Originally Posted by garyl
I need to set the resolution to 1366x768. I have made edits to the xorg.conf file and grub. After reboot, the screen initially enlarges to 1366x768, but then returns to the 800x600 resolution when the OS boot up page appears. I've had the same problem with Ubuntu 10.04. I was able to correct the problem in a Windows XP guest VM by resetting the Windows XP screen resolution in the usual way.
I've use these two commands, the first one allows one to select any rez-O-lution on the fly.
VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any
VBoxManage setextradata "Ubuntu64" "GraphicsMode" "1366x768x32"
Remember to use the exact name you gave your VBSession. I usally just go into the directory with all of my sessions then copy paste them so I get them right.
UNDER devices last selection
insert Guest Addtions CD...
select that, if you do not have it mine prompted me to download it. put it in my home dir /home/userx/.config/VirtualBox
then when it mounts it, I open up a term cd to it
copy the .run program to my root /
because it is on a "CD" iso actually.
then change permissions
chmod +x Guestaddtions.run
then run it... it takes care of itself
reboot the session.
you now have access to USB and outside folders
Now to get your USB to work open up a term, on the host, then plug in what ever it is you want to use in VBox session off your USB, then type in this command lsusb
you'll see something like this
first set:second set
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1058:0827 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
the bold numbers are what you need. open up your settings for your session then under USB.
the little usb plug with a dot on it, click it. "new Filter 1" now click on the second one with a dot on it. now you need to get your numbers.
the first set go into the Vender ID, the second set go into the Product ID. the rest is user information you can add whatever, or just leave it blank.
save it then start up your session .
plug in your device. open up filemanager (In Client) you should see it, I do.
need not to worry about your mouse VBox takes care of that by another means.