Ticket #10850 (closed enhancement: obsolete)
linux host multiple screens windows guest spanning screens fails when restarted
|Reported by:||winksmit||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.16||Keywords:||w7 multiple monitors linux|
i have a linux host running a w7 guest. i normally run this guest at full size spanning both monitors on my two monitor setup. when i restart the guest it only expands to one of the two monitors. i need to manually resize to fit across both monitors again. this has happened for many releases.
version 4.1.20 r80170 with matching extensions and guest extensions. runtime attributes are:
Screen Resolution 2392x1822x32￼ VT-x/AMD-V Enabled￼ Nested Paging Enabled￼ Guest Additions 4.1.16r78094￼ Guest OS Type Windows 7￼ Remote Desktop Server Port Not Available￼
w7 with three virtual screens.
the linux host (ubuntu 11.04 up to date) consists of two monitors joined w/o xinerama (e.g. when i hit expand to full screen, windows expand only to the size of a single screen, not both of them). if it matters, i'm rotating both monitors 90 to vertical position. i'll attach my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file if given the chance later.
i have six virtual screens using gnome arranged in a 3x2 grid. the top three virtual screens are assigned to one each of the three virtual guest screens.
when i boot my guest it always starts with the three virtual guest monitors on the same host monitor. each virtual guest monitor is tiny. i have to stretch it across the entire display spanning both guest monitors and then move it to the correct gnome virtual monitor.
if i do nothing, all three guest monitors will be started on whatever gnome host monitor i started the guest on. each guest monitor will expand to it's remembered size, but only one one of the two screens. i must then grab an edge of the virtual guest monitor and drag it across to the other screen.
i realize there are a lot of moving pieces here and i am happy to add some additional pictures if someone is interested in it.
i have a work around which is to move the screen around where i want them. it's just getting to be a royal pita and i thought you might not know about this issue since it's been around for so long already so i decided to forward it.
also... i stupidly created 'winksmit' as my nick, but i typed it too fast and it should be 'winksmith' (missing the 'h'). if someone could fix that, it'd be super. thanks.