SwampyParticipant10/11/2015 at 12:28Post count: 16
I’m using a Raspberry Pi 2 with Composite Video and an old TV. After I updated the RetroPie Script and the emulators (3.0 -> 3.1), the Emulationstation screen is too big for the TV. The screen is OK for the emulators and for the boot-process. Only Emulationstation don’t fit.
Is it possible, that a kernel-update was the problem?
Is it also possible, that I can change the dimensions only for the Emulationstation-screen?
Any other experiences with composite-video?
Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English.
[attachment file=”config.txt”]petrockblogKeymaster10/11/2015 at 13:05Post count: 1827
I believe it is related to a firmware/kernel update as someone else had the problems too.
you can use rpi-update to roll back firmware and find out when it breaks – backup your system first etc.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=19415 has some basic instructions on how to do this.
if we can pin it down to a specific update we can report it back to rpi firmware github.petrockblogKeymaster10/11/2015 at 13:06Post count: 1827
At least it would help confirm if it is firmware or something else config wise which has changed.SwampyParticipant10/11/2015 at 13:29Post count: 16
Thank you for your fast post. One additional question:
What was the firmware/kernel-version of Retropie 3.0?
It would be easier to test, if I have a specific timeline.
Then I can reply from which version the problem appears.shoothereParticipant10/11/2015 at 14:34Post count: 131
I made a thread with what seems to be the same problem.
I went all the way down to 3.18.16 and the problem persisted.
Which emulators have you tried? The GBA one goes offscreen for me.
Perhaps it doesn’t matter but what kind of TV do you have? We have a Panasonic Plasma.SwampyParticipant10/11/2015 at 14:45Post count: 16
OK, just tried kernel: Bump to 3.18.10 -> works
kernel: Bump to 3.18.16 -> Don’t work
kernel: Bump to 3.18.14 -> Don’t work
kernel: Bump to 4.0.5 -> Don’t work
Bump to 3.18.10:
sudo rpi-update 8751db9fd7138848c29cc55ec05f95c9eea80acb
My TV: Panasonic TBM8E2145 (CRT)SwampyParticipant10/11/2015 at 15:11Post count: 16
OK, just tried kernel: Bump to 3.18.12 -> works too
Bump to 3.18.12:
sudo rpi-update 2f4703cbee9801ef04adcf63d74823961cc3c275
The problem must be somewhere between kernel 3.18.12 and kernel 3.18.14.
I will test them too!
For now the screen-problems disappeared with kernel 3.18.12shoothereParticipant10/11/2015 at 15:22Post count: 131
I can confirm going all the way down to 3.18.12 fixed it for me too.petrockblogKeymaster10/11/2015 at 17:07Post count: 1827petrockblogKeymaster10/11/2015 at 17:10Post count: 1827
It may be something they changed intentionally, but it will help me to know what we need to change our end.SwampyParticipant10/11/2015 at 18:47Post count: 16
OK, i will check that in the next days and post it. I never opened a ticket on github. I hope I will manage this.
Thanks for your help!SwampyParticipant10/12/2015 at 11:54Post count: 16
kernel: Bump to 3.18.13 (Commits on May 9, 2015) is the last which works good.
With firmware: video_render: Use crop rectangles rather than port parameters to handle opaque images (Commits on May 13, 2015) the problem appears.
First not working:
https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commit/03b44377dd1f410900d93ca92d39cdacba3544acSwampyParticipant10/12/2015 at 12:47Post count: 16petrockblogKeymaster10/12/2015 at 17:30Post count: 1827
Looks good thanks. Let’s see what they say.shoothereParticipant10/13/2015 at 18:05Post count: 131
Would further input from me on the ticket/issue help?petrockblogKeymaster10/13/2015 at 18:28Post count: 1827
Well yes because they asked you a question, but I have answered it for you :)petrockblogKeymaster10/13/2015 at 18:28Post count: 1827
Aah sorry I have got mixed up – you could mention it affects you too I guess – sorry!smartroadParticipant10/13/2015 at 23:28Post count: 76
I have the same issue, it is like EmuStat isn’t honouring the overscan settings?petrockblogKeymaster10/14/2015 at 00:50Post count: 1827SwampyParticipant10/14/2015 at 14:36Post count: 16
I always used a retropie-image. I think popcornmix (https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/484) has builded emulationstation from source. Is there anybody, who might help popcornmix to reach the main menu.SwampyParticipant10/14/2015 at 17:21Post count: 16
I have tested the testbuild https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3669512/temp/firmware_scale.zip and it solves the problem for me. I only have tested emulationstation, not the emulators. Perhaps, somebody of you would like to do this.shoothereParticipant10/17/2015 at 13:41Post count: 131
Willing to test but does one use the rpi-update tool for this?SwampyParticipant10/18/2015 at 12:21Post count: 16
Willing to test but does one use the rpi-update tool for this?
First you have to update with
sudo rpi-update. I think that is not necessary, but I have done that, to get the latest firmware and kernel. Then you must download the testbuild https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3669512/temp/firmware_scale.zip. You have to unzip the file and copy the included files to the /boot directory of your retropie-image. The old files must be overwritten. If popcornmix will include this in the next version of the firmware, you only have to do
sudo rpi-update.SwampyParticipant10/22/2015 at 17:15Post count: 16
popcornmix has fixed the problem. Thank you all for helping me.
sudo rpi-updatewill do it now!shoothereParticipant10/25/2015 at 07:12Post count: 131
I can confirm the issue is resolved for me too!artwebb1986Participant12/05/2015 at 20:51Post count: 3
I did a sudo rpi-update it put me to 4.1.13-v7+ and the “Start” Menu “A” Select are still off the bottom/left of the screen about half way. I did the overscan in the config.txt and that didnt do anything at all either. I set the HDMI mode to 720p as well and same thing.
FIXED: added overscan_scale=1 to my config.txt and all is well now.
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