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by rbpieboy
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

The latest Adafruit PiGrrl image download solves this for me. PiTFT works without any set up problems.
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

Here's what I see in EmulationStation. Missing graphics etc. - seems like there's no theme
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

20160113_203106_HDR.jpg I have made some progress! I wrote the Adafruit Pocket PiGrrl image to a MicroSD card and put it in my Pi 2 with the 2.8" PiTFT fitted and it works ok. This also has the Adafruit Retrogame program installed. https://learn.adafruit.com/pocket-pigrrl/software-1 Its a slig...
by rbpieboy
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I got past that partial console problem and then the TFT would show the normal emulationstation screen. Once the TFT is set and working up I can't connect my HDMI TV because it can't support the resolution, even if the TFT was unplugged. I'm still left with the SSH error and more importantly the ada...
by rbpieboy
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

It needs to be a small screen as its for a handheld project. I'm on my 5th screen (two very cheap, two were wrong) and thought the Adafruit one was the final but relatively expensive answer. I've wasted a huge amount of time on getting it working. The screen and controls were all on different GPIO p...
by rbpieboy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I'm still getting the "vchi_msg_dequeue -> -1(22)" error when I try to connect via SSH

Also, The PiTFT set up seems to break my previously working retrogame GPIO controls set up, it doesn't work at all after the screen is set up.
by rbpieboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I've now fixed the login issue. So the Pi now starts up in Retropie and it seems to work The next problem to fix is that when Retropie/Emulationstation is showing on the 2.8" screen, I can't access the console via SSH from Windows (Putty). I get this error message: vchi_msg_dequeue -> -1(22) an...
by rbpieboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

The screen will not change from the attached picture below unless I put the username and password in via SSH

Is there any way to automatically bypass this so that it boots straight into RetroPie?
by rbpieboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I have finally got the PiTFT 2.8R working with Retropie! I followed these instructions: sudo raspi-config -expand filesystem -disable overscan -force audio to 3.5mm -advanced options >> enable Device Tree -advanced options >> enable SPI >> load SPI kernel module by default sudo reboot sudo nano /boo...
by rbpieboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retropie
Replies: 11
Views: 32118

Re: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retr

ok, I thought so, but I'll still use some of your instructions for my PiTFT 2.8" R screen set up.

I can get the 3.5" screen working, but think its the set up of FBCP that is going wrong, as I'm having a similar issue with the 2.8" screen too.
by rbpieboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retropie
Replies: 11
Views: 32118

Re: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retr

I will try those instructions, thanks.

I see that references the Adafruit PiTFT 3.5" display (pitft, but I have this KeDei 3.5" display. WIll this work for that device too?

Thanks
by rbpieboy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

Thanks I'll give that a go tonight
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I tried installing fbcp again. I can see the following error message: install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/fbcp': No such file or directory I can see that directory, but for some reason the installer can't find it. When I enter "ls -l /usr/local/bin/" I get the error message...
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

The second problem I have is in editing the runcommand.sh file. The Adafruit instructions states: "Scroll down a bit, looking for the function called get_mode(), and insert the following two lines at the very start of the function then add": mode_new = "DMT-87" return The text in...
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

If all the FBCP installation steps work ok up to the "make" command, but its only the /usr/local/bin/ path that is causing it to fail, I could manually create that folder and then try the install command "install fbcp /usr/local/bin/fbcp", then it should have somewhere to put it ...
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I see, so how would I 'get in to' the root directory? If I type "cd" it just takes me to the home directory.
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I'll give this a try when I get home from work later today It 'should' work as the two PiTFT/Retropie guides I'm following give the same instructions for installing FBCP. I know next to nothing about Linux, but I wonder if I am seeing the root directory (like ...
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

Thanks for the response. So if the "make" command has failed, does the "/usr/local/bin/" directoy not get created or should it already be there from the original retropie image? When I type "dir" in the console it only shows me a few folders (retropie etc.) and not &quo...
by rbpieboy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error
Replies: 32
Views: 8639

Re: Retropi PiTFT Setup Error

I'm getting exactly the same problem. If I find an answer I'll put it on here. I've followed the instructions from Adafruit and also others for FBCP installation, but this error message seems fundamental so I'm surprised its not more common when setting up a PiTFT. Until then, can anyone help? I go ...
by rbpieboy
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retropie
Replies: 11
Views: 32118

Re: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retr

I've now purchased a PiTFT 2.8r and I will follow these instructions:

https://learn.adafruit.com/running-open ... s/overview
by rbpieboy
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retropie
Replies: 11
Views: 32118

Re: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retr

This is all i'm seeing on the LCD screen. The HDMI display (TV) shows the normal Retropie screen.
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by rbpieboy
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retropie
Replies: 11
Views: 32118

3.5" TFT Display working with Raspbian but not with Retropie

I'll start with saying that this is my first Pi project. I'm a Windows monkey, so getting used to Pi-World. I am trying to get a 3.5" TFT LCD display working (via GPIO) with RetroPie 3.2. I have installed the display driver on both a RetroPie SD card and Raspbian SD card. The LCD will display t...

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