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  • 17. Oktober 2016 at 19:48 #23434

    I’m using a Raspberry Pi 2, M2P 2.37, fresh install with no add ons.
    I also added a 5 inch touchscreen from Waveshare and installed it like decribed here: http://www.waveshare.com/wiki/5inch_HDMI_LCD
    Without installing the drivers, the display works perfectly except the touchscreen functionality of course.
    When I install the drivers as described, the desktop won’t start. The Pi boots into terminal mode.
    When I try to start Jivelite, it’s telling me:
    Versucht zu starten … NICHT Erfolgreich Hier klicken für weitere Informationen

    JiveLite 0.1.0
    [0;33m20161017 16:40:29.920 INFO jivelite – JiveMain.lua:267 JiveLite version 0.1.0[0m
    [0;33m20161017 16:40:29.921 INFO jivelite.ui.draw – jiveL_initSDL:227 initSDL[0m
    [0;31m20161017 16:40:29.936 ERROR jivelite.ui.draw – jiveL_initSDL:234 SDL_Init(V|T|A): Unable to open a console terminal

    The driver install script „LCD5-show“ does the following – I hope you can determine what goes wrong:

    for lines in cat ./boot/mark
    case ${i} in
    1) var1=${lines};;
    i=expr ${i} + 1
    #echo „$var1“

    if test „$var1“ = „0“;then
    sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
    echo „1“ > ./boot/mark

    if test „$1“ = „0“ -o „$#“ = „0“; then
    sudo cp -rf ./etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf-5 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
    sudo cp ./boot/config-5.txt /boot/config.txt
    echo „LCD configrue 0“
    elif test „$1“ = „90“; then
    sudo cp -rf ./etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf-5-90 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
    sudo cp ./boot/config-5.txt-90 /boot/config.txt
    echo „LCD configrue 90“
    elif test „$1“ = „180“;then
    sudo cp -rf ./etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf-5-180 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
    sudo cp ./boot/config-5.txt-180 /boot/config.txt
    echo „LCD configrue 180“
    elif test „$1“ = „270“;then
    sudo cp -rf ./etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf-5-270 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
    sudo cp ./boot/config-5.txt-270 /boot/config.txt
    echo „LCD configrue 270“

    sudo cp ./cmdline.txt /boot/
    sudo cp ./inittab /etc/
    sudo cp -rf ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbturbo.conf-HDMI /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbturbo.conf

    if test „$#“ = „0“ -o „$1“ = „0“ -o „$1“ = „90“ -o „$1“ = „180“ -o „$1“ = „270“; then
    sudo reboot
    echo „reboot now“
    echo „Invalid parameter,Usage:LCD5-show [0] [90] [180] [270]“

    Many thanks and best regards

    20. Oktober 2016 at 10:34 #23463

    Hello muhackl,

    Please take a look into this topic. Maybe it is a help for you.

    Best Regards

    20. Oktober 2016 at 11:21 #23464

    and thanks a lot. I also hav been able to resolve the solution issue.
    The problem – the same as for martin-s – the touch capability for the screen won’t work unless you install the drivers. But after installing the drivers, jivelite no longer starts.
    I try to contact martin-s via his post – maybe he got the solution in the meanwhile.

    4. Dezember 2016 at 16:07 #24536


    Did you get this working? I have the same problem…



    4. Dezember 2016 at 16:35 #24537

    nope, sorry – still does not work. I gave up.


    16. Januar 2017 at 18:31 #25976

    Hello, any update??? Thank you very much..

    22. Februar 2017 at 21:09 #27143

    Hi, I don’t know if you fix the problem, in my case I fix that adding the following line to the /boot/config.txt file

    # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
    # DMT (computer monitor) modes
    hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0
    dtoverlay=ads7846,cs=1,penirq=25,penirq_pull=2,speed=50000,keep_vref_on=0,swapxy=0,pmax=255,xohms=150,xmin=200,xmax=3900,ymin=200,ymax=3900  <-- this line

    and uncomment this one

    # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces
    dtparam=spi=on <-- this line

    and reboot from the max2play webpage.

    I hope this helps you.


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