Alternate screens support

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g0mjw
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Re: Alternate screens support

Post by g0mjw » Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:25 am

I will order one and do some tests. They are a lot cheaper and more portable so if they can be used without any additional development overhead it is worth checking.

Mike

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Re: Alternate screens support

Post by g0mjw » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:42 am

The screen arrived, it works but only after a config change as explained earlier. I wanted a mount for it and finding nothing suitable online I have done a 3D printed model here - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5019838 I don't have capacity to make these so please don't ask.

Mike
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dc1op
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Re: Alternate screens support

Post by dc1op » Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:03 pm

Interesting! Also the demonstration on course of the recent BATC Net. What I missed is the demonstration of inputting to the on-screen keyboard. May be this can be done in one of the BATC Nets to come.

73, dc1op

g4eml
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Re: Alternate screens support

Post by g4eml » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:13 pm

As the DFR0550 display seems to work OK without any extra development input I have added it to the Langstone WIKI as a suitable alternative display.
The only significant difference appears to be that the 'lcd_rotate=2' line in /boot/config.txt does not rotate the display but does rotate the touchscreen!

The standard Langstone install script adds the 'lcd_rotate=2' line by default. I have created an alternative install script for the DFR0550 that does not do this so if you are installing Langstone for this display please use the install_dfr0550.sh script.

Colin G4EML

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