HyperPixel Limitations

I have a Hyperpixel 4.0 Touch and I wanted to express my frustration on how unusable it is for some applications.

I bought one when they came out from a distributor, stashed it in a drawer. Now I want to build a wrist mounted control surface using touchOSC and a Pi Zero. Everything loaded up just fine but TouchOSC would lock up on load but not fully crash.

I wracked my brain trying to figure it out and eventually found out that it requires the full GL drivers to display correctly. Enabling them disables the display so I was trying to see if I could find a way around it and found out via the products GitHub page that the display wont work without disabling the drivers needed to run TouchOSC.

I would have chosen a different solution if I would have know the limitations. Please update the front product page as it looks like I am not the only person who has had issues with this:

Now can you recommend anything as a replacement ?

Thanks for listening.


I’m far from being any kind of expert on this, way above my skill level.
But I do know there was a big change video driver wise between Buster and Bullseye.
If your trying this on Bullseye you “might” have better luck with Buster.

Unfortunately it does not work with any of them. But thanks for the idea.