For Christmas my geek-half (boyfriend) wanted a 4.3″ screen from Adafruit.com for his Raspberry Pi. After a bit of searching, I decided to get a screen that looked pretty darn similar to the Adafruit one off of Amazon.com that was less than half the price! I then bought one for myself with the savings It seems really great for a tiny Pi terminal, either for IRC chat or a Twitter client.
I set up this particular SD card for my Raspberry Pi using NOOBS, and installed the Raspbian image. If you also decide to get the same screen (for such a good deal at $19.78 USD), I have the following set up for my /boot/config.txt in order to get a really good edge to edge fit on the display. (By default it’s a bit wonky.) I’ve only included the lines that I’ve uncommented. There are some comments on the Amazon.com thread where I purchased this. See my settings work for you!
# uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
# and your display can output without overscan
overscan_scale=1 #currently undocumented but works
# uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
# goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display’s size minus
# uncomment for composite PAL
sdtv_mode=0 #for NTSC
sdtv_aspect=3 #for 16:9
# for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
If you are wondering, the keyboard I use is a Logitech K400. It’s great for space saving and super lightweight.
Next step is to find a lightweight Twitter client. This seems to be a challenge…Comments with suggestions would be appreciated!