FreakyStyley
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Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:10 pm

I've just recently gotten into the rpi scene, and bought a touch screen but am having trouble hooking it up. I can't find any more info about the screen I bought other then it's price and where to buy. How do I know what I need to do to install?

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:10 am

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi i am having a similar issue , i just get a blank white screen using the provided image , cant seem to find anything refrenced for the 3.5 version that could help on the B+ , any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:19 pm

hi there

i have a similar issue , i am very new to the Pi and have got the B+ with this touch screen as i was hoping it would be easy to set up , i have the image supplied with it , but all i get when booting from the touch screen is a white screen and nothing happens has anyone else come across this ?

Peter

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:02 pm

I can't get it working with my PI2...

Any solution?

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:16 pm

i havent had a chance to work on yet , all i can say is its not working out of the box.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:29 pm

im stuck with this problem too 3.2 inch screen v4 but driver is only for b+ model not rpi 2

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:25 pm

m4chineHEAD wrote:im stuck with this problem too 3.2 inch screen v4 but driver is only for b+ model not rpi 2
AFAICT notro's drivers now support this screen on the Pi2.
See https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:38 pm

wow good find , got to see if i can find a way of getting that as a full image and installing it.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:51 pm

PeterMaslin wrote:wow good find , got to see if i can find a way of getting that as a full image and installing it.
Grab the raspbian image from the downloads page and write the image to an SD card.
Pop it in the Pi, boot and then use rpi-update to install the firmware + drivers (https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware#install)

NB: somewhere I saw a remark from notro that touch may not be working yet.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:25 pm

Having issues with this too on a V4 Waveshare spotpear 3.2" and a Pi 2 :(

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:27 pm

Hg wrote:Having issues with this too on a V4 Waveshare spotpear 3.2" and a Pi 2 :(
What issues?

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:07 pm

White screen with nothing else.
I have installed the OS from the disk that come with the screen and also downloaded a previous OS for the V3 screen.
I have also ensured that the ribbon cable on the back of the screen has been correctly fitted and pushed into its connector correctly.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:59 pm

Hg wrote:White screen with nothing else.
I have installed the OS from the disk that come with the screen and also downloaded a previous OS for the V3 screen.
I have also ensured that the ribbon cable on the back of the screen has been correctly fitted and pushed into its connector correctly.
Have you tried notro's firmware I linked to above (http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 66#p698297)?

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:41 pm

So did you guys manage to get this working 100% ? With touch under GUI as well ?
I am thinking of buying this lcd since v4 sounds better than v3 (lol)....but want to be sure first.
Thanks

ps: I found this thread here about this screen:
http://www.onderka.com/inhalt/waveshare ... pberry-pi/
Dont speak German, but i guess they managed to get it working properly.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:55 pm

I still have had no joy in this.
What i think is needed is for someone who has successfully got it to work to create an Image of their install share it :lol:

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:56 pm

did you try the German tutorial i posted ? He seems to have it working

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:13 pm

I have seen this too which may help.
sure i'm doing something wrong as its not working for me
http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:18 pm

Hg wrote:I still have had no joy in this.
What i think is needed is for someone who has successfully got it to work to create an Image of their install share it :lol:
Did you actually try to get the notro driver running as I suggested above?

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:23 pm

DirkS wrote:
Hg wrote:I still have had no joy in this.
What i think is needed is for someone who has successfully got it to work to create an Image of their install share it :lol:
Did you actually try to get the notro driver running as I suggested above?
For the current notro firmware to work you need to make some mods, see http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 35#p700475
BTW: These are not just for Pi2

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:16 am

I've got WaveShare 3.2 v4 working with notro drivers and instructions from
http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... i/#content
Let me know if anyone need the image. I confirm everything works.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:01 pm

I have a waveshare spotpear v3 3.2 inch touch lcd, and ive been trying to make this darn thing work for the last few days on either my pi B (Non plus version) or my new pi 2. I have read many pages and followed many steps to no avail. I even tried to use the pre-built OS' out there and couldn't find any that would work or even boot.

FINALLY I managed to get this working on my pi 2 and its all pretty much thanks to notro!

1) download and install the 16/2/2015 version of raspbian (Wheezy)
2) plug it in to the pi and boot up
3) configure your network connection
4) enable ssh and do most of the following commands through this, so you can copy & paste commands from the below links
5) upgrade the pi (sudo apt-get update & audo apt-get upgrade)
5) power down the pi and take a copy of this using win32 or equivalent (Try me, it'll save time!)
6) boot the pi backup with the card, ensure to enable
7) get notres kernel by running the following command: sudo REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update
NOTE: I found on some sites the same command, but had an extra variable(?) that provided an exclusion and this was preventing my pi to boot afterwards.
8) reboot the pi: sudo reboot
9) follow the commands (Notice some of it is already done): http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/
10) You should have a working touch screen pi

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:33 pm

moak wrote:7) get notres kernel by running the following command: sudo REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update
The latest firmware/kernel in the Foundations repository now has Notro's fbtft. So change this to

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sudo rpi-update. 
Once this kernel is part Raspbian repository you will no longer need to use rpi-update to use fbtft.

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:49 am

r3dsm0k3 wrote:I've got WaveShare 3.2 v4 working with notro drivers and instructions from
http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... i/#content
Let me know if anyone need the image. I confirm everything works.
Im having no luck what so ever. I've got a RP2 and the same 3.2 v4 screen. Unfortunately I'm having no joy.

I've followed the tutorial from scratch 3 times and I keep getting a Kernel panic on boot.

Can @r3dsm0k3 or anyone please provide a link to an updated image for the RP2 that works. It would be much appreciated. Or some clues as to what I could be doing wrong.

Cheers, rEEzA

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Re: Waveshare spotpear 3.5 inch touch screen help!

Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:56 am

reeza wrote:Can @r3dsm0k3 or anyone please provide a link to an updated image for the RP2 that works.
The fbtft modules are now part of the Raspberry Pi Foundations kernel. It is not in the Raspbian repository as yet (as far as I know). Simply use:-

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sudo rpi-update
to get the updated image.

Edit: Nice to see another person from Melbourne on these forums!

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