I am trying to do one thing at time and go on to the next only when I have got the first sorted completely.
Now, after about a month of tinkering, searching, asking questions etc I am nearly at the first stage which is setting my screen resolution. (my pi was a kit so all the basics were there, just plugged it in) incidentally, rather than a £22 computer, after adding cables, case, usb hub there was not much change from £100 :=(
anyway, I had been trying different overscan figures and eventually got the full screen, but the actual resolution was still only 1842x1027. disabling overscan was too big and unusable but at least the res is correct for my telly, 1920x1080. So how do I get this shrunk down a bit without using overscan, assuming that using overscan would defeat disabling it and losing the correct res. seems like catch 22 to me. With overscan disabled, I've tried setting the hdmi group to 1, mode to 16, and drive to 2, without success.
what would be nice here is to have a real absolute beginners forum, where instead of being advised to 'run raspi config' the advice would be something like 'open the terminal, type in 'sudo nano /boot/config.txt' and press enter' , followed by how to edit the file and save it. Even saving the changes can be a pain, I have to close the file and go through the rigmarole of it asking if I want to save etc etc. the shortcut keys just don't work.
Is it just me? Can't believe it, but be honest!