Help!!! Touch Screen plugin Installaltion

Hi, does anyone know if I can install the touch screen plugin by myself, I mean with script? The Volumio Plugin module didn’t work anymore since this October. So I can’t install it throughout WebUI…Thanks.

Please describe what hardware, Volumio version and touch display plugin version you are using. Also describe how the display is connected.

What happens when you install the plugin from the store (WebUI)? Do you see any errors? If so, what are the error messages?

If there are no errors during installation: Do you see errors (what?) when you start/stop the plugin?

You could also connect to Volumio via SSH ( and watch the live journal with sudo journalctl -f while you start or stop the plugin. Please post any error messages from the log relating to the touch display plugin.

Hi Gvolt,

Thanks for your response. My hardware is PI3 and official 7" touch screen, it used to work very well. But I rebuilt the system with Volumio 2.632 in October for some reason, everything works good, except the Plugin Module(I’ve also tried the newest version), I know it used to list all available plugins when you click the Plugin menu, and I can install the touch screen here, but this time, there’s no plugin available in this page. I guess the Plugin api or webpage was moved to a server which was blocked in China.

Just want to know if I can install these plugins by the other way, like download the plugin package and upload to PI3 with SSH, and execute it in command line?

Hi telar,

I see, thanks for clarifying. If you are able to download from GitHub you should be able to install the plugin as follows:

  1. Connect to Volumio via SSH.

  2. Download the plugin package

  1. Create a directory for unzipping the plugin package
mkdir touch_display
  1. Unzip the plugin package to the newly created directory
miniunzip -d touch_display
  1. Change into the directory with the unzipped files
cd touch_display
  1. Install the plugin
volumio plugin install

Hi Gvolt,

Thank you very much for your help. I will take a try this weekend.


Hi Gvolt,

Finally I made it, but it took a very long while, almost 70 minutes stuck at the stage of 70%.

Just one more quick question, I want to install another plugin GPIO Button, can I make it as the same way you instructed? Appreciate if you could give me some tips one more time :slight_smile: ?

Thank you.

And for the wiring, I’m looking the instruction from, I want to use GPIO 17, 27, 22, 23 and a 3.3V pin, wired to 4 push buttons, could you please take a look at the below picture, if it’s the right way to wire each button? Thank you.

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Congrats! 70 minutes appears long, but during the first installation of the plugin a bunch of additional software is being downloaded and installed. Anyhow, main thing is it works. :slight_smile:

Yes. Just make sure to use the correct download path.

To me the wiring seems ok. However I did not investigate if it would be advisable to protect the Raspi ports (you may find some information on this topic in the section “What about fitting a switch to a GPIO pin?”

Hi Gvolt,

Really appreciate your great help. Thanks.


Hi Gvolt,

Just one more quick question, do you have any idea about how to make a power on/off button? I mean like the GPIO pins which can use a push button to shutdown the PI softly.


I did not try that myself (using the RemotePi board) but you may find a solution here and

Many thanks, Gvolt.

I’ve made GPIO buttons work last night. :smiley: Much closer to my final HIFI box now.


Great! :slight_smile: