[vbox-dev] vboxvideo does always use 1280x768

Lisa Denia eiffel56 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 17:22:38 PST 2008


I've built r7168, and it does work partially. There is a little problem

If I resize the guest windows, the screen does not automatically resize
too. But if I open that gnome-display-properties thing, it suggests me
the new resolution. I can then choose that resolution and it will change
correctly. I have to do that everytime I resize the guest window.
Alternatively I can type "xrandr -s 0", it will have the same effect.

I think it could be just a configuration error of Ubuntu or something,
but I don't know. The same happens if I just start a plain X
session(only with VBoxClient, metacity and gnome-terminal) via

Here is a screenshot of it:

Thank you,
Lisa Denia

Michael Thayer wrote:
> Lisa Denia wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > mh, I don't get it working. Permissions are right, VBoxClient is
> > running. Does VBoxClient creates a log or something?
> > 
> > By the way, why are the static resolutions removed? As I said, if I
> > install an older guest addition everything works as expected. I think
> > its much better for experienced users to define static resolutions and
> > disable that auto-resizing, at least it is for me.
> > 
> > Thanks ;),
> > Lisa Denia
> Hello Lisa,
> The problem with the guest not adjusting its resolution when you reduce
> the video RAM should be fixed in SVN now.  When you set up the client
> part (to try it out if you are having trouble with the setup, just run
> VBoxClient in the guest as root) you should get dynamic resizing, and
> you can also do it "manually" by requesting a resolution from
> VBoxManage.  I am considering having the guest remember the resolution
> set from one session to the next.
> Regards,
> Michael

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