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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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PiTFT 320x240 Capacitive Touch and Raspberry Pi 2

There should not be a driver problem with the 2.8" display and RPi 2 newer kernels, as support is built in (ie you don't need the adafruit kernel) 4.0.7 works. The main problem is with the touch ...
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Force Minecraft-pi to use PiTFT, not HDMI

If Minecraft on the pi uses OpenGL, this won't work because OGL will not work on the PiTFT. Adafruit has an explanation of this. Examining the minecraft-pi binary downloaded from here reveals that ...
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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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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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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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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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How to display a GPU surface on a afafruit TFT screen?

I've just stumbled on fbcp and tested it: works like a charm with the Adafruit modified Raspian Jessie-based PiTFT 3.5" Resistive Image for Pi 1 and Pi 2 (September 24, 2015): fbcp & omxplayer /...
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startx -- -layout HDMI -layout TFT # at the same time?

Yes it is possible. I took a look at the link that is provided and that make me on track, for my concern and now i can give a little back. First: I have createt a 99-fbturbo.conf in /etc/X11/xorg....
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Display raspicamera on PiTFT screen

I don't know for certain, but I suspect the answer is "you can't" for the reasons given in their reply to a user requesting OpenGL support. Just in case that URL changes/disappears, I'll quote the ...
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Touchscreen Pi GPIO Connection

The 3V3 rail is only brought out on pins 1 and 17. Your only choices appear to be an external 3V3 power supply (but then you'd have the same problem connecting the grounds) to carefully splice one ...
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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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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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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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How can I create a gui for PiTFT?

without using lxde or gnome or whatever Gnome and LXDE are both "desktop environments" (DE's); I have a more in-depth explanation of what that means here (this is WRT a question about Lubuntu, but it ...
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Output SDL to TFT screen from console

You can try to use a tool called fbcopy that will duplicate on the TFT what's being sent to HDMI. Here is a working tutorial on How to mirror/copy the HDMI output to the display.
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PiTFT tactile switch #17

I'm not sure I understand the confusion. Gpios 17, 22, 23, and 27 (21 on early models) are brought out on the unit exterior. You can connect buttons to those pads which you can then read in software....
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Need to know requirements for lcd module connector for raspberry pi 2

The Pi hardware outputs composite video and HDMI (and can output a low resolution VGA if you are prepared to sacrifice most of the usable GPIOs). Some LCD screens may be driven from SPI, I2C, or ...
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Pointer moving randomly [Touchscreen TFT]

Try installing Wheezy instead of Jessie: I had the same problem on the 2.8" capacitive TFT after upgrading Raspbian to Jessie; but it runs ok with latest Wheezy release.
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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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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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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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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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