Zynthian with a 7" Display

Hello!
I want to show you a Zythian with a larger Display :slight_smile:

The Apple for scale :yum:

The configuration:

# 0.5. I like nano ^^    

apt-get install nano

# 1. Update

    cd /zynthian/zynthian-sys; git checkout .
    cd /zynthian/zynthian-ui; git checkout .
    cd /zynthian/zynthian-sys/scripts/
    ./update_zynthian.sh
    ./update_zynthian.sh #Yes twice - first run returns an error on a fresh installation
    ./update_zynthian_data.sh
    ./update_zynthian_recipes.sh
    ./update_zynthian_sys.sh

# 2. Edit fb1 to fb0 in all three files:
nano /etc/systemd/system/zynthian.service
nano /zynthian/zynthian-sys/sbin/splash-    screen.sh

#Old # nano /zynthian/zynthian-ui/zynthian.sh 

EDIT: In the latest Version FB0 has to be set in 
nano /zynthian/zynthian-sys/scripts/zynthian_envars.sh

# 3. Also here:
nano /zynthian/zynthian-sys/etc/systemd/zynthian.service
# Find and modify the following line  
Environment=FRAMEBUFFER=/dev/fb0

# 4. Edit boot/config.txt

nano /boot/config.txt

# Edit the following lines according to your screen
framebuffer_width=1024
framebuffer_height=600

# comment out both lines
#dtoverlay=pitft28-capacitive,rotate=90,speed=32000000,fps=20
#dtoverlay=pitft28-resistive,rotate=90,speed=32000000,fps=20

# Add those lines at the end of the file (I have a 7" Waveshare display - the values below should be adjusted according to your screen)
max_usb_current=1
hdmi_goup=2
hdmi_mode=1
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 1024 600 60 6 0 0 0

# 5. Configure X11

cd /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

# remove all files except 99-pitft.conf
# edit the config
nano 99-pitft.conf

# the file should look like this
Section "Device"
  Identifier "HDMI"
  Driver "fbdev"
  Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0"
EndSection

# 6. In order to increase font size:

    nano /zynthian/zynthian-ui/zynthian_gui_config.py

# Find and modify the following lines

    topbar_height=48
    font_topbar=(font_family,18)
    font_listbox=(font_family,16)
    font_ctrl_title_maxsize=18
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Greattttt reasult lod!
I think that the larger display is one great improvement!!
I’m working on a zynthian with 3.5 display…but too slowly for many engagements… :frowning:

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Great Job Lod!

Do you have the drawings of this case?

I also have a 7 "screen from waveshare and would like to use it on zynthian.

Thank you!

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Hi @rod_amaral !

I puchased this case:

and i did the cutouts using a tool called “Dremel” . The holes where made with a normal hand drill.

But I did not made a drawing :grin:

Kind regards,
Martin

Whoaoooo! Congratulations! It’s a super zynthian box!! Jeje!
Could you send some photos of the inner side?
Also, perhaps you want to add it to the “success cases” topic:

Thanks!