A couple of days ago I purchased a HyperPixel monitor. Today I attempting an installation of the software.
I have a question, but perhaps the first thing I should note is that I do not run Raspbian on my RPi. The system I wish to port onto a small screen runs on Quirky Xerus 8.1.4.
I went to GitHub and downloaded the deb and dtbo files and the files for /usr/bin and /usr/lib/systemd/system. I also grabbed a copy of README.md.
Since an ‘easy installation script’ was advertised I decided to run it. The response was no data received or transfered and the following message:
curl: (77) Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?)
I’m initially assuming this could be related to the fact that I’m not running Raspbian.
I’m quite happy to make a manual install. It’s easy enough to install the deb, copy the other files to their respective directories and paste the configuration commands to config.txt.
However the readme file says:
Make sure you add uinput to /etc/modules
I have no idea what uinput is. It’s not one of the files on your GitHub page. What is uinput and where do I find it?
Looking ahead, It’s my intention to use the HyperPixel in portrait mode (if I can) with a display_rotate=3 configuration. I see from another thread here that a special version of hyperpixel-touch has been generated to facilitate this. If this alternative script is stable would it be possible to either put it up at GitHub so that people are forewarned that rotation requires something special, or build the alternative instructions into a single script on a conditional basis (i.e. if display rotate equal to 1 or 3 … etc.).
The bubble-bag containing my HyperPixel had an enigmatic circular sticker on it saying ‘42’, but it seems I still lack a few answers.