tyche101
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Raspberry Pi 4 and overscan

Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:10 pm

Hi,

I cannot get the overscan to work on my Raspberry Pi 4. The screen does not fit on the TV that I'm using. I did not have this issue with my Raspberry Pi 2b. Here is what I have in my config.txt on the Raspberry Pi 4

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# uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
# and your display can output without overscan
disable_overscan=0

# uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
# goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
overscan_left=40
overscan_right=40
overscan_top=40
overscan_bottom=40

# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
# overscan.
framebuffer_width=1280
framebuffer_height=800
Any ideas? Thanks

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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and overscan

Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:31 pm

Did you do a search of the forum first? Because this has been covered a LOT of times. Right now, no, overscan hasn't been implemented, but it should be fairly soon.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and overscan

Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:44 pm

Well mine is still unusable. Can anyone here quantify "fairly soon"?

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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and overscan

Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:17 pm

m4r35n357 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Well mine is still unusable. Can anyone here quantify "fairly soon"?
Perhaps you've missed this thread: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 3&t=250675 ?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and overscan

Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:54 pm

If you have overscan on your monitor try commenting out the line for the new video driver in config. I am on my Pi 3 right now and I do not have it. I think it is the last line, or two lines I comment out on the Pi 4 and it solved my overscan problem. It took it back to the Pi 3 driver. Maybe this will help.

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