webUI works but InkyPHat never displays

pwnagotchi seems to be working fine, including ssh and webUI but my inkyPHat never displays anything. I have verified that the hat works on this pi with other software, I have reflashed it several times, I have used all default toml settings and only changed the display type in the webcfg, and still no display from the inky. I am using the SSD1608 variant 250x122 inky with 1.5.5

Log:

[2019-07-10 01:30:14,016] [INFO] [led] plugin loaded for /sys/class/leds/led0/brightness
[2019-07-10 01:30:14,036] [INFO] grid plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:30:14,033] [INFO] [update] plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:30:14,044] [INFO] Session-stats plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:30:14,019] [INFO] webcfg: Plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:30:14,200] [WARNING] ui.fps is 0, the display will only update for major changes
[2019-07-10 01:30:14,202] [INFO] initializing waveshare v2 display
[2019-07-10 01:30:24,575] [INFO] [email protected]44cb1 (v1.5.5)
[2019-07-10 01:30:24,587] [INFO] entering manual mode ...
[2019-07-10 01:30:25,146] [INFO] the last session lasted 10 seconds (0 completed epochs, trained for 0), average reward:0.0 (min:1000 max:-1000)
[2019-07-10 01:30:25,262] [INFO] web ui available at http://0.0.0.0:8080/
[2019-07-10 01:32:15,362] [WARNING] restarting in MANU mode ...
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,418] [INFO] grid plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,435] [INFO] [led] plugin loaded for /sys/class/leds/led0/brightness
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,437] [INFO] webcfg: Plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,439] [INFO] [update] plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,440] [INFO] Session-stats plugin loaded.
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,579] [WARNING] ui.fps is 0, the display will only update for major changes
[2019-07-10 01:32:23,581] [INFO] initializing inky display
[2019-07-10 01:32:37,657] [INFO] [email protected]44cb1 (v1.5.5)
[2019-07-10 01:32:37,669] [INFO] entering manual mode ...
[2019-07-10 01:32:38,029] [INFO] the last session lasted 2 minutes, 23 seconds (0 completed epochs, trained for 0), average reward:0.0 (min:1000 max:-1000)
[2019-07-10 01:32:38,159] [INFO] web ui available at http://0.0.0.0:8080/

as you can see, all I did here was load a new flash, start web cfg, and change the display to inky. it reboots fine and initializes and there is no change on the screen of the inky.