Comments on: How to Setup an LCD Touchscreen on the Raspberry Pi http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/ Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and DIY Electronics Projects and Tutorials Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:02:47 +0000 hourly 1 By: Hesi00 http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-19172 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 11:25:16 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-19172 when i install the FBTFT drivers my pi do not reboot anymore. i had to load a new image :_(

]]>
By: Barry Cary http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-15670 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 16:22:50 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-15670 HI I have my RPI running Pi Presents on a view sonic TD2230 Touchscreen. It all works fine, touching the click areas can navigate you thru my presentation, The problem arises when you use multitouch gestures like you would on a iPhone. Pinch or expand etc… and then all touch ability goes away. I can still control the presentation via a mouse, but I don’t get touch control back until I either relaunch Pi Presents, or if I unplug and plug the usb cable going to the touchscreen.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Barry

]]>
By: Cesar http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-13936 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:45:48 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-13936 Hi dAVE, could you fix it?

]]>
By: Syed Salman Shah http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-12931 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:57:09 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-12931 anyone solved the issue?
http://techrapidly.com/

]]>
By: FirstBrodie http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-12662 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:15:58 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-12662 I have noticed you don’t monetize your page, don’t waste your traffic,
you can earn additional bucks every month because you’ve got hi quality
content. If you want to know how to make extra money,
search for: Boorfe’s tips best adsense alternative

]]>
By: Kenneth Griffin http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-6166 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:35:34 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-6166 I did a 5inch LCD for my raspberry pi. I dont use the touchscreen so i didnt have to install any drivers. It works out of the box but doesnt cover the whole screen unless you open the terminal and do:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
And enter in the hdmi_group=2
And enter in the appropriate dimensions.

It makes for having a great laptop for less than $100

]]>
By: ali Khan http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-4894 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:30:51 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-4894 hey Thanks for this good post …I have capacitive touchscreen which i brought from the link below..can you guide how i can configure the kernel modules…It will be very helpful for me…Thanks

http://www.buydisplay.com/default/4-3-tft-lcd-display-module-controller-board-serial-spi-i2c-mcu

]]>
By: ali Khan http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-4893 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:26:41 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-4893 hey Thanks for this good post …I have capacitive touchscreen which i brought from the link below..can you guide how i can configure the kernel modules…It will be very helpful for me…Thanks

]]>
By: Hk http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-4543 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:52:33 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-4543 Hey! I have a generic 3.5 inch tft LCD touch screen brought from aliexpress, it doesn’t come with a driver, can you advise how to get it to work?.

Thanks in advance.

]]>
By: imane http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-3640 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:49:16 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-3640 hey! thank you for this post, i just want to know if it works for raspberry pi 3 model B ??

]]>
By: dAVE http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-3439 Tue, 30 May 2017 09:49:22 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-3439 the same happened to me on raspberry pi zero

]]>
By: marcio http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-3433 Mon, 29 May 2017 20:51:08 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-3433 I have this screen here:

https://www.amazon.com/SainSmart-3-2-Inch-SSD1289-Arduino-Raspberry/dp/B008FWSG3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1496091030&sr=1-1&keywords=sainsmart+3.2%22+tft+touch+lcd+arduino+raspberry

It comes with a bunch of header pins. How do I connect them directly to the GPIO pins of the rpi?

]]>
By: Pekkie85 http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-3316 Sun, 21 May 2017 15:25:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-3316 it worked. but the resolution is for bigger screens. i got the menubar small, but the rest appears too big , and out of screen. the wastebasket icon is 1/6 of my 3.2″ screen. wich HAS the resolution capability too display the whole desktop. But i’m a PI newby and dunno how to adjust the screen resolution on this display. anybody?

]]>
By: mjc http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-3095 Wed, 10 May 2017 03:36:49 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-3095 I’ve got the same error…How can i make it work?

]]>
By: Lucas http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2927 Thu, 04 May 2017 22:32:50 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2927 The same happened to me =/

]]>
By: Javier http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2887 Wed, 03 May 2017 12:46:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2887 hi! thank you for this post…. I was wondering if all the raspberry pi’s gpio are being held by this screen or do we have any of those availables for use??

Thanks agains! 🙂

]]>
By: Abuthahir http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2795 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:46:48 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2795 My 3.5″ waveshare display is not working with Raspberry Pi 2 with NOOBS installed. Could you help me to fix it?

]]>
By: lamine http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2466 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:27:08 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2466 Thank you for your article ,

I ‘m actually using a LCD Waveshare3.2” , I followed your steps to setup the lcd touchscreen for my rpi and it work but I have a problem with the resolution because if I open a repertory I do not see the whole contents on the screen .
Thanks for any help

]]>
By: Rainer http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2303 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:29:14 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2303 Nice tutorial, but after doing Step 3 REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update. my Raspi 3 is dead. It does not start any more.
Bad thing, can I do anything to bring it to live again. I that step is as problematic, you should print a warning

Thanks for any help

]]>
By: Mohamed Ali Hefnawy http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2275 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:20:46 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2275 I just brought it and connected it, it worked fine

]]>
By: TheAwesomeMutant http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2191 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:23:27 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2191 I am unable to type anything

]]>
By: TheAwesomeMutant http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2190 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:15:38 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2190 Hey dude, how did you get it to work? Seriously, I need help.

]]>
By: TheAwesomeMutant http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2189 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:14:54 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2189 Hey dude, how did you fix it? Seriously, I need help.

]]>
By: Ankur Dang http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2101 Sat, 04 Feb 2017 17:24:58 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2101 I am getting the same error

]]>
By: Michelle http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2088 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:56:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2088 so you have to use your computer’s arrow keys. then you overwrite the 0 with a 1 then you have to move your arrow so it’s on top of the ” and then delete the 0 that was there.

]]>
By: Michelle http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2087 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:54:05 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2087 hello. I really appreciate your blog post. I have a raspberry pi 3 B. I have been unable to get my waveshare 3.2 screen to work.I am at a complete loss for what to do. I do step 2 I change fb0 to fb1 and then follow your directions I don’t get the prompt to reboot; however, I do it manually with sudo reboot. that works fine then I complete step three and that works just fine; however once I reboot from getting those drivers and when I attempt to reboot it is unsuccessful and then my whole raspberry pi will not restart. then when I power it back on it will just shut back off. I then have to redo noobs onto a new SD card I would GREATLY appreciate anyones help

]]>
By: Samantha Tully http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2058 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:45:12 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2058 I know I will end up regretting this, but how do I change fb0 to fb1? I’m on the screen that has all the info, but no way to change it. Am I looking for a file? I have had my screen for MONTHS and I can’t do anything with my pi or the screen. I am >< close to smashing both. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY so far!!

]]>
By: bob http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2050 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:38:18 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2050 poopooplater

]]>
By: Lee http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-2002 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:29:17 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-2002 Will your system work with my SainSmart 2.8″ 2.8 inch TFT LCD 240×320 Arduino DUE MEGA2560 R3 Raspberry Pi ? I would like to know before not be able to back out. Thanks, Lee

]]>
By: Benjamin Sebelius Jensen http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1882 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:06:55 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1882 Thank you.
That simple thing did everything for my Pi Zero with a 3.2″ display.
I used this link though (smaller file ~ 50 KB, fast download) http://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/4/4b/LCD-show-161112.tar.gz and replaced LCD4-show with LCD32-show in the last line.
Now it all works 🙂

]]>
By: Jose http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1835 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:05:27 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1835 I just managed to make it run…. it’s so simple I had to put it in here since it’s one of the main search results.

I’m running it on a 3.5″ from ebay.

Check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAS5lkdDNMo

Also this is the actual site if you’re having a hard time getting it from the video.

http://www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)#Method_1._Driver_installation

Just like that.

]]>
By: Stephan http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1830 Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:25:47 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1830 Thank’s Jeff, this has solved quite some grief I had with accessing the keys.
As most of the time the was a problem between the chair & the keyboard.

Lesson learned: It helps to use the interface (BOARD va. BCM) and pin addressing consistently. 🙂

]]>
By: Please http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1820 Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:01:34 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1820 I have done every thing right but the only major problem is that the screen is still white and my raspberrypi freezes after a line of code when booting up and I cant get in with SSH

]]>
By: Rick Ellis http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1737 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:24:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1737 The continued presence of this article on the internet and the author’s unresponsiveness to latest comments is unnerving. This is a menacing trap!

The owner of this article should including a WARNING in the header that if someone follows the steps, they will install a deprecated driver (which is only visible as tiny text on its gethub page here https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware). This driver after install will break Raspberry Pi and the SD card will need to be reimaged, for some less experienced users, this could also mean lost work if they failed to backup their code or resources. On windows, it requires installing Linux reader software and it takes a long time to fix this f**kup which could easily have been avoided if the author had and sense of responsibility.

I am shocked to read the latest comments and see so many people fall for it, me included, and nothing is being done. I’ve list 3 days back tracking to where i suddenly lost everything…

PLEASE DELETE this article. You have great power with this article showing up for so many people in their search results, and you display ZERO responsibility. This is terrible!

]]>
By: Bob http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1707 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:40:35 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1707 Of course. Raspbian Jessie does not come with the drivers needed to talk to the screen. See my previous comment (September 22, 2016 at 11:54 am) and follow it.

]]>
By: Rongsen http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1706 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:06:10 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1706 please help!…

i bought a 3.5 inch tft lcd screen from banggood. and i have installed raspian jessie, the latest version, in my sd card. but when i power on my Pi, only a white backlit screen comes. there are no images or graphics whatsoever.

]]>
By: ganesh http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1692 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:36:43 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1692 if leave device idle for more than 8 hours my USB port is disabled and I need to connect manually again to get communication again

]]>
By: Bob http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1684 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:09:58 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1684 Hmmm… Sorry I don’t use noobs. I don’t know.

]]>
By: Gopakumar KM http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1683 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:23:19 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1683 Does this works with latest Noobs???

]]>
By: Bob http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1674 Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:56:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1674 I’m using RasPi Zero with latest (as of last week) Jessie Raspbian. Did you run the script? If it didn’t work and you have modified other files in the process of making it work, I would recommend installing a fresh installed image on a new card and running the script. Can you suspect the screen being faulty or got “burned” in the process?

]]>
By: Pete http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1672 Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:19:49 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1672 I had the same one, I finally found a driver for it here: http://www.waveshare.net/wiki/3.2inch_RPi_LCD_(B) you will need to translate the page, but unpack the driver then run sudo ./LCD-show/LCD32-show. It should reboot and all will be good with the screen 🙂

]]>
By: Gopakumar KM http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1670 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:57:22 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1670 hello Bob
Which Raspberry Pi are you using?
I am using the RPi3 and 3.2 inch waveshare LCD module in which no display comes on the screen.
Please help me to make this working…

]]>
By: Bob http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1666 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:19:45 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1666 Its a script. Download and instead of running sudo ./LCD4-show run cat ./LCD4-show to simply display what it does without actually running it. The commands are fairly simple modifying a few files. I actually saved the LCD-show.tar.gz on my own server for faster future download but also for backup as it saved me tons of hours (if that’s a measuring unit for time 🙂 )

]]>
By: Chris Sparks http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1665 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:06:12 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1665 Bob,

I am curious. What does LCD4-show do?

Chris.

]]>
By: Bob http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1664 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:54:26 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1664 I tried these over an SSH terminal and got it working straight away (after rebooting)
wget http://www.waveshare.net/w/upload/7/73/LCD-show.tar.gz
tar xvf LCD-show.tar.gz
cd LCD-show
sudo ./LCD4-show

The first wget took me very long even though it is a really small file. Loaded or limited server I guess…

]]>
By: Gopakumar KM http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1663 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:03:04 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1663 i have a 3.2 inch LCD module and i need to interface it with Raspberry Pi 3. please provide me with proper guide lines.

]]>
By: Luke http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1637 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:02:24 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1637 Same thing happened to me @Bhiker. I don’t think this guide works anymore. I can’t ssh into it anymore.

]]>
By: rbpiinterface http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1628 Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:24:06 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1628 Hey did you get Wifi and LCD working together? Any techniques for this?

]]>
By: Jeff Proehl http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1626 Sat, 10 Sep 2016 06:04:45 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1626 I started through your tutorial and completed step 3 and rebooted. After the Raspberry screen and some of the boot text on my HDMI monitor, I now have a black HDMI monitor and a white screen on my LCD. Does this mean that the bootloader was overwritten or something else is wrong? How am I supposed to enter in the proposed fixes to the bootloader, when I can’t get the RPi to boot? Do I have to interrupt the boot process at some point to reinstall the bootloader or what?

]]>
By: bhilker http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd-touchscreen-raspberry-pi/#comment-1625 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 23:50:34 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=494#comment-1625 Every time I reboot after step 3 I get the rainbow screen of death (lost the kernel) and have to reimage my card and start over. Anybody had this happen and have a solution?

]]>