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Getting the MagicMirror full-screen resolution



  • Hi!

    Total noob here, trying to set up the interface for MagicMirror. So far everything has been pretty straightforward, except for one problem:

    The resolution doesn’t really go full-size. Check out this Image:
    0_1516030593357_Snapchat-1441988271.jpg

    Its fit correctly to the left and bottom size, but top and right are not being used. I set the MM css to white background to demonstrate what it looks like in the picture

    I’ve been playing around with boot/config and trying different overscan options, and disabling overscan but i’m not really sure this is the issue at all… ?

    The monitor is an LG W2040s and according to the TVService the preferred hdmi mode was 83 (which im running in the boot/config)

    The monitor is running VGA to HDMI (Via adapter), and i had to force HDMI to boost 11 to remove some flickering (monitor turning on and off after a while) as well…

    Any help appreciated!

    Best regards,
    Peter



  • @petrpls said in Getting the MagicMirror full-screen resolution:

    Any help appreciated!

    You need to edit your config file ( /boot/config.txt) see this thread for details.



  • @pjkoeleman I saw that forum post a while back, and tried both manually overscaning to get the black board out, and also running disable_overscan 1 but it still ends up the same. This is my current boot/config

    # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
    #hdmi_safe=1
    
    # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
    # and your display can output without overscan
    disable_overscan=1
    
    # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
    # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
    #overscan_left=10
    #overscan_right=-1000
    #overscan_top=-512
    #overscan_bottom=-256
    
    # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
    # overscan.
    #framebuffer_width=1280
    #framebuffer_height=720
    
    # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
    #hdmi_force_hotplug=1
    
    # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)
    hdmi_group=1
    hdmi_mode=83
    
    # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
    # DMT (computer monitor) modes
    #hdmi_drive=1
    
    # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
    # no display
    config_hdmi_boost=11
    
    # uncomment for composite PAL
    #sdtv_mode=2
    
    #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
    #arm_freq=800
    
    # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces
    #dtparam=i2c_arm=on
    #dtparam=i2s=on
    #dtparam=spi=on
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the lirc-rpi module
    #dtoverlay=lirc-rpi
    
    # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README
    
    # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)
    dtparam=audio=on
    display_rotate=1
    avoid_warnings=1
    
    Any thoughts on what could be missing?
    

  • Module Developer

    Does your monitor itself allow adjustment?



  • have u tried sudo raspi-config ?
    Go to advanced and then to resolution.



  • @doubleT said in Getting the MagicMirror full-screen resolution:

    There’s just one option for “resolution” on the physical monitor settings, and that is to move the “frame”. i.e i can make the white drawed surface move around, but i can’t reduce the black frame… 😞



  • @cruunnerr said in Getting the MagicMirror full-screen resolution:

    have u tried sudo raspi-config ?
    Go to advanced and then to resolution.

    I tried but it didnt make a difference… i guess its like setting the mode and stuff in the boot/config but through the interface instead ? :|



  • Otherwise first connect directly via HDMI and see what kind of image this gives.