LegendOfPi
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Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:23 pm

The official 7" touchscreen only seems to work with raspbian. How can I use the display with android, RetroPie, or other OSes?

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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:41 pm

I would expect this to work - the running of the LCD and touchscreen is done by the GPU firmware, and there is a custom framebuffer driver in our Linux kernel tree to create a FB based on that. If the LCD is attached that is the display that is used. If your distro of choice doesn;t work with the LCD, then not sure what they have done to break it.
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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:49 pm

The display only turns on and works with Raspbian and not any of the other OSes I have tried. All I changed between OSes is the flashed micro SD card.

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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Sorry, cannot really help then. You'll need to approach the originators of the ones that don't work to fix their stuff.
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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:04 pm

Ok, I will. Thank you for your response.

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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:51 pm

LegendOfPi wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Ok, I will. Thank you for your response.

Retropie (collection of various software) latest is based of Raspbian Stretch so that should work OK ;)
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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:34 pm

Ok. I will try it again when I can.

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Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:24 pm

It can be done without Raspbian, in Ultibo it works fine.
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