Mach9
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Arch-Linux 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:11 am

Hello. This is my first post and I'm relatively nooby with the Raspberry Pi and Linux as an operating system so please bear with me. I was wondering if the official 7" Touchscreen released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation will work on Arch-Linux. As far as I've seen every vendor of the touchscreen says you need to use Raspbian , but I was wondering if there are any drivers that I'm able to download to get it working under Arch. I haven't bought the touchscreen yet, so the answer to this question will decide if I do. Thank You!

verrochio
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Re: Arch-Linux 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:41 pm

i am also curious about that.

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Re: Arch-Linux 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:50 pm

Update the firmware and the display itself should just work.
To get the touchscreen to work have a read of https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/1147 as you're likely to need to build an updated kernel.
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Re: Arch-Linux 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:15 pm

I've been using it with arch linux on my Pi 2.

It works out of the box, except multitouch. I don't bother, as i hardly fire up an xserver anyway.

Hazama
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Re: Arch-Linux 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

Wed May 17, 2017 4:32 pm

I'm having issues with the screen displaying anything on arch. Its fine during boot but once it gets to the login prompt my screen goes blank.

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