[GLLUG] Console screen size

Marco van Beek mvanbeek at supporting-role.co.uk
Sun Nov 24 12:50:33 UTC 2019


If you are using HDMI you might be falling foul of over-scanning:

If you are lucky there is a setting on the TV to turn it off.



On 24/11/2019 12:47, Henrik Morsing via GLLUG wrote:
> Hi,
> My Debian server console is hooked up to a TV. This used to work fine, 
> but Debian updates over time have made the console visible area shrink 
> more and more on the screen.
> I've found out how to set the resolution and font in GRUB and other 
> places, but neither of these change the actual screen size.
> What makes the console size fit the screen it is attached to? This 
> doesn't ever seem to be a problem on computer monitors, so how is a TV 
> different? And is it a PC/BIOS(UEFI) thing maybe, rather than a Linux 
> problem?
> Thanks
> Henrik Morsing

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