hdmi display issues

I just received my BBB and updated it blah, blah, blah… but my display is messed up. I have a Samsung 24" display native 1920 x 1200 and the BBB IS displaying however everything is being cut off, for example I can’t see the clock the “start” menu or any icons that may or may not be on the desktop. I’ve been reading about forcing a resolution but I can’t seem to get anything to work. The problem is that I can’t open terminal or anything because I can’t see it. I’ve mounted the BBB on my windows machine and tried editing the uEnv.txt with zero improvement. Can anyone help me correct this issue? Thanks in Advance

This may help.



Your "display" is overscanning the picture..


Go thru the menu's and disable that feature for that particular port..


From the link I sent:

The Image is cropped on the bottom and top

Some displays use what is called overscan. This can be seen in TVs and not so much on Monitors. It causes the image to be missing on the edges, such that you cannot see them displayed.
Some higher end displays allow you to disable the overscan. Check your manual for this feature.

Most TVs have a mode that allows you to adjust the image as well. These are options like Normal, Wide, Zoom, or Fit. Normal seems to be the best option as it does not chop of the edges. The other ones will crop of the edges. You may also try the Fit option. Consult your manual for these options.