[talk] NetBSD/evbarm on Raspberry Pis

Robert Menes viewtiful.icchan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 09:06:18 EST 2023

I was trying both a PiTFT+ and the official Raspberry Pi 7" display. I
don't know if either or work; the 7" display hooks to the display connector
on the board but IIRC you still have to activate that within Linux.

On Sat, Jan 21, 2023, 12:20 John Murphy <me at jtm.cx> wrote:

> > Has anyone used a connected screen on a Pi with NetBSD? I know
> > external displays via HDMI work, but a small, portable deck with the
> > screen hooked via the display connector or GPIO is way cleaner and
> > easier to lug around.
> I'm guessing you're using something like the PiTFT from adafruit[1],
> in which case I think adafruit maintains a custom linux framebuffer
> driver[2] for it. I don't know if a similar driver exists for NetBSD,
> but, if not, porting the linux fb driver to NetBSD seems like a fun
> project.
> [1]:https://www.adafruit.com/product/2423
> [2]:
> https://github.com/adafruit/Raspberry-Pi-Installer-Scripts/tree/main/st7789_module
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