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2020-10-14, 04:17
Hello everyone,
This is my first post and I do apologize if it breaks any forum rules.

I just installed Kali on my Raspberry Pi 4B and people were not kidding when they said it is for advanced users. I am somewhat used to Ubuntu and similar distros but I will admit I'm in over my head with Kali.

I've searched for answers on this problem on the forums and found this thread here (https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?38839-How-can-I-change-the-screen-size&highlight=change+resolution), however I did not find it helpful.

I'm using a small monitor, it is older but it is HD, but the only resolution available to me right now is 1824x984, no other options appear in the drop down menu.
Can someone please help me resolve this issue, everything on the screen is very small and difficult to read.

The version of Kali I'm using is 2020.3.


2020-11-23, 07:19
Look at the resolution in the file /boot/config.txt
You need to uncomment and set values for the lines:
# framebuffer_width = 1280
# framebuffer_height = 720

+ If you have a resolution of 1824x984, then most likely you have overscan enabled, you can disable it in the same file by uncommenting the line disable_overscan = 1

Ed gob
2021-02-06, 05:56
Ya my Apple Cinema Display 30? doesn?t show any resolutions after Kali Linux 5.9.0 Kali 5 both 5.10.0 Kali 2 and Kali 3 do not show any resolution options but on 5.9.0 everything works correctly

2021-02-22, 17:47
It's because of the low VRAM capacity. Try reinstalling the OS.

2021-04-01, 02:57
edit /boot/config.txt and uncomment the two following lines


reboot, and you should be able to change the resolution.

2021-05-22, 08:58
i am facing the same issue here and i think the problem is with the gtk scale .I don't know but i found a useful post:https://www.kali.org/docs/general-use/hidpi/. This did not help me but try it anyways. Iam no typing in a small screen because i could no get any other resolution