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Old 10-20-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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VMWare span over two worskspaces

Hey guys,

I am trying to run Window XP on Ubuntu using VMWare. Basically what I want is to have Windows in full screen mode. But not on one workspace - on two workspaces.

I managed to achieve this with VirtualBox, running it in headless mode, setting its desktop resolution to twice the size of my screen, connecting to it with rdesktop and removing all decorations from rdesktop window. It also works if I set up two monitors on virtual machine, allow multiple connections and then connect to each monitor separately using redesktop and its -d @1 parameter.

It works great except that VirtualBox is a lot slower than VMWare Workstation that I tried the other day.

Any advice where I should start?

Last edited by sakh; 10-20-2009 at 12:49 AM.
Old 11-18-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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Have you tried something like this:
If you have 1024x768 on both monitors, just set the following parameters up in your .vmx:
And you'll be able to use both monitors.


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