Ticket #3974 (new defect)
OS/2 guest is limited to 1024x768x16777216 resolution
|Reported by:||madbrain||Owned by:|
I have installed OS/2 ACP2 as a guest, and the virtual box OS/2 additions. The maximum resolution I can select is 1024x768 in 24 bits. This is not much, especially if one wants to open many windows and use the VM for development. I have two monitors on my Vista host, a 24" at 1920x1200, and a 30" at 2560x1600 . I can use the full screen with my other guests (Solaris, Opensolaris, Win7). But with the OS/2 guest, I can only use a small portion of the screen. This is really limiting.
Even MS virtual PC supports a higher resolution (1600x1200) in the OS/2 guest. Unfortunately I can't use both Virtual PC and Virtual Box at the same time - it results in BSODs on the host. I have to choose one or the other.
While I realize the OS/2 guest will never have dynamic resolution support like the other hosts, I really wish you could offer some higher fixed resolutions for the guest, at least standard resolutions like 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, even if you don't go all the way to 2560x1600 .