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Old 05-23-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy VM display properties


I have installed Ubuntu onto VM. When I start it, (Ubuntu), it pops up a dialog box saying that "VM window is optimized to work in 32 bit color mode but virtual display is currently set to 16 bit". My host machine is running Windows 7, 32 bit. After I close the dialog box, then capture the mouse to VM, the mouse pointer disappears, making it unable to open the screen properties dialog box. I can rt ctrl to uncapture the mouse, then the pointer reappears to my host machine.
What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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Were you going to mention what virtualization software you are using to run VMs, or just let us guess?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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I have installed Ubuntu onto VM. When I start it, (Ubuntu), it pops up a dialog box saying that "VM window is optimized to work in 32 bit color mode but virtual display is currently set to 16 bit". My host machine is running Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit. After I close the dialog box, then capture the mouse to VM, the mouse pointer disappears, making it unable to open the screen properties dialog box. I can rt ctrl to uncapture the mouse, then the pointer reappears to my host machine.
What am I doing wrong?
Does the ISO, Ubuntu 10.04 desktop, make a difference if it is being installed on my laptop?
I wouldnt think so.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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If you are using VirtualBox, make sure you have installed the Guest Additions under the Devices menu option.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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Were you going to mention what virtualization software you are using to run VMs, or just let us guess?
Sorry about that. Oracle Virtual Box
 
Old 05-23-2010, 04:35 PM   #6
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If you are using VirtualBox, make sure you have installed the Guest Additions under the Devices menu option.
OK I did and it said boot error, with the option to reboot.
When I capture the mouse, the pointer disappears, making it not possible to clk the reboot button.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #7
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OK I did and it said boot error, with the option to reboot.
When I capture the mouse, the pointer disappears, making it not possible to clk the reboot button.
Hitting Enter on your keyboard should work. If not try using the reset option under the machine menu option or use the close option under the machine menu option, then select power off the machine.

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