3corey2
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my screen is white...

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:40 pm

i added a screen, one that directly connects to the board (3.2inch) and it just came up white. my pi works, i pluged it in to the tv via hdmi to check but my tiny screen just turns on plain white. soooooo... do i need software or something? what are the 3 buttons on it for? its touch screen... so idk.
ras pi 2, gotta love it.

DirkS
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Re: my screen is white...

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:40 pm

Impossible to say without knowing what screen it is exactly...
If it's connected to the GPIO header you will need a driver for it.

Do you more info? A link?

klricks
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Re: my screen is white...

Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:18 am

You need to contact the seller to get a working OS image -OR- a driver AND detailed step by step instructions on how to install them.
Make sure the seller has updated the OS or driver to work with the RPi2B.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

3corey2
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Re: my screen is white...

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:32 pm

http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/

so im using the waveshare 32b, this tutorial walks throught the exact setup,
EXEPT they are using a b+ and not a pi2 like me...
so what edits to the tutorial should help me set up MY pi?
and im losing connection alot making it impossible to update the software...
any help there?
ANYONE!
ras pi 2, gotta love it.

DirkS
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Re: my screen is white...

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:55 pm

Had a look through these instructions and I haven't seen anything that *stops* it from working on a Pi2B.
Some things (like commenting out blacklisted items) may not be relevant anymore, but that should not make a difference.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: my screen is white...

Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:29 pm

3corey2 wrote:http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/

so im using the waveshare 32b, this tutorial walks throught the exact setup,
EXEPT they are using a b+ and not a pi2 like me...
so what edits to the tutorial should help me set up MY pi?
and im losing connection alot making it impossible to update the software...
any help there?
ANYONE!
Did you try the Notro Drivers/Firmware on a fully dist-upgrade updated Raspbian :?:

https://github.com/notro/fbtft/wiki
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DirkS
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Re: my screen is white...

Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:33 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
3corey2 wrote:http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/

so im using the waveshare 32b, this tutorial walks throught the exact setup,
EXEPT they are using a b+ and not a pi2 like me...
so what edits to the tutorial should help me set up MY pi?
and im losing connection alot making it impossible to update the software...
any help there?
ANYONE!
Did you try the Notro Drivers/Firmware on a fully dist-upgrade updated Raspbian :?:

https://github.com/notro/fbtft/wiki
That's actually part of the tutorial the OP linked to.

3corey2
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Re: my screen is white...

Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:23 pm

i read in the comments something about skipping a step, ill try that later today... :( this is taking waaayy longer than it should.
ras pi 2, gotta love it.

DrJonSmith
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Re: my screen is white...

Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:10 am

This is what I did for my 3.2" screen:
http://diyhacking.com/raspberry-pi-touc ... -tutorial/
Also if using a Mac use applepi baker to put the image file on sd card.

DirkS
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Re: my screen is white...

Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:58 am

DrJonSmith wrote:This is what I did for my 3.2" screen:
http://diyhacking.com/raspberry-pi-touc ... -tutorial/
Is the .img you used Pi2B compatible?

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