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Pi Zero with Stretch and PiTFT 2.8r
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Pi Zero with Stretch and PiTFT 2.8r

by kfeger on Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:01 pm

To Whom It May Concern...
I tried over and over to get my 2.8r PiTFT working on my Zero. After lots of installs I always only got a black screen. Since I installed Stretch from scratch with VNC i could see that X was there, just not on the TFT. I figured that maybe the wrong framebuffer was used. So after searching the world of google I found the solution. Here is what worked perfectly for me:
- Clean install of latesed stretch
- Configure the GUI as needed (the taskbar gets quite cluttered on a 2.8")
- run Adafruits 'adafruit-pitft-helper2.sh' (great job BTW)
"no" for console, "yes" for HDMI-Mirroring. Since I'm not eager do again a new install, I didn't try it again with other combinations.
- change to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
- do 'sudo nano 99-fbturbo.conf'
- change the line ' Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0"' to ' Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb1"'
- sudo reboot
Done. For me at least...PiTFT 2.8r with touch.
kfeger
 
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