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Old 06-18-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Change the screen resolution of Puppy running with Virtual Box

Just so you know I am fairly new to linux. I am running Puppy from a usb in Windows 7 using Virtual Box and I can't get the 1280 x 800 screen resolution to work. The probe doesn't recognize my monitor initially in the video setup. When I choose this screen resolution in the xorgwizard it ignores the resolution I select and uses 1600 x 1200. If I try to reduce the resolution in the resolution changer, it decreases the window size but the desktop stays at the same resolution effectively cutting off the majority of the desktop from view. I have been trying the intel, radeon, vesa, and vmware drivers but none of them seem to work. Do I need to install a special video driver? I am using a unibody macbook.

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Old 06-18-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
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Generally there's a desktop size and a display area size and they function independently of each other.
Old 06-18-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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So you're running linux inside of virtualbox? Did you install the virtualbox guest addons? That will install a vbox video driver which should let you run Xorg at the native resolution of your monitor. You shouldn't even need an xorg.conf file on ay reasonably up-to-date distribution once you install the addons.

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well , im only new here.


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