How to get Joy-IT 7″ Display work with Raspberry Pi

How to get Joy-IT 7″ Display work with raspberry pi

JoyIT 7″ Display:

Resolution 1024×600
Touch Controller GT811
Connectors HDMI for video and USB for power and touch functions

This shows you how to get JoyIt external 7″ HDMI display to work with Raspberry Pi. After these things image is OK and even touch screen thingy is working :-)

If you connect your joyit 7 inch display to your Raspberry Pi right away without any modifications it will probably look like this:

Raspberry Pi JoyIT Display Before

First I thought that my display is broken but then I tested it with my laptop and it worked so problem has to be somewhere else. I started to think about resolution settings of my Rasberry Pi and that indeed was the problem so here is how to fix it.

Model Joy-IT RB-LCD7-2 or JoyIT RB-LCD-7-2 or something like that

Just edit your /boot/config.txt file and edit it like this:

Add this line:

hdmi_cvt=1024 600 60 3 0 0 0

Uncomment these lines:

# uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)

And reboot your Raspberry Pi after those changes or it will not work =)
This method has tested with Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspbian and with RetroPie – Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi JoyIT Display After

2 comments to How to get Joy-IT 7″ Display work with Raspberry Pi

  • Man

    The Joy-Pi is also very suitable for school projects, as you can simply switch it off and close it at the end of the lesson and then continue working on the project in the next hour. Another advantage of the case is its great mobility and compactness. This allows you to take it with you wherever you go and explore the Raspberry Pi universe with friends.

  • Teemu Järvinen

    I wonder which kernel supports gt811, with these instructions current Raspbian stretch has no clue about touchscreen, it’s just a display. And isn’t working until X is up and running.

    Joy-it webpage includes pdf Manual, more detailed instructions, and with these the display is able to show linux kernel loading, in addition to X.

    So far no luck with touchscreen functionality, but i’ll fiddle with some outdated code for gt811, and try to make it work with current raspbian.

    I hate the fact is selling this and claiming it’s made by Raspberry, it really isn’t supported out of the box at the moment.

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