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Old 09-10-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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vmware -full screen mode


Hi folks,
I'm running XP as a guest but I get the following message when I try to switch to full screen mode. I have no /etc/X11/XF86Config file, although I do have xconfig. What can to do to get this to run? Make a dummy XF86Config file perhaps?


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Unable to find an appropriate host video mode.
Adding the guest mode to the 'display' subsection of the 'screen' section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config and restarting X is likely to help.

Failed to switch to full screen SVGA mode.
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John
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:19 AM   #2
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what this means is that, for example, your guest pc is running it's "virtual" screen at 1024x768 pixels whilst your Linux desktop is running at 1600x1200. if your X server is not also configured to allow a resolution of 1024x768 then the guest can't run full screen. so as above, edit your X confgi file, which these days would probably be /etc/X111/xorg.conf as xorg-x11 replace xfree86 a few years ago, and in the screen section, add the required resolution to the end of the current list. most liekly these days that this "list" is only a single one though... once you've done that and restarted you can restart X to make it take effect. btw, you can also use Ctrl+Alt+Plus to cycle through these modes instantly to see if it's had an effect.
 
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Also, vmware-player has better screen scaling support than vmware workstation. I use workstation to make/edit vm's and vmware-player to "play" vm's, the new vmware-player 2 even supports shared folders.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for your responses.

I'll see what I can come up with. Strangely, I also run Ubuntu Studio as a guest in vmware server and it happily runs full screen; but no so XP....

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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Do you have vmware-tools installed?
 
  


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