New to zynthian but i need some help with a basic setup

it looks like a clone yes, I just ordered it, few days to come ,

Hi @christianforshaw!

Please, it would be a lot better if you use the last image:

There is no “gorgonilla version” (lite), so you will need a 16GB SD card.


I sent you a few pm about spares I need if you have them for sale still

i just sent you the answer :wink:

ok so my hifiberry dac came and my tft

its a joy-it 3.2" touchscreen tft

tried pluging the tft in and all I get is a white screen, the same white screen as if nothing is installed on the raspberry

I plugged my hdmi monitor in at the same time and I get the loading text message screen thing, nothing else

Search for waveshare32 in this forum. You need a special wiring.

is it a different wiring or should I edit the config file

I search this


For more options and information see

Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details

Tell bootloader to use initram image

#initramfs initrd.img-4.1.13-v7+

Load RT Kernel for RBPI2


uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default “safe” mode


uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible

and your display can output without overscan


uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console

goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border


uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display’s size minus



uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output


uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)


uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in

DMT (computer monitor) modes


uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or

no display


uncomment for composite PAL


Disable Splash Screen


Disables dynamic frequency clocking


Uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.


Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces


Uncomment this to enable the lirc-rpi module


Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README

Disable Blutooth Support for HifiBerry compatibility with RBPi 3

Swap back the ttyAMA0 to GPIO


Enable MMAP support (Jackd, etc.)


Audio Device Driver:


PiTFT Config


Adjust Serial Port Clock to allow MIDI baudrate 31250


No, there is a thread in this forum which tells you what you have to do. I don’t have time to search it right now.

I don’t understand the wiring thing you mean, the tft I have is made for the raspberry pi

it should be plug and play out the box

ive installed the tft on the top of the raspberry and I wanted to test it, to see if I get anything other then the Linux/debian/rasbian loading screen that I get on the hdmi monitor I have

I will check a bit more

well well well

I got webconf working and choise waveshare 32b… screen works, im happy guys

Yes guys it’s working on the screen

I get the zynthian start screen but error

I’ll work more on this tomorrow when my eyes are not ruined

Time to solder the wires and add the dac

Thanks guys

You need to wire the zynthian physically like described her

is there anyway I can use my touchscreen on the waveshape tft

and the 3 buttons there on the lcd

OK small step but I’m getting there

My waveshaper 3.2 clone works but I get error
I tried the USB sound card and get error

I tried hifiberry with my hdmi monitor… Get error

I’ve not it any wiring… I’ve got it on custom and everything I blanked out so it does the use any wiring I suppose…

The hdmi got pasted the error screen when I had the hifiberry in… But then again I could not control it… Is there a mouse option or keyboard option

Webconf is working

You should use “dummies” wiring :wink:
What model of HifiBerry are you using?


No, he has to use the wiring I described in the link. (PICTURE!)
And this means the webconf setting and the actual physical wiring

hifiberry dac+ HW 2.6

ok ill have to find some encoders and wire them up

thanks guys,starting but slowly getting happier and happier

While not having encoders, any wiring is needed and “Dummies” option should be used.
Of course, when @christianforshaw connect the encoders, the wiring described in the link is the way to go :wink:


good afternoon ! I installed the image gorgona_edge only with rp3 and hdmi started normal plus the mause does not appreciate why?

problem solved (I’ve updated), now I’m not going into ui mode