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Old 02-27-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
Maggidis
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Problem in changing the resolution on fedora VM


Hi,

I've configured Fedora as a guest OS on the Vmware and installed the vmware tools.

When I tried to change the resolution using the options that are there in preferences.. it doesn't change at all.

I've also tried to re-intall the vmware-tools but id fails with an error "unsupported drivers" and doesn't allow me to change the resolution.

Also tried to edit the xorg.conf...but this file is not present in th /etc/X11 directory

If there are any other ways to change the resolution....that would be of great help.

Thanks in advance!!

Rgds,
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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Hi -

You're absolutely on the right track: you must install VMWare tools to get higher resolution in your VM. And that isn't necessarily trivial: congratulations on getting vmware tools working!

OK: so your next challenge is Xorg.conf. You're right: it isn't there by default. I don't know the rationale, but here's what you can do about it:

http://www.ghacks.net/2009/01/14/fed...ution-of-xorg/

You might be home free at this point. If not, here are a few links:

http://www.lowlevel.cz/log/pivot/entry.php?id=80
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/172396

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 02-28-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thank you very much Paul!!! It worked.

Could you please let me know if there is any setting that needs to be changed to enable copy& paste between host and guest OS?

HOST: Windows Vista
Guest Fedora
 
  


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