Android Touchscreen/HDMI
#1
My P64 2G board arrived the other day, today was the first chance I had to try it out. I bought the pledge kit that comes with the playbox and touchscreen. Of course the playbox is delayed, but I can still try everything out. Hooked everything up, wouldn't boot, or rather, touchscreen remained black, not powered up, whatever. Spent a few hours looking on the boards, and came to the conclusion that maybe the supplied android card may not have the right img, so disconnected the touchscreen and used hdmi cable to my 46" tv. Booted right up to android screen, looks like a 46" smart phone, lol. Well that's good, at least I know the board works, LOL

So, I am guessing I need to burn a different android img to use touchscreen?

Is there a way to use touch screen and HDMI simultaneously so I can use this to stream hulu/Netflix?

Can I use a wireless keyboard with a builtin touchpad?

Can I use an external hard drive to store media to watch from?

Thanks in advance for any helpful answers!!
#2
(06-18-2016, 03:00 PM)Severian Wrote: My P64 2G board arrived the other day, today was the first chance I had to try it out. I bought the pledge kit that comes with the playbox and touchscreen. Of course the playbox is delayed, but I can still try everything out. Hooked everything up, wouldn't boot, or rather, touchscreen remained black, not powered up, whatever. Spent a few hours looking on the boards, and came to the conclusion that maybe the supplied android card may not have the right img, so disconnected the touchscreen and used hdmi cable to my 46" tv. Booted right up to android screen, looks like a 46" smart phone, lol. Well that's good, at least I know the board works, LOL

So, I am guessing I need to burn a different android img to use touchscreen?

Is there a way to use touch screen and HDMI simultaneously so I can use this to stream hulu/Netflix?

Can I use a wireless keyboard with a builtin touchpad?

Can I use an external hard drive to store media to watch from?

Thanks in advance for any helpful answers!!

Hi Severian,

Yes, the touchscreen needs a different Android image, see this section of the Pine64 wiki.

With HDMI and the LCD requiring a different image, I don't think there is a way (currently) to use both simultaneously.

You should be able to use a wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad just fine.

Nearly any hard drive will require a powered USB hub. A regular USB 2.0 port does not have enough power to spin up an external hard drive.
#3
(06-18-2016, 03:19 PM)Ghost Wrote:
(06-18-2016, 03:00 PM)Severian Wrote: My P64 2G board arrived the other day, today was the first chance I had to try it out. I bought the pledge kit that comes with the playbox and touchscreen. Of course the playbox is delayed, but I can still try everything out. Hooked everything up, wouldn't boot, or rather, touchscreen remained black, not powered up, whatever. Spent a few hours looking on the boards, and came to the conclusion that maybe the supplied android card may not have the right img, so disconnected the touchscreen and used hdmi cable to my 46" tv. Booted right up to android screen, looks like a 46" smart phone, lol. Well that's good, at least I know the board works, LOL

So, I am guessing I need to burn a different android img to use touchscreen?

Is there a way to use touch screen and HDMI simultaneously so I can use this to stream hulu/Netflix?

Can I use a wireless keyboard with a builtin touchpad?

Can I use an external hard drive to store media to watch from?

Thanks in advance for any helpful answers!!

Hi Severian,

Yes, the touchscreen needs a different Android image, see this section of the Pine64 wiki.

With HDMI and the LCD requiring a different image, I don't think there is a way (currently) to use both simultaneously.

You should be able to use a wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad just fine.

Nearly any hard drive will require a powered USB hub. A regular USB 2.0 port does not have enough power to spin up an external hard drive.

Thanks Ghost! Will have to pick up some more SD cards, am wanting to try some of the other OS's anyway.
Interesting project, looking forward to see what all I can do with this, lol.


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