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Old 12-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.04 as guest to Win 7 RC1, resolution locked at 800x600


Hey everyone, how's it going?

I've been at Overclock.net for some time now, and I've only dabbled into the Linux scene (I'm a gamer, I need my windows)

I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 in a VM with Windows 7 RC1 as the host OS. The only problem I'm having is the fact that I can't get Ubuntu to run at a higher resolution, even 1024x768 would be nice.

My native resolution is 1440x900, and I have an nvidia 8800GT.

Here is what it looks like now.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2hxspr8.jpg

Any help or tips in general for life in a VM would be great!

Thanks.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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What are you using for VM software? VirtualBox? Virtual PC? VMWare?
 
Old 12-29-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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Oh, right.

I'm using Virtual Box...Also, before I start the virtual machine, in the settings tab, I've tried enabling 2D and 3D video, but neither have any effect.
 
Old 12-30-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
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Have you installed VirtualBox Guest Additions in the guest?
 
Old 12-30-2009, 01:42 PM   #5
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I did, and it's running almost at my native res (it's in a window, so there's a little room lost) but I'm fine with that. The only thing that I still can't enable are desktop effects.

For reference, I used this guide.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/v...st-addons.html
 
Old 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM   #6
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Press Right-ctl+F to get it full screen, same as desktop res.
Even cooler yet, click Machine->Seemless mode to integrate Ubuntu windows with Windows windows.
 
Old 12-30-2009, 02:45 PM   #7
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Press Right-ctl+F to get it full screen, same as desktop res.
Even cooler yet, click Machine->Seemless mode to integrate Ubuntu windows with Windows windows.
:O

AWESOME!

Thanks to both of you!
 
Old 12-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #8
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No probs! Glad we could help. It's possible to tweak VB settings to get desktop effects to perform for you, but I haven't bothered much with it. When the VM is powered off, open VB, highlight your VM, and click on 'Display' on the right panel. This will open a dialogue box, and you can click a radio button to enable the 3D graphics capabilities of the host for the guest. Not sure how good it is though!
 
Old 12-31-2009, 12:52 AM   #9
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No probs! Glad we could help. It's possible to tweak VB settings to get desktop effects to perform for you, but I haven't bothered much with it. When the VM is powered off, open VB, highlight your VM, and click on 'Display' on the right panel. This will open a dialogue box, and you can click a radio button to enable the 3D graphics capabilities of the host for the guest. Not sure how good it is though!
yeah, I've done the "display" options to try and get 3D settings to work, but they don't stick when I boot up the VM. But, that's not a problem, and everything else works great, so thanks for all the help!
 
  


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