I have built a new host from debian-8.6.0-amd64-CD-1.iso and included eclipse mars.2 with debugging for bone-debian-8.4-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2016-05-13-4gb.img.xz installed on a BBB with a 7 inch LCD cape.
At the beginning of uEnv.txt I included as a first line:
For file capemgr:
root@beaglebone:/etc/default# nano capemgr
GNU nano 2.2.6 File: capemgr
Default settings for capemgr. This file is sourced by /bin/sh from
Options to pass to capemgr
I added the above last line: CAPE=BB-BONE-LCD7-01:00A3
root@beaglebone:/# cat /sys/devices/platform/bone_capemgr/slots
0: PF---- -1
1: PF---- -1
2: PF---- -1
3: PF---- -1
4: P-O-L- 0 Override Board Name,00A3,Override Manuf,BB-BONE-LCD7-01
Which I believe means the cape is loaded.
The above is working satisfactorily except the display is very faint. I can turn on the backlight with:
root@beaglebone:~# echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/backlight/bl_power
echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/backlight/bl_power
Placed in .bashrc
These turned the backlight on but seemed to cause some mouse and screen instability. If I don’t do this everything is stable but so faint that the display is almost unreadable.
This is a first attempt by me. Any comments or improvements would be much appreciated.