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HyperPixel 4.0" Drivers

HyperPixel 4.0 is an 800x480 or 720x720 pixel display for the Raspberry Pi, with optional capacitive touchscreen.

Installing / Uninstalling

This repository contains several branches for different combinations of Pi and HyperPixel4 boards.

You should use our one-line installer to install HyperPixel4 Rectangular and Square:

curl -sSL https://get.pimoroni.com/hyperpixel4 | bash

When prompted, pick the combination of Pi and touchscreen that you're planning to use.

Note: A HyperPixel4 setup for Pi 3B+ or earlier will not readily work if you move it over to a Pi 4, you should run this installer again to update the drivers.

Manual Installation

Here's a list of active branches and which Pi/display combination they support:

  • pi3 - Pi 3B+ and earlier, HyperPixel4 Rectangular
  • pi4 - Pi 4 & Pi 400, HyperPixel4 Rectangular, use hyperpixel4-rotate to rotate once installed
  • square - Pi 3B+ and earlier, HyperPixel4 Square (for boards manufactured 2020 and earlier)
  • square-pi4 - Pi 4 & Pi 400, HyperPixel4 Square (for boards manufactured 2020 and earlier)
  • square-2021 - Pi 3B+ and earlier, HyperPixel4 Square (for boards manufactured 2021 and later)
  • square-pi4-2021 - Pi 4 & Pi 400, HyperPixel4 Square (for boards manufactured 2021 and later)

To clone a specific branch to your Pi, run:

git clone https://github.com/pimoroni/hyperpixel4 -b <branch name>

Then cd hyperpixel4 and run sudo ./install.sh to install it.

Rotation

Rotation on Pi 4

HyperPixel4 is a portait display, so on first boot it will start in portrait mode with the USB ports at the top.

On Pi 4 we can take advantage of the rotation available in Display Configuration, and provide you with a command for setting both display and touch rotation together.

To rotate HyperPixel4 on a Pi 4 use the hyperpixel4-rotate command.

Landscape mode, HDMI/power ports on the bottom:

hyperpixel4-rotate left

Landscape mode, HDMI/power ports on the top:

hyperpixel4-rotate right

Portrait mode, USB ports on the top:

hyperpixel4-rotate normal

Portrait mode, USB ports on the bottom:

hyperpixel4-rotate inverted

If you're running this command over SSH you should prefix it with DISPLAY=:0.0

180 Degree Rotation on Pi 3

Note: You must build the latest dtoverlay file to enable rotation support:

  1. Go into src
  2. run make to build a new hyperpixel4.dtbo with rotation support
  3. copy the overlay with sudo cp hyperpixel4.dtbo /boot/overlays/

To rotate your HyperPixel4 you must edit /boot/config.txt and change the following lines:

  1. Change dtoverlay=hyperpixel4 to dtoverlay=hyperpixel4:rotate
  2. Change display_rotate=3 to display_rotate=1

This will rotate both the display and the touchscreen input to match.

If you're using a non-touchscreen HyperPixel4 you need only change display_rotate.

Totally Manual Rotation

⚠️ for Xorg-based operating systems running on Pi 4 and Pi 400 ⚠️ must have dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d in /boot/config.txt

Rotation on the fly

You can use xrandr and xinput to rotate the display and touchscreen in turn.

For HyperPixel Square, substitute the device name with "pointer:generic ft5x06 (11)".

Left

DISPLAY=:0.0 xrandr --output DSI-1 --rotate left
DISPLAY=:0.0 xinput set-prop "pointer:Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" "libinput Calibration Matrix" 0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

Right

DISPLAY=:0.0 xrandr --output DSI-1 --rotate right
DISPLAY=:0.0 xinput set-prop "pointer:Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" "libinput Calibration Matrix" 0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1

Normal

DISPLAY=:0.0 xrandr --output DSI-1 --rotate normal
DISPLAY=:0.0 xinput set-prop "pointer:Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" "libinput Calibration Matrix" 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Inverted

DISPLAY=:0.0 xrandr --output DSI-1 --rotate inverted
DISPLAY=:0.0 xinput set-prop "pointer:Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" "libinput Calibration Matrix" -1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1

Persisting Rotation

Add the relevant settings from above into /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/88-hyperpixel4.conf.

You will need the device name:

  • "Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" for HyperPixel 4 Rectangular
  • "generic ft5x06 (11)" for HyperPixel 4 Square

And the 9 numbers from the "Calibration Matrix", eg: -1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1

Plus the rotation direction for the monitor.

Section "InputClass"
	Identifier "libinput HyperPixel4 Rectangular"
	MatchProduct "Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen"
	Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "DSI-1"
	Option "Rotate" "left"
EndSection

If you're using lightdm (the default window manager on Raspberry Pi OS) and it's calling /usr/share/dispsetup.sh you'll need to either disable that call in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf or change dispsetup.sh to just exit 0. Removing dispsetup.sh will break lightdm and boot you to a black screen of death.

  • ⚠️ Running "Screen Configuration" will re-create dispsetup.sh and override your Xorg settings
  • ⚠️ Removing dispsetup.sh from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf will prevent "Screen Configuration" settings for persisting.
  • You should probably use hyperpixel4-rotate unless you really know what you're doing!

Troubleshooting

Where possible we are collecting known FAQs under the notice label in our issue tracker.

Notice Issue Tracker

If your issue is not covered by one of these provided by our team and community then we ask you to provide some debugging information using the following oneliner:

curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pimoroni/hyperpixel4/master/hyperpixel4-debug.sh | bash

Then file a bug report.