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Thread: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

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    Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    I've got windows running in virtual machine and I want windows to go widescreen on my dell 1501. Linux runs at 1280x800 and I'd like to get windows to run at this resolution or even bigger. Any ideas on how to get started?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    You need to install the VMware utilities (Not sure if thats the right name) than comes with VMware Workstation.
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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    I've found VM utilities and VM tools. I think tools is what I want. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    Yea it's vmware tools
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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    I have them installed, and I looked at the properties in windows. I'm not seeing anything that enables me to do wide screen in full screen mode under windows. I tried adjusting the resolution in windows, but it doesn't have 1280x800. Any more advice? Thank you for the help so far.

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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    I found this tutorial which may be helpful!

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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    I think this may be my problem when I try to go full screen, I get this error:

    Unable to find an appropriate host video mode.
    Adding the guest mode to the 'display' subsection of the 'screen' section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config and restarting X is likely to help.

    Failed to switch to full screen SVGA mode.

    any ideas?

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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    Issue Resolved!

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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    Quote Originally Posted by stormblue View Post
    Issue Resolved!
    It's great that you got it resolved. Could you post how and mark the thread resolved for others that may have the same problem
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    Re: Wide Screen Virtual Machine in VMware

    Yes please. I need to know the answer to this also

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