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    Trying to fix my screen resolution in VirtualBox

    I have Kubuntu 11.10 installed on VirtualBox (latest version). Host OS is Win7.
    The problem is the screen resolution... The Kubuntu settings do not allow the 1280x800 screen resolution, I mean, that setting doesn't exist...

    But I really need that res, any suggestion?

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    Re: Trying to fix my screen resolution in VirtualBox

    While I haven't used Win7 as the host, in general you should install the virtualbox guest utilities to improve host-guest interaction.

    Try installing these three packages (on the Kubuntu guest). After rebooting the guest, you should be able to resize the window at will.

    virtualbox-guest-dkms - x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module source for dkms
    virtualbox-guest-utils - x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
    virtualbox-guest-x11 - x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities

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    Re: Trying to fix my screen resolution in VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by gmargo View Post
    While I haven't used Win7 as the host, in general you should install the virtualbox guest utilities to improve host-guest interaction.

    Try installing these three packages (on the Kubuntu guest). After rebooting the guest, you should be able to resize the window at will.

    virtualbox-guest-dkms - x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module source for dkms
    virtualbox-guest-utils - x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
    virtualbox-guest-x11 - x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities
    just go to devices menu, choose virtual box additions, it mounts the iso and install then restart the VM
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    Re: Trying to fix my screen resolution in VirtualBox

    when i installed windows xp in virtualbox there wasnt a perfect resolution for my screen, but once i installed the guest additions it automatically detected my screen resolution.

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    Re: Trying to fix my screen resolution in VirtualBox

    Yap, you were correct. It's solved now, thanks!

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    Re: Trying to fix my screen resolution in VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by Mollering View Post
    Yap, you were correct. It's solved now, thanks!
    cool, remember to use thread tools to mark the thread as solved.

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