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Old 03-01-2015, 05:07 AM   #1
LittleLenni
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Can't resize Ubuntu screen in virtual box


Hi there everybody,

I am getting really frustrated on a far to trivial problem. I am running ubuntu in virtual box on a windows 7 64bit machine. By default the screen has a resolution of 640x480 and thus only shows the upper left corner of the actual screen, meaning I can't see the entire screen. I was able to figure out, that I have to install guest additions but as soon as I go to devices -> install guest additions I get an error, that the medium couldn't be placed into the drive. It further asks me whether I want to force it to be mounted but if I say "yes" nothing else happens.

Any chance there is a simple way to solve this problem or is this really such a complicated issue?

Furthermore I would prevent linux from going into standby. Actually the settings say, that it will never go to suspend but it does so after it wasn't used for approx=. 5minutes or so.

Thank you guys very much for helping me getting rid of my newbeness :P
 
Old 03-01-2015, 05:15 AM   #2
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The guestadditions iso may be mounted, check your virtual cdrom,you should be able to view in your file manager., if there'es no icon on your desktop.
 
Old 03-01-2015, 05:20 AM   #3
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DOAH' You were right. There was that cd icon, which I manually unmounted. Started the installation again, restarted => Everything works. Except of the standby problem ...

Thanks for the advice eddy!
 
Old 03-01-2015, 01:22 PM   #4
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Have you checked the power management for monitor and screen saver?
 
  


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