OctoScreen - Octoprint Raspberry Pi -Touch Screen Plugin - Chris's Basement

Here is another guide from @brotherchris:


"...and their rotation script doesn't work..." :man_facepalming:

Okay, the screen is now rotated but he didn't mention the TFT orientation part. Alright, he finally got to that.

I don't love re-orienting the TFT in x11 but leaving it wrong at the console level. :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks for posting this!


Hello Chris and welcome to the show :+1:

@brotherchris Read through this issue on the Adafruit repository for their script. It's a conversation with Lady Ada herself regarding the duality of controlling display+touch in both console and x11.

My complaint with her and other resellers/providers then is that they almost always skip over the console-based drivers and orientation (for both display and input device) of the TFT displays and then just handle this in the x windows system. But for Raspbian Lite installs (especially with Kivy, say), you really need everything setup correctly without all that Desktop stuff.