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LinusStallman 10-24-2011 05:33 PM

Full screen resolution for Bodhi 1.2.1 in VirtualBox possible?
 
Hi.

I have many distros installed in VirtualBox like Ubuntu 11.10, Xubuntu 11.10, Kubuntu 11.10 etc.
Getting them to go full screen resolution is simple.

How would I do this in Bodhi Linux?

Thanks.

SecretCode 10-25-2011 10:10 AM

Do you install the VirtualBox Guest Additions in those distros? That's the only way afaik.

And have you tried to install Guest Additions in Bodhi?

jefro 10-25-2011 02:52 PM

I don't think it can hurt to try to add in additions but I am not sure it will fix it either.

A few issues. Does Bodhi offer a compatible driver for the virtualized video card? Can it run an a compatible mode like vesa?

Did you try to change the display/monitor properties in Bohdi to the native host settings? I assume you know the hot keys to go full screen and back.

LinusStallman 10-27-2011 04:21 AM

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The max resolution I can get in it is 800*600.

I don't see any where to install drivers.

How would I access VESA mode?

I tried to install Guest Additions but got this: http://i.imgur.com/iJNPz.png

If anyone can get full screen resolution for Bodhi 1.2.1 in VirtualBox -- please post the necessary steps.

SecretCode 10-27-2011 02:09 PM

Guest Additions needs Linux headers and a complete build system ... I think Ubuntu and derivatives strip some of this out. Try installing packages linux-headers-generic (or linux-headers-$(uname -r)) and build-essential first.

I also find that dkms is useful.

jefro 10-27-2011 03:20 PM

The max resolution is a result of the drivers available in the distro. You seem to be stuck in vesa already.

Simple enough to try a more main stream distro or search the virtualbox documentation for exactly what driver is needed. At one time vmware had a real issue with even big OS's. Everyone had to fool with getting a vmware driver.

LinusStallman 10-28-2011 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jefro (Post 4510096)
The max resolution is a result of the drivers available in the distro. You seem to be stuck in vesa already.

Simple enough to try a more main stream distro or search the virtualbox documentation for exactly what driver is needed. At one time vmware had a real issue with even big OS's. Everyone had to fool with getting a vmware driver.

I have many distros installed in VB already. Most of the Ubuntu family and they are all in fullscreen with little effort required. I want to try Bodhi because it looks decent and is lightning quick but it is not ideal with such a low resolution.

LinusStallman 10-28-2011 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4510044)
Guest Additions needs Linux headers and a complete build system ... I think Ubuntu and derivatives strip some of this out. Try installing packages linux-headers-generic (or linux-headers-$(uname -r)) and build-essential first.

I also find that dkms is useful.

I tried those steps, cheers. Then I tried the guest additions ISO but it frequently crashes (when I run the x86.run file). I presume a future release of Bodhi will allow for full screen resolution easily.

SecretCode 10-28-2011 07:37 AM

It does work!

I've just got 32-bit Bodhi 1.0.0 running full-screen in VirtualBox 4.0.12, via the following commands:

Code:

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

ignoring warnings about untrusted packages
reboot (because there is a new kernel)
OK to lots of messages about error loading module
Code:

sudo aptitude install build-essential dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)
reboot (might not be necessary)
insert Guest Additions CD
does not seem to automount - use PCManFM to mount
Code:

cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS...
(./autorun.sh doesn't seem to help - flashes a window and does nothing) - instead:
Code:

sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
reboot

Enjoy resizable or full-screen display! :cool:

jefro 10-28-2011 09:15 PM

I saw that the other day on a bodhi wiki site and was going to post it but SecretCode beat me to it.

LinusStallman 11-01-2011 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4510551)
It does work!

I've just got 32-bit Bodhi 1.0.0 running full-screen in VirtualBox 4.0.12, via the following commands:

[CODE]sudo aptitude update
...

Hi SecretCode. I tried all the steps in your post but with no luck. I am still stuck with 800*600 resolution. Perhaps it is because I am on Bodhi 1.2.1 instead of Bodhi 1.0.0?

SecretCode 11-09-2011 07:40 AM

Sorry for only replying now - I have been away from the board.

Tried it (from scratch) with the 1.2.1 iso, and it still works fine for me.

What version of vbox are you running? What video memory have you assigned to the guest, and have you enabled 3D acceleration?

LinusStallman 11-10-2011 03:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4519683)
Sorry for only replying now - I have been away from the board.

Tried it (from scratch) with the 1.2.1 iso, and it still works fine for me.

What version of vbox are you running? What video memory have you assigned to the guest, and have you enabled 3D acceleration?

Here is the info. Thanks for sticking by.

SecretCode 11-10-2011 04:08 AM

Bump the video memory to 64MB, or even 128MB.

If that doesn't do it, try the latest version of vbox - I think 4.1.6 is out, though I'm using 4.0.12 (I've had no problems with video effects on any 4.x version).

Also, reinstall VBoxLinuxAdditions.run and post all the output you get.

LinusStallman 11-10-2011 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4520421)
Bump the video memory to 64MB, or even 128MB.

If that doesn't do it, try the latest version of vbox - I think 4.1.6 is out, though I'm using 4.0.12 (I've had no problems with video effects on any 4.x version).

Also, reinstall VBoxLinuxAdditions.run and post all the output you get.

Will do that and report back. Cheers.


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