Pine64 and Nexdoc
#1
I have a nexdoc. The pine64 will drive the display but not well, it is not crisp like it should be.
The display resolution of the nexdoc is 1366*768, but I can't select this under ubuntu on the pine (in fact I an only select one resolution (I can't remember what). Is there some way around this?
..mcf
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#2
(09-18-2016, 12:42 AM)mcf Wrote: I have a nexdoc. The pine64 will drive the display but not well, it is not crisp like it should be.
The display resolution of the nexdoc is 1366*768, but I can't select this under ubuntu on the pine (in fact I an only select one resolution (I can't remember what). Is there some way around this?
..mcf

Unfortunately, 1366x768 is not one of the 'supported' resolutions. Those are ('borrowed' from another thread):

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720p50
720p60
720p
1080i50
1080i60
1080p24
1080p50
1080p60
1080p
2160p24
2160p25

If you'd wanted one of those resolutions, you'd edit the /boot/uEnv.txt, and add/change "optargs=disp.screen0_output_mode=720p60" to your desired resolution. 

UnixOutlaw or MarkHaysHarris777 might have something to say on this though, as I think UnixOutlaw has the same issue with a Lapdock... and there might have been a workaround with TightVNC???
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#3
Confirmed - Pine64 will not go to 1366x768....   It's a right PITA!

Neither on the Motorola Lapdock, nor on my 15.5" GAEMs portable HDMI monitor...   Seems a bizarre omission, as that resolution is reasonably common, I've seen a bunch of TVs that run at that resolution, and it's the native resolution of the NextDock, the Motorola Lapdock and the GAEMs LCD...

Other SBCs I've used have no problem syncing automatically, i.e. namely the BananaPI and the NTC CHIP.

I'm waiting delivery of an Orange Pi Plus 2E and hoping that will also do 1366x768 without too much stuffing around...

That "VNC" workaround is not really a "workaround" - it might be handy if you've got a tiny screen and need to adjust things like DPI or fonts or whatever, but why mess with VNC when you've got a perfectly good monitor?
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#4
Yes, this is disappointing for me too. I've tried using my odroid c2 with the Motorola lapdock and it makes a great portable computer. Unfortunately I've tried 2 lapdocks and they both died suddenly, which was very disappointing. After that, I've thought about trying the Nexdock instead, but I don't have a lot of interest in using the pine for some of my project ideas ifthe display won't look right.

Hopefully the smart people will be able to find a way for it to support more resolutions. It would be great to see the "Pine, Inc" and/or Allwinner contribute to these efforts more too.
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#5
(09-26-2016, 10:00 PM)psychedup Wrote: Hopefully the smart people will be able to find a way for it to support more resolutions. It would be great to see the "Pine, Inc" and/or Allwinner contribute to these efforts more too.

From something that was said in another post, I get the impression that is only a software limitation, and simply that more resolutions haven't been enabled. I may be completely wrong, and barking up the wrong tree. If tkasier sees this, he'll know if this is the case or not, as he's played with the display stuff before.
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#6
I have a nexdock too. With longsleep's Ubuntu it works but have the same issue with the screen as described above. Also I have trouble connecting the keyboard, trackpad, camera and speakers to the PINE64. Willing to test and find good configuration for all to use. First up is the screen resolution.

Which people are most likely to help out with this?
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#7
Anyone already succeeded in using USB keyboard and touchpad from nexdock? If yes, how please.
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#8
(10-20-2016, 07:57 AM)Pander Wrote: Anyone already succeeded in using USB keyboard and touchpad from nexdock? If yes, how please.

Another Nexdock user here. I am still triying to figure out how to use the nexdock webcam, needless to say that the display is something beyond my abilities
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#9
I hope Nexdock can host a short manual on this.
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#10
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