Ticket #10165 (closed enhancement: invalid)
Unix/Linux Systems Can't Resize Console Windows -> guest system configuration issue
|Reported by:||DasFox||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.8||Keywords:||screen size|
Description (last modified by michael) (diff)
Since VirtualBox has supported Unix/Linux I'm not sure why support for being able to resize the console has not been made available, since the size of the console screen can be as big as the monitor you are using on your host system.
Most people might be using Unix/Linux under X, but there are many times with these systems and in many situations where X might not be used.
Right now as it stands if you are not using X and you are just using the console you are stuck with a very small screen size, somewhere around 300x300 big and this is just to small to be functional to use in many situations.
I truly hope this project will please look into this situation to see what can be done to be able to make the screen size larger. Today with High Definition leading the way, many people are using larger sized monitors and we come to expect being able to use something like this with a bigger view to it.
If Unix/Linux systems can certainly display the console to whatever sized monitor you are running on the actual host system, then there certainly must be a way to have this work in VirtualBox also.
I've attached a screen shot taken on a 15" laptop to give you an idea of how small we are talking about.
So please imagine that this is how big of a monitor you have on a computer, that's probably a 5"-6" screen, then you get an idea of how difficult that probably is to try and work with and let me tell you it is and it's not fun at all.
It also doesn't matter what version of Unix/Linux you run, when it comes to the console they all give the same sized screen, I've run several versions of Linux and Unix guests on VirtualBox all with this small sized console screen.
Scaling the screen is not an option I like at all, it makes the fonts look warped and distorted. Changing the resolution on a screen size this big is not a good option either, we are talking extremely small text size to then read, I've tried this and it's not good.
We just need the developers to figure out a way to be able to have the screen size larger is all.
I hope there is a way the VirtualBox team can make this happen sometime this year, I can't tell you how bad I need this support for the work I do with VirtualBox and how difficult it's making things, having this size to work with.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing the thoughts of the developers on this.