Callievi
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ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:54 pm

Hi,

I buy a TFTLCD for Raspberry pi.

the controller is the ili9488

It is a 3.95inch display.

Where can i found the driver for this display?
Can anyone help with installing the driver?

Thanks a lot.

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:49 pm

Callievi wrote:Hi,

I buy a TFTLCD for Raspberry pi.

the controller is the ili9488

It is a 3.95inch display.

Where can i found the driver for this display?
Can anyone help with installing the driver?

Thanks a lot.
How is this TFT connected to the RPi and does it have Touch ?

Operating System ?
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Callievi
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:53 pm

The LCD isn't touch.
It is connected to raspberry through the GPIO.

I am using raspbian .

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:13 pm

Callievi wrote:The LCD isn't touch.
It is connected to raspberry through the GPIO.

I am using raspbian .
A fully updated Raspbian Operating System includes the Notro Drivers and found this recent issue raised regards getting this screen to work:

https://github.com/notro/fbtft/issues/311

The Screen Seller should of provided Driver Support :roll:
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Callievi
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:16 pm

I asked the driver,but I was not yet responded .

The problem is that when I turn on the raspberry,the screen comes on and stays white.

Thanks you for the answer ;)

Callievi
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Hi!
I found a kernel for the ili9488 lcd and a raspbian image with kernel for this display.

I attached the link of the page.

http://www.ittgroup.ee/et/ekraanid-ja-n ... pi-le.html

In the bottom of the page there are two links,Kernel and
Raspberry Pi image, click one of them and enjoy!

Bye.

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:01 pm

Are you use Raspberry Pi 2 B+ ?
I burn this image and replace kernel. But not have sucess.

tobalr
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:31 am

Hi!
Bought the same display for a project but needed the newest version of Raspbian. Ended up writing this guide to make ili 9488 work on the Raspberry Pi B+ without any custom image or kernel updates. It should work on both Raspberry pi A/B and B+. I have not tested on Raspberry Pi 2 yet. Please write a comment if you try it with the PI 2.
http://appdictive.dk/blog/projects/2015 ... pberry_pi/

Best regards!

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:00 pm

tobalr wrote:Hi!
Bought the same display for a project but needed the newest version of Raspbian. Ended up writing this guide to make ili 9488 work on the Raspberry Pi B+ without any custom image or kernel updates. It should work on both Raspberry pi A/B and B+. I have not tested on Raspberry Pi 2 yet. Please write a comment if you try it with the PI 2.
http://appdictive.dk/blog/projects/2015 ... pberry_pi/

Best regards!
hi tobalr, it work fine on RPi 2 B, but screen is lag how to solve that lag?

JosephA33
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:44 am

so i downloaded the win32screem.img and the kernel.img from the ittgroup page mentioned in this thread, then wrote the win32screen.img to my 16gb card and then did what the page said and replaced the kernel.img and i still get nothing. can somebody plz help

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:46 am

Why have you done that? Your Raspberry isn't a "win32" system, so it's not going to work.
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:57 pm

DougieLawson wrote:Why have you done that? Your Raspberry isn't a "win32" system, so it's not going to work.

i used win32screem.img because that is the .img from the seller of my 3.95 inch tft lcd.and its the same one that ive seen others online use and it works.

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:55 am

JosephA33 wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:Why have you done that? Your Raspberry isn't a "win32" system, so it's not going to work.

i used win32screem.img because that is the .img from the seller of my 3.95 inch tft lcd.and its the same one that ive seen others online use and it works.
Your seller isn't telling you what you really need to run your screen on a Raspberry Pi, go back and ask again.
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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:27 am

I am trying to have this 3.95" ili9488 screen work on raspberry pi zero, but I can't get it right...

I read a lot of tutorial/guide about this screen and yet I can't get it to work, it stays white.

Including this from notro's github : https://github.com/notro/fbtft/issues/311

If I am not mistaken there are two ways to have it working : either replace the kernel or use the FBTFT as described on this tuto : http://appdictive.dk/blog/projects/2015 ... pberry_pi/

However, even if in the first github link, someone successfully connected the screen with rpi zero by changing the kernel I did not.
I tried to use the custom kernel/raspbian image given here : http://www.ittgroup.ee/et/ekraanid-ja-n ... pi-le.html with different combinations :
- win32_3.95screem.img with or without custom kernel : the pi don't boot. My guess is that the raspbian is a wheezy version too old to support rpi zero?
- last jessie raspbian lite/not lite with kernel : the pi boot but freeze at the debug screen (http://archlinux.spider007.net/RPi/debug-screen.jpg). I tried to enable SPI before replacing the kernel, but it changes nothing (SPI and 8bit bus are different if I understand correctly). My guess is that the kernel is wheezy rasbpian specific.

I did not tried the FBTFT tuto as the writer says it's more laggy than replacing the kernel and I want to use it for a pi-boy project so I need a good framerate. It seems that even with the custom kernel the framerate is not so good.

Any idea to have it working with a good framerate?
Notro talks about a mipi module that could be used for this ili9488, but I don't really understand what is a mipi-module and how to use it.

Help would be great!!

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Re: ili 9488 TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi b+

Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:56 am

ayafsay wrote:
tobalr wrote:Hi!
Bought the same display for a project but needed the newest version of Raspbian. Ended up writing this guide to make ili 9488 work on the Raspberry Pi B+ without any custom image or kernel updates. It should work on both Raspberry pi A/B and B+. I have not tested on Raspberry Pi 2 yet. Please write a comment if you try it with the PI 2.
http://appdictive.dk/blog/projects/2015 ... pberry_pi/

Best regards!
hi tobalr, it work fine on RPi 2 B, but screen is lag how to solve that lag?
Can u please share the pin connections

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