Zero W OS Compatibility
If your Pi Zero W is not working with Insert your favourite distribution of choice here then please test it with Raspbian. Symptoms may include onboard WiFi not working.
You can download the latest, compatible Raspbian release here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
The Pi Zero W is new hardware, and thus many, many third party distributions will not be compatible. There's nothing we can do to fix this. They will have to update as and when they see fit, and you'll need some patience!
Unicorn HAT / Unicorn pHAT / Mood Light Kt
If your Unicorn HAT/pHAT is failing on the Pi Zero W with "error -1", you'll need
rpi_ws281x >= v2.0.5, make sure it's installed by running:
sudo pip install --upgrade rpi_ws281x
An issue with the Zero W firmware setting the CPU speed to 700Mhz instead of 1Ghz has been raised with us, and is being looked into. If your Zero feels slow, this is most probably why. A software fix should be possible. Stay tuned for news as we get it.
Update: Fix will be available via
apt-get update in a few days. Hang in there.
Update: Fixed in the latest Raspbian as of 2017-03-2: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
You should also be able to:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
This will fix both the CPU speed - 700Mhz to 1Ghz, and the status LED.