Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#12067 closed defect (invalid)

Unable to access graphics -> install the Guest Additions

Reported by: Blah Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 4.2.16
Keywords: display Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


I have recently purchased a new Lenovo G580, i7, 64-bit Windows 7 installed. Nvidia GT635 (2gb) display. Screen is 1366x768 on the laptop and sometimes connected also to a 1900x1200 24"display. I would enjoy using all the display not just a subset.

I am only given 800x600 and 1024x768 on a GENERIC display device. doesn't even offer me the internal INTEL 4000 display! The guest is Ubuntu 12.10.

My previous laptop had no issues at all.

Can you provide any clues as to how I can resize to

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Michael Thayer, 11 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
Summary: Unable to access graphicsUnable to access graphics -> install the Guest Additions

I hope I have understood your ticket correctly. This sounds to me as if you have not installed the Guest Additions in the guest. The guest never sees your host's graphics card, as only one operating system can control that at once, and of course that system is the host one, so the guest is provided with a graphics card implemented in software instead. Without Additions this card can be used as a generic one, but the Additions contain drivers to make it usable at a much greater range of resolutions.

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