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Menu and Kodi is not full screen on old netbook

  • @ash1390 Hi
    I'm new with recalbox but it looks like you just need to change the resolution of Emulation station and kodi in the recalbox.conf file with a specific one.
    Or change the global.videomode line but i'm not sure, can anyone confirm?

  • @ash1390

    It may be that xorg is not autodetecting the correct resolution of your 2nd display. You can use xrandr to duplicate the image or set a specific resolution on the vga port.

    Common display names are:
    LVDS - Laptop Screen
    HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
    DVI - Digital Visual Interface
    DP - DisplayPort
    VGA - Video Graphics Array
    TV - Composite Video
    S-video - S-Video

    Get root access: https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Root-access-on-terminal-(EN)

    run xrandr from terminal to see what your displays are: (my example laptop)

    ~ $ xrandr

    VGA-0 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 270mm
    1280x1024 75.02+ 60.02 
    1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00 
    800x600 75.00 72.19 60.32 56.25 
    640x480 75.00 72.81 59.94 
    LVDS-0 connected primary 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 367mm x 230mm
    1440x900 59.94+
    HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

    Once you know what your display names are you can use xrandr to set your display.
    See the example displays I used with my laptop with a monitor connected via VGA, your display name may be different.

    xrandr --output LVDS-0 --auto --output VGA-0 --auto --same-as LVDS-0 (this will duplicate the same resolution on the VGA port)

    To set a specific resolution on the vga port (eg: 720 resolution)
    xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1280x720

    A more complete command that will duplicate the display and set set VGA to 720:
    xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1280x720 --same-as LVDS-0

    You could also switch off the laptops display if you want:
    xrandr --output LVDS-0 --off

    Or have the laptop screen off and VGA screen on:
    xrandr --output LVDS-0 --off --output VGA-0 --mode 1280x720

    Once you happy with it you can make it permanent by adding it ~/.xinitrc

    My apologies for waffling on, hope it may help :)


  • Apologies the correct wiki link is Change display resolution on x86 x86_64

  • thanks alot for helping.

  • Staff

    @ash1390 what about changing/adding the parameter in recalbox.conf:


  • @ash1390 said in Menu and Kodi is not full screen on old netbook:

    thanks alot for helping.

    So what worked for you in the end ?

  • @gnubit hi gnubit a mi me sale asi , y se me ve como a el

    matchbox-window-manager -use_titlebar no -use_desktop_mode no -use_lowlight no &

    set the keyboard

    systemsetting="python /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/configgen/settings/recalboxSettings.pyc"
    settings_lang="$systemsetting -command load -key system.language"

    not always true (en_US for us), but it's really better than always english

    map_name=$(echo $settings_lang | cut -c 1-2)
    setxkbmap "${map_name}"

    disable dpms to prevent screen to turns blank

    xset -dpms
    xset s off

    to disable a video output (multi-screen setup) and prevent ES to be stretcht on all screens,

    uncomment the line below, and replace output_name by the output that you want disable on ES startup (ex: HDMI-0)

    xrandr --output output_name --off

    auto hide cursor each 5 sec of inactivity

    hhpc -i 5 &

    export HOME=/recalbox/share/system
    export LC_ALL="${settings_lang}.UTF-8"

    without windowed, time must be sleeped to wait that matchbox ended to initialize :-(

    exec emulationstation --windowed

  • @ash1390 hola pudiste solucionarlo

  • @seba-carp

    Hello sebra-carp , sorry but I don`t speak spanish, but looking at your post @ZING referred you here.

    Have you tried ?
    xrandr -s 1280x720

  • @gnubit la unica solucion que encontre fue esta . Pero cada ves que entramos hay que ir a kodi y salir...y queda dicha resolucion..mi maxima resolucion es 1680x1050


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