I have a 7" Eleduino Touchscreen (1024x600) and have installed the latest Volumio version (2.806) onto a Raspberry Pi 3. Before accessing the volumio web page, I made some changes to the /boot/config.txt file as defined by Eleduino. Now when booting I can see the prompts and login on that screen. So, so far, I know that the display itself it working.
Previously I had installed the latest RPi OS onto the same RPi3 and made those config.txt changes, so I know that the display works as does the touch aspect of the display.
After doing the basic set up using the volumio webpage I have things working correctly. For now I am just using the audio output jack on the RPi3. Later - assuming I get things working correctly - I will add a DAC board to the RPi3.
I installed the plugin for the Raspberry Pi touchscreen and that said it was successful. But upon activating that plug in I got the message “Touch display: error connecting to X Server”. I tried both “xserver start” and “startx” but neither was successful in starting up the GUI.
Then I saw the post from Christian (Dec’17) that talked about a grey screen with a mouse pointer. Thanks to whoever created the “Your topic is similar to…” screen!
I followed his example by manually typing in the “apt-get” and “wget” commands. After completing these commands (and a reboot) I was able to get a grey screen and mouse pointer after typing in “startx”. The mouse even moves around by touching the screen. But that’s all I get.
What other things need to be set here for the Volumio GUI to appear on the display?
I know that there are some settings to automatically log into the volumio account and to set up some aspects of the X Server, but after trying one set from a posting by jazzstang which modified the rc.local file, the X Server doesn’t start automatically and if I type “startx” as I had done before, I still just get a grey screen and a mouse cursor.
Thanks in advance…