Touchscreen hardware recommendations and experience

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Touchscreen hardware recommendations and experience

Postby aliarchi » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:57 pm

Hi there:

My wife is pestering me for a non-geek way to play music through out the house, so that she and the kids can enjoy music or audio books throughout the house.

I have all the CDs and the like compressed on a NAS, and a RPI (Model 1B, 265MB, no mounting hole) running Arch and got inspired by these tuts:

1: http://goo.gl/5yf4Kh
2: http://goo.gl/iAMKPI

Searching on the Arch forums, it seems that USB touchscreen support is OK under Arch, which makes send given the first tutorial above.

However, I would be more interested in exploiting the cuteness of the RPi to the max with a 2.8" or (ideally) a 3.5" TFT such as adafruit offering, and that take advantage of the GPIO connection.

And searching on the Archlinux ARM forums, i only found 2 or 3 topics, with not much success reported.

Before I spend my cash on a screen, I would like to hear from anyone out there who has successfully installed and is running a TFT on RPi and Arch.

Your comments are very appreciated.
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Re: Touchscreen hardware recommendations and experience

Postby tritron » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:24 am

I use this http://www.ebay.com/itm/261987770528?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I had written how to on setting it up and it works fine with ldx. I use mopidy it has nice web interface. I just need to setup wireless access point and I can use it in car.
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