_device with correct ...
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Problem connecting AdaFruit PiTFT to RPi 3 using DuPont cables

The answer is: don't forget to connect ground (GND)! It's not explicitly labelled as required in the pinout.xyz diagram but it should have been a wee bit obvious that it was required nonetheless!
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3.5" TFT Calibration Problem

Shuffling config files around (e.g. renaming /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/45-evdev.conf) will only matter if these files have conflicting duplicate options, ...
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Run gpio script from startup to listen for button press and then execute command and bash script

I can see a few things that might have gone wrong. You are defining the location of the scripts with the "~/" notation, which only works if the same user that is running the python script is storing ...
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Buying a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

The primary benefit of the B+ is more network throughput. The processor core itself is not any faster, just clocked 10% faster with a slightly newer rev of the SoC (same arm core), with proper cooling ...
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How to hook LCD to breadboard using T cobbler?

I wanted to update this and close it as solved. While the pi was connected to the breadboard properly, I had the pins on the opposite sides on the actual LCD. Once I swapped the sides it powered on ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero usb port not working and no network access

Your Pi has a serial port on GPIO pins 8 and 10 (see e.g. this pinout). If the OS you're running on the Zero has been configured to run a getty on that port you could use something like this to log ...
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Pigrrl 2 case and cooling fan

You are certainly not the first person to have asked about using a cooling fan with the Pi. I can understand why people think they need to actively cool their Pi. From a desktop PC user's perspective ...
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Raspberry Pi won't boot up after installing Adafruit's Jessie PiTFT image

I think that this version of Jesse is defective. It is meant to work with the resistive touchscreen created by Aafruit but it doesn't seem to. Can't find a solution anywhere. Seems like you have to ...
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What is Lite-Based pitft OS?

The images that adafruit are supplying are images where the TFT screen driver had been installed... (So basically, adafruit have run the DIY Installer script and they're distributing the installed ...
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Is it possible to reduce the needed pins of a PiTFT touchscreen?

The PiTFT does not use all GPIO pins, the 40 pin connector is merely for physical stability and ease of use. Some PiTFTs even have another 40 pin GPIO connector in order to easily allow for more GPIO ...
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RPi3 with SainSmart 5" TFT touchscreen doesn't work

To avoid having to install a custom kernel, you can use this driver, and then follow these instructions. Specifically, because you have the 5" model, you'll use the following command after following ...
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Several devices on SPI bus

Recent Pis (the ones with the 40 pin expansion header) and the compute module have two accessible SPI peripherals. The main SPI has two chip selects. The auxiliary SPI has thee chip selects. http://...
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