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Old 03-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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RedHat 6.1 cannot gett full screen


I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.2 (Santiago)
running as a guest in Virtual Box and I cannot get the GUI to expand to fullscreen. when you try to switch to fullscreen the GUI just gets centerd and you have black boaders on the sides. auto-adjust guest display is grayed out. In the display tab the resolution tab only has 3 settings 1024x768 800x600 640x480.


PC OS: WINDOWS 7 VM package and guest additions Version 4.1.10 r76836
I have loaded guest additons:

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.10 Guest Additions for Linux.........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.1.10 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [ OK ]
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules [ OK ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module [ OK ]
Building the shared folder support module [ OK ]
Building the OpenGL support module [ OK ]
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions [ OK ]
You should restart your guest to make sure the new modules are actually used

Installing the Window System drivers
Installing X.Org Server 1.10 modules [ OK ]
Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions [ OK ]
The following X.Org/XFree86 configuration files were originally generated by the VirtualBox Guest Additions and were not modified:

/etc/X11/XF86Config

You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just restart the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.

Installing graphics libraries and desktop services componen[ OK ] Press Return to close this window...

Reboot the system and still no change, no higher than 1024x768 in the resolution tab, auto-resize guest display is still grayed out, full screen only centers the display and black boarders around the sides.

# ls /etc/X11
applnk prefdm XF86Config XF86Config.coesave xinit xorg.conf.d
fontpath.d xdm XF86Config.bak XF86Config.vbox Xmodmap Xresources


# cat XF86Config
# VirtualBox generated configuration file
# based on /etc/X11/XF86Config.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "VirtualBox Virtual Output"
VendorName "Oracle Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "VirtualBox Graphics"
Driver "vboxvideo"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "Oracle Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 61.0*
800x600 61.0
640x480 60.0
[root@denglish3 X11]#


# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
00:04.0 System peripheral: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:06.0 USB controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:0d.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)


thanks
TonyD

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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xorg.conf

the problem was that RHEL 6.2 use Xorg not XF86 once i got a properly configured xorg.conf and put it in /etc/X11 the issue was resolved
 
Old 07-17-2017, 08:46 AM   #3
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the problem was that RHEL 6.2 use Xorg not XF86 once i got a properly configured xorg.conf and put it in /etc/X11 the issue was resolved
What did you do in xorg.conf ?
 
Old 07-17-2017, 10:48 AM   #4
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What did you do in xorg.conf ?
Might want to check the date on this thread; it had been closed for five years before you posted in it.
 
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Might want to check the date on this thread; it had been closed for five years before you posted in it.
Sir, I too have the same problem. So I wanted to know how he solved it.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 01:11 PM   #6
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Sir, I too have the same problem. So I wanted to know how he solved it.
That's fine, but realistically after five years, do you think they're going to be watching this thread???

And what they did in their xorg.conf file is probably going to be totally different than what you need to put in yours, so their solution won't fit you. Since you're using RHEL 6.2, and you're paying for it (right????), have you installed the desktop GUI/X-Windows with:
Code:
yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop
...and have you looked in the Red Hat knowledgebase?
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/5238
 
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:38 PM   #7
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adam1969in, LQ welcomes your questions. The problem with linux is that the answers may change quite a lot in a few months and almost certainly in 5 years. To provide the best answer I suggest that your post be cut and moved. I don't have access to cut your post off this thread and move it but maybe the General forum mods can. (and delete my post)

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:34 PM   #8
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That's fine, but realistically after five years, do you think they're going to be watching this thread???

And what they did in their xorg.conf file is probably going to be totally different than what you need to put in yours, so their solution won't fit you. Since you're using RHEL 6.2, and you're paying for it (right????), have you installed the desktop GUI/X-Windows with:
Code:
yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop
...and have you looked in the Red Hat knowledgebase?
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/5238
Yes, I have installed the GUI/x-windows.
I have also seen the solutions there, but no help.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 07:54 AM   #9
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Yes, I have installed the GUI/x-windows. I have also seen the solutions there, but no help.
Saying "no help" tells us nothing about your problem; you need to post details about what you've done/tried, and what the results were.

And if you did see the solution posted, that means you're paying for Red Hat support...so have you contacted RHEL support, since you're paying for it? This:
Code:
yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop" "Fonts" "General Purpose Desktop"
...should install everything you're missing. Did you run this? What were the results? What did you do/try after the installation? Again, the Red Hat knowledgebase (which you say you accessed) has a LOT of detailed information on installing/configuring X. Which pages did you reference?
 
  


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