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Old 06-28-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
rocky_b
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Centos VM no Full Screen


HEllo all,

I have installed Centos 5.3 as a VM on my XP professional machine, I am running centos in VM Player. Problem is that I am unable to maximize the VM to full screen, when I try to maximize it what happens is that the VM Player window maximizes as it should but the Centos remains the same size.

any help??

I have already googled this but wasn't able to find a solution.

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Rock
 
Old 06-28-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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What happens if you change the resolution of the CentOS VMWare?
 
Old 06-28-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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There is only two settings in centos resolution 800 x 600 and smaller and it doest really help...

any other suggestions...
 
Old 06-28-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
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Have you installed VMWare tools; though, I think you can only do this using VMWare Workstation or VMWare Server?
 
Old 06-29-2009, 03:11 AM   #5
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Unable to install VM-Ware tools as I am using VM Player
 
Old 06-29-2009, 07:25 AM   #6
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any other suggestions guys??
 
Old 07-04-2009, 03:40 AM   #7
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Hey this problem has been fixed, thought it might be a good idea to share it with every one.

The solution isnt very scientific but it worked.

In the Centos VM --> SYSTEM--> administration--> display --> hardware --> COnfigure (monitor type) then select a higher resolution for example 1400x1050 and OK.

Logout and log back in again .......... Window can be maximised to full screen.
 
  


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