Force 1080p Screen Resolution on Kodibuntu and OpenELEC

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    I have an Kodi buntu install on an Acer Aspire Revo R3600 nettop that refised to display in my TV's native resolution of 1080p. I could manually change the reselution to 1920x1080, however when the Revo R3600 nettop went to sleep, it would wake up and be back to outputting at 720p.

    After a lot of messing about i found its pretty easy to force 1080p by editing your xorg.conf

    Note: If you install the XBMCbuntu Gotham release (xbmcbuntu-13.0~gotham_amd64.iso) you will not have an xorg.conf by default. You can however copy the example configuration then follow my instructions below. To copy it simply type the following:

    First ssh is in your XBMCbuntu or OpenELEC install, then type the following command:

    Now you need to add the following to your xorg.conf:

    Option "metamodes" "1920X1080_60 +0+0"
    Modes "1920x1080_60"


    You can see where i made the changes below:

    Save the changes by pressing ctrl+o

    Then reboot your Kodibuntu / XBMCbuntu or OpenELEC install and you should now find that your device will always output in 1080p, even after it resumes from sleep.
     
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