I've decided to put an old Asus Eee PC 1015BX to good use and installed Recalbox to run snes, nes and megadrive emulation.
The specs of the netbook are not very good but would have exceeded that of those systems at the time. So far, running recalbox on the netbook itself has been a real pleasure given the diminutive specs, however, when I try to connect it to a tv or a monitor via HDMI or VGA nothing* is displayed.
Now, when I say nothing*, I mean the following behaviour is observed on the TV and monitor I tried.Splash screen for laptop is displayed Grub bootloader is displayed - chose verbose Verbose output is displayed and followed After this I'll either see a screen full of verticle scanlines, pixel noise in various shades of green, or the rarest (and therefore my favourite), random tiles made up of various parts of the UI.
This occurs in the top half of the netbook screen (the recalbox splash screen appears in the bottom half) and also on the entire screen of the connected tv/monitor.
Once I get to this point, I can see the UI on the netbook screen displaying in the bottom half of the screen, nothing displayed in the top half and nothing displayed at all on the tv/monitor
I've had a look at the documentation for configuring a display -https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Video-configuration-detailled-(EN)
but this seems to be very specific to raspi configurations and I couldn't find an alternative guide for windows.
I've also tried setting "global.videomode=CEA 16 HDMI" in the recalbox.conf but that doesn't appear to work.
Specs for the netbook are as follows
RAM: 1GB (bumped to 8gb for testing)
CPU: AMD® APU C60 1.0GHz (dual core)
GPU: Radeon HD 6290
Not sure if I was initially looking in the right place in relation to HDMI config. Perhaps there is some other config file I would need to modify? Maybe it's just a hardware compatibility issue. Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.