I missed a day. I went to the dark side. They have pi there.
Raspberry Pi has a place in my heart... It is the gadget that started my journey into the world of electronics. I made me feel like I could do it without any formal education. I was looking for ways to automate a fodder sprouting system to feed my milk goats (seriously, for real). Another story, another day...
ANYWAYS, long story short, I had a show and tell and wanted to do a slide show, so I used my Pi B and this touchscreen setup to make it go. Again, tutorials that work are my favorites. This project was built using this instructable.
It was very straightforward:
1. Start with all the regular Pi setup stuff.
- flash an OS image (I used Raspbian Jessie)
- update to latest distro
2. Install feh
sudo apt-get install feh3. Install screensaver
sudo apt-get install xscreensaverAll the screensaver configuration is done in terminal on a command line. The config I used was
feh -Y -x -q -D 8 -B black -F -Z -z -r /media/
And it should roll...
There is a manual accessible by using the 'man feh' command..
4. Configure Pi for touchscreen
I had to add a step to get my screen to work, modifying the config.txt file in the boot directory of my Pi.
cd .. cd .. cd boot sudo nano config.txtAnd the lines I added were:
max_usb_current=1 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=1 hdmi_mode=87 hdmi_cvt 1024 600 60 6 0 0 0Over all, took me about 45 minutes, most of which was spent waiting for pi update and installs...
Thats ok cause I spent that time in the most constructive way possible; playing slither.io. Look for me, I'm the snake? that is eating your dots.