[vbox-dev] vboxvideo does always use 1280x768

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 11:38:24 PST 2008

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 4:06 AM, Lisa Denia <eiffel56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>  I've built VirtualBox from SVN, revision 7024. It works great, but the
>  vboxvideo module for Linux/X has a little bug.
>  It does _always_ use 1280x768, regardless of what you define in
>  xorg.conf. You can later choose another resolution, e.g. with
>  "gnome-display-properties" from Gnome or even xrandr(I think they are
>  just the same ;)).
>  The bug is definitively in the guest additions themselves, if I install
>  an older guest additions package everything works as expected.
>  There is also an interesting line in /var/log/Xorg.0.log in the guest:
>  (EE) VBoxVideo(0): Failed to obtain the last resolution requested by the
>  guest, rc=-4.
>  I've tested Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 Alpha5 as guests, host is Ubuntu 7.10.
>  Thank you,

One possibility to workaround it, is to lower your Video RAM to 1MB.
This will limit resolution to 800x600.

-Alexey Eremenko "Technologov"

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