fbTFT Setup on modern Raspbian

I am a big fan of those small TFT displays in the size of the Raspi. They even come with a resistive touch panel and allow you to realize small applications with full UI control. With the fine fbtft drivers from notro you can access them as regular framebuffers and use all software that runs otherwise only on “big screens” via HDMI.

While setting up the TFT support in a Raspbian system was quite complex and includes compiling an own patched kernel, nowadays things got really simple. In this post I’ll give you a overview on the setup and how easy it has become…

(And it works for good ol’ Model A/B, A+/B+, and shiny new Model B2!)

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