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How to install screen drivers?

Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:18 pm

Hi, i have problem with my display for Pi (B+), it is just basic GPIO pins with 3.5 inch from Banggood :). Just came to me yesterday. I connected it to GPIO pins and booted up my Pi but the display just stayed white and it was expected cuz i knew i was missing drivers, i just searched how to install these but every driver i installed, my Pi rebooted and i was stuck in kernel with message: crng init done. This happened like 4x times and i have to reinstall Raspbian everytime :(. I on package, i noticed: Driver:ILI9486, downloaded it form github :https://github.com/palmerr23/STM32F01-I ... RPi-Driver i just downloaded it to my Pi, but im newbie in Debian and i dont know how to use console to install these drivers.
Any tips for me?
Thanks in advance :)

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:28 am

Generally, for a screen like that, the manufacturer or supplier should provide the data needed to install drivers or configuration information.

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:28 am
Generally, for a screen like that, the manufacturer or supplier should provide the data needed to install drivers or configuration information.
Rly? I did not found anything :(.

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:33 am

TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:28 am
Generally, for a screen like that, the manufacturer or supplier should provide the data needed to install drivers or configuration information.
Rly? I did not found anything :(.

You have not linked to the Screen you purchased, only to some drivers which may or may not be correct.
Retired disgracefully.....

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:22 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:33 am
TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:28 am
Generally, for a screen like that, the manufacturer or supplier should provide the data needed to install drivers or configuration information.
Rly? I did not found anything :(.

You have not linked to the Screen you purchased, only to some drivers which may or may not be correct.
Sorry, i forgot about that, here it is: https://m.banggood.com/35-inch-TFT-LCD- ... ether-auto

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:33 pm

In the reviews on the banggood page:

https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)

seems to work for one of the buyers.

Worth a try!
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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:12 pm

TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:22 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:33 am
TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am


Rly? I did not found anything :(.

You have not linked to the Screen you purchased, only to some drivers which may or may not be correct.
Sorry, i forgot about that, here it is: https://m.banggood.com/35-inch-TFT-LCD- ... ether-auto

XPT2046 should be natively supported in Raspbian Stretch with Desktop AFAIAA
Retired disgracefully.....

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 pm

TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:28 am
Generally, for a screen like that, the manufacturer or supplier should provide the data needed to install drivers or configuration information.
Rly? I did not found anything :(.
That would indicate that the supplier provides very poor support for their product...which I would take as a warning about product quality.

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:12 pm
TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:22 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:33 am



You have not linked to the Screen you purchased, only to some drivers which may or may not be correct.
Sorry, i forgot about that, here it is: https://m.banggood.com/35-inch-TFT-LCD- ... ether-auto

XPT2046 should be natively supported in Raspbian Stretch with Desktop AFAIAA
XPT2046 is a touchscreen driver, not a GPIO driven SPI screen driver.
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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:47 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 pm
TakerSA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:28 am
Generally, for a screen like that, the manufacturer or supplier should provide the data needed to install drivers or configuration information.
Rly? I did not found anything :(.
That would indicate that the supplier provides very poor support for their product...which I would take as a warning about product quality.
Yeah, i know what brings with it shopping from these websites like Aliexpress and Banggood, but they were cheap and i tought i will find the drivers installation guide at net.

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:28 am

Hi, did you try the Waveshare drivers?

It is recommended as working on the first page of reviews on that product. Always read reviews!

Good for the price
2018-04-24 03:27:16

Very easy to build case. Good working display. Difficult to install drivers. This worked for me: https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)


In the description is a link (in RED) to a supplied OS image. Easy!
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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:53 am

hansotten wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:28 am
Hi, did you try the Waveshare drivers?

It is recommended as working on the first page of reviews on that product. Always read reviews!

Good for the price
2018-04-24 03:27:16

Very easy to build case. Good working display. Difficult to install drivers. This worked for me: https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)


In the description is a link (in RED) to a supplied OS image. Easy!

Personally, I would not trust any third party supplied OS. Who knows what they secretly installed on it.
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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:54 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:53 am
Personally, I would not trust any third party supplied OS. Who knows what they secretly installed on it.
true.

The first link I supplied is not to an image but an actual driver installation recipe.
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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:54 am

Hi,

I bought once a similar screen, on Amazon (Quimat). The instructions were to clone this github repo : https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show And it works !

There a script that only add an overlay file (a .dtb file) on the boot partition, and modify the cmdline.txt and config.txt file so the kernel knows where to output the display. There is a script that does it for you. Read the readme file of the repo.

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Re: How to install screen drivers?

Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:29 pm

hansotten wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:53 am
Personally, I would not trust any third party supplied OS. Who knows what they secretly installed on it.
true.

The first link I supplied is not to an image but an actual driver installation recipe.
Hi, thanks for all the info. I am trying to install the driver as well form the waveshare wiki. I have a 4.3 LCD. It is my first time working with Raspberry pi and I am afraid I am very confused and may be scared to do some of the things, because I may destroy something.

I have a Raspberry 2, with Raspbian downloaded from the Raspberry pi web site, and the Waveshare 4.3 inch LCD. I can connect an external screen and work with Raspberry pi with no problem.

Now I want to install the driver and be able to connect to the LCD screen using the HDMI, as I need access to all the pins for controlling motors etc.

When I go to the waveshare wiki and link to the github, I can only download the entire folder they have. Now, how do I copy this in my micro-SD? I guess I can not do it by copy paste, right? I tried it but when I put my microSD in the card reader, I get a message that I need to format it. But it was formatted when the Raspbian was burnt on it.

Please, help me. I would like to get a bit more details on the initial steps... e.g., downloading the driver in the microSD and then running the proper file in Raspbian. I would assume that to do so, I will originally have to hook up both LCD screen using the pins and an external screen using HDMI.

Thank you for taking time to read and help.

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