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    Virtual Machine Full Screen

    Hi!

    I'm not quite sure where this kinda question should go. I'm relatively new to ubuntu so it hought it would go nicely here.

    I am running ubuntu through virtual box 1.5.6. I'm running the beta version of ubuntu - 8.04 hardy heron beta. It all works fine, however, i cannot get it to run in full screen. I have tried the right ctrl and f (the function to get full screen in the VM), but all it does is black out the grey border that exists in windowed mode.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    cheers!
    edit: it may also be worth noting that its a 12" laptop widescreen screen, 1280 x 800 resolution

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    Re: Virtual Machine Full Screen

    Did you install Guest Additions? I'm pretty sure that's essential to run in true full-screen mode.

    Ah, here's the link I was looking for on installing Guest Additions. See if this fixes the problem for you.
    Last edited by Therion; April 8th, 2008 at 04:38 PM. Reason: linkage...

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    Re: Virtual Machine Full Screen

    i have tried that but it comes up with an error message saying it can't find the autorun program....

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    Re: Virtual Machine Full Screen

    THis is th evirtualbox documentation on the subject.
    http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf
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    Re: Virtual Machine Full Screen

    aah! i see now - ubuntu 8.04 isnt supported.. yet

    thankyou very much for your help!! and both the pdf and the noobuntu will be greatly helpful over the next few days!

    cheers again

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