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2017-08-08, 11:16
I'm trying to get the Adafruit TFT working with my Pi Zero on PiCorePlayer. If I take a look at the manual (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-2-8-pitft-capacitive-touch/software-install), I need FT6206 (aka) ft6x06_ts as well as ILI9340. Latter is already included in fb_ili9340 and loadable under
Linux piCorePlayer 4.9.21-pcpCore #1 Thu Apr 13 19:26:09 EDT 2017 armv6l GNU/Linux

(Edit) Ok ... after some further research (see https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/1050), I found that edt-ft5x06 should be the replacement driver. This is included in
Therefore, after an update you should be able to load the module for your hardware. As it is dependent on i2c
dtparam=i2c_arm=on has to be enabled in your config.txt. If - like me - you are using an Pi Zero
dtoverlay=i2c-gpio is needed as well. A quick check:
tc@piCorePlayer:~$ dmesg | grep i2c
[ 3.357622] i2c-gpio i2c@0: using pins 23 (SDA) and 24 (SCL) displays that there is "something" attached :)

So far so good ... thanks for everyone watching

If someone reads this and can help with
[ 30.230051] edt_ft5x06 1-0038: touchscreen probe failed
[ 30.230122] edt_ft5x06: probe of 1-0038 failed with error -121 I'd be glad :D