Powering through the pi I got most everything working. But the audio is at max volume and I can’t get the audio controls to work at all. The non working buttons were again crappy wires that have severed cables on the ends that go into the header in the hat.
So it seems to be almost working but audio is jacked (getting the mixer not found error, and going to the audio settings in rasp config just kicks me back to the main menu for rasp config. )
Still not sure why I can’t power this from the hat as the way it is plugged in now is not workable honestly.
I ordered a canakit power supply as they are a little over 5v and output 3.5A instead of 3A. Hoping it is just not enough powers even though it is the correct specified power supply.
Gah so many issues for something that should just work.