Hi to all,|
Im new to android but familar with linux dists.
Was looking at BPi as a multimedia device..?
from my experience. Android 4.4b1img from http://www.bananapi.com/ worked ok got xbmc, youtube & tv players to work
Like yourself initially install screen layout & resolution was not suitable for my tv missing toolbars etc....
Tried using the image editing procedure found online but like everybody modify fex oe sysconfig file & image files with no suceess.
I did get a working solution..
What I did was
Some said can do it via 'android terminal' but if get it wrong meant and image reinstall
Ended up installing adb (http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html)n on PC (win7 latop) and added driver UniversalAdbDriverSetup.msi from ClockworkMod (have a copy if needed) search may find it.
This allowd to connenet to BPi via adb.
Using adb shell
Once in adb shell
used wm commanads not am?
usage: wm [subcommand] [options]
wm size [reset|WxH]
wm density [reset|DENSITY]
wm overscan [reset|LEFT,TOP,RIGHT,BOTTOM]
I ended up with
wm size 1366x768
wm overscan 40,15,50,50
so for 800x600 -> wm size 800x600
start with your res check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution you want
The overscan alllow you to adjust screen size.so to move left eg 10,0,0,0 -. small no's
The advanatge usig adb the can use command wm size reset / wm overscan reset to fix any error. Using PC to till get it right
Finally the settings were saved on my BPiwithout image adj's, so do a reboot these settings were saved, where stored still need to find out.
As for xbmc this was also wrong but adjustments in system -> video resoltion resolved this issue.
From testing if want multimedia android is a good solution, for myself I need cli control with things like wireless, , added modules as
needed, more network services it will be going back archlinux plus android needs 64 bit/20GB+ may have to get a cheap vps with 64 bit
which OS? advice...
If want fi steps pm me