warsword
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Raspbian UI is all wrong

Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 am

Alright, the menu bar is much shorter than the actual screen, it only spans about halfway across the screen. The windows I also open, such as the internet browser, are also scaled wrong. I can't figure out how to fix this and I was wondering if anyone can help me.
If you need it, I can provide more information.
Thanks!

pcmanbob
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Re: Raspbian UI is all wrong

Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:40 am

Hi.

So is this a new install of raspbian or one you have been using for some time ?

Have you made any changes to the config.txt file or using the GUI to make changes to the interface ?

Have you installed any software that may have made changes to the GUI ?

The more information you can provide the better chance some one can help you.
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warsword
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Re: Raspbian UI is all wrong

Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:26 am

This is the newest version of Raspbian, update it regularly.
I'm using the official 7" Raspberry PI touch screen.
I did make some changes, but those were a while back. This is what it looks like now. I tried to change it back to the defaults, but i'm not completely sure if I did it correctly.

lcd_rotate=2
# For more options and information see
# http://rpf.io/configtxt
# Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details

# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
#hdmi_safe=1
#config_hdmi_boost=4

# 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=16
#overscan_right=16
#overscan_top=16
#overscan_bottom=16

# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
# overscan.
#framebuffer_width=400
#framebuffer_height=240

# 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)
# DMT (computer monitor) modes
#hdmi_drive=2

# uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
# no display
#config_hdmi_boost=4

# 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
#scaling_kernel=8


Sorry, that was a lot of text. I don't know of any way to show it.
I haven't installed anything that would change the GUI.
Anything else that I forgot to mention?

pcmanbob
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Re: Raspbian UI is all wrong

Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 am

Well I can't see any thing in your posted information that would cause the problems you are having , may be you SD card has some corruption due to a bad power off or the card is starting to fail.

if you have a spare SD card write a copy of your SD card backup to it and see if that works correctly, you do have a backup copy of your SD card don't you ?
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warsword
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Re: Raspbian UI is all wrong

Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:36 am

I think I do, i'd just have to find it. It's been a while since I've done anything with an SD card.
Thanks for the help, i'll see if that fixes the problem.
If you come up with any other way to fix the problem, let me know. I'd be glad to hear it!

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