Xubuntu Saucy 13.10 runs flawless in a Parallels Desktop 9 virtual machine on a Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013, MacBook Pro.
The only thing required was changing the DPI to 220 in the settings dialogue and fix the DPI in the Firefox about:config. Window borders, and mouse pointer are still too small, but I do not bother so much, since most of my time is spent in Emacs, Vi, Terminal and Firefox, so everything just fine for me.
BUT: any version of Trusty (Xubuntu, Ubuntu, Kubuntu) since the daily builds after beta run 800x600 pixels and no way around it for me X11-illiterate. I know my way around xrandr and found some posts pointing out tweaks of adding and setting modes in connection with a full install on a Retina MacBookPro. They did not work out in the virtual machine. I spend some hours googling around the topic to no avail and learning the whole X server system and configuration procedures seem a bit of an overkill.
Can anybody point out some basic points.
- Late 2013 MacBookPro 15inch Retina
- OS X 10.9 host OS
- Parallels Desktop VM Build 9.0.24229 for Mac
- Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr right now, but the issue is with underlying X, since it is the same on all *buntus
This is everything. Note that the very well working Xubuntu 13.10 also complains about "Failed to get size of gamma for output default" but has all the correct resolution modes listed.
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
default connected primary 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
The graphics driver of the VM after the "Parallel Tools" guest addition install is listed, but the xorg configuration seems to fail.
Any help appreciated,
rforge@P9:~$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Parallels, Inc. Accelerated Virtual Video Adapter