Official 7″ Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display and FreeBSD

October 23, 2015 — 11 Comments

Received yesterday and had to assembly it first thing today. Display part works like a charm without any system modifications. Haven’t researched touchscreen part though.

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11 responses to Official 7″ Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display and FreeBSD

  1. I think RP needs non free firmware, what about the OSHW SoCs?

    https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/TargetedHardware

    There is better hardware than RP.

  2. This is awesome, can I ask you how did you build your image? I tried to build one using crochet but it seems not to include VideoCore for RapsberryPi2. Using the official 11-CURRENT image I don’t get console output on display not even to hdmi if I plug in external display. Would be grateful for more information. Btw. how about that touchscreen part, does it works?

    • It’s netboot environment, I used crochet to build image and then modified u-boot env. But for your purpose crochet-built image should be OK. VideoCore stuff is in packages these days. Just run “pkg install raspberrypi-userland” and that should be it

      • Thank you, I have now HDMI output working. But how can I change output to use that official 7″ display? It seems to always use hdmi instead of dsi connector. I can’t find any settings to change this. Btw. the connection is correct, I got that display working using raspbian, just can’t find out how to use it FreeBSD.

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