VirtualBox

Ticket #1457 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Ubuntu 8.04 max. resolution cap

Reported by: TurboTalicska Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords: Ubuntu, screen resolution, limited
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Hi, I just finished installing Ubuntu 8.04 under VirtualBox 1.6 on XP. The display resolution seems to be capped at 800*600; I have only two options: 640*480 and 800*600. I marked it critical, because resolution this low renders Ubuntu useless... Thanks for fixing...

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from critical to major

Did you install the additions?

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 6 years ago by cornbread

works for me in hardy heron

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 6 years ago by TurboTalicska

Replying to sandervl73:

Did you install the additions?

Installing the additions provides additional resolutions: 720*400, 1024*768, 1280*768, 1280*800. Still no 1920*1200 or higher. Thanks.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 6 years ago by TurboTalicska

Replying to cornbread:

works for me in hardy heron

You mean you run VirtualBox on XP, and in VirtualBox you run Hardy? Cheers.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

See section 9.5 in the user manual for adding custom resolutions. Closing this now.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

Section 4.3.2 is also relevant.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by michael

Actually section 4.3.2 only applies to old Linux guests/older versions of VirtualBox. You can either resize the virtual machine window using the mouse pointer or send a video mode hint with VBoxManage (user manual, end of section 8.7). Unfortunately the resolution is still not kept when the VM reboots. This will be fixed soon.

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