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Resolution

Post by kylewismith » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:43 am

How do I change the resolution output? I have edited the frame buffer but seems to have no effect

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Re: Resolution

Post by kakan » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:25 am

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Framebuffer_width=
Framebuffer_height=
Sets the resolution of the screen.

I guess what you are looking for is overscan (to get the picture smaller/bigger towards the edge of the display)

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overscan_left=
overscan_right=
overscan_top=
overscan_bottom=
Also be sure that you put it in

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/boot/config.txt

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Re: Resolution

Post by kylewismith » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:17 pm

No my text is barely readable. I know it's not gunna be crystal clear but I can hardly even make out letters

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Re: Resolution

Post by Mischief » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:20 am

In /boot/config.txt you can modify this line to change the console resolution:

#framebuffer_width=320
#framebuffer_height=240

Just remove the hashtags and set the resolution to what the screen outputs (most are 320*240)

To get larger text on the emulation station themes you have to modify the themes XML use this code (for carbon theme):

sudo nano /etc/emulationstation/themes/carbon/carbon.xml

Then change all lines for font size to <fontsize>0.05</fontsize>

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Re: Resolution

Post by kylewismith » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:12 am

Nice one will try it when I get home

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Re: Resolution

Post by kylewismith » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:18 pm

Top man worked a treat

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Re: Resolution

Post by Ganreizu » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:34 pm

kylewismith wrote:Top man worked a treat
Was it the framebuffer or editing the theme XML or both that did the trick?

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Re: Resolution

Post by kylewismith » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:03 pm

Removing the # from the frame buffer settings. Gunna have a play with es tomorrow

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