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    I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    i installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen mode when i choose it.it is most likely ubuntu problem not vmware.thanks in advance for the help.

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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    Quote Originally Posted by aviramof View Post
    i installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen mode when i choose it.it is most likely ubuntu problem not vmware.thanks in advance for the help.
    VMware makes 6 virtualization products, so each probably has slightly different defaults.

    If you want full screen, that would be a VMware setting, definitely. Depending on the specific VMware variant and the GPU it is emulating for the guest, there might be "guest additions" which should be loaded. Sometimes these are called VMware Tools.

    Stating the exact version of which VMware hypervisor is being used would be helpful too.
    As would the exact variant of Ubuntu and the release - those would be helpful as well.

    Have you contacted VMware support?
    https://pubs.vmware.com/ws65_ace25/w...ial.19.13.html provides a startup option for their "Workstation" hypervisor.
    https://www.virtuallypeculiar.com/20...t-display.html is for vsphere.


    Or perhaps the wording above isn't clear for what your expectations to getting a guest into full screen mode might be?
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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    i already tried to reinstall vmware tools according to a guide they gave me on vmware forums and it didn't work.i am using vmware workstation and latest ubuntu 18.10 i think.

    i must mention that at first when i install ubuntu it does work in fullscreen but stops later i don't know why.

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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    18.10 isn't in the VMware Workstation support list here: https://www.vmware.com/resources/com...&testConfig=16

    Nor here: https://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/home.html

    I did see something about Vmware Fusion having systemd startup order issues with 18.10 in the VMware forums. It was causing Mac Retina displays some issues.

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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    i'll try downloading 18.04
    Last edited by aviramof; 2 Days Ago at 11:23 AM.

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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    i installed 18.04 and it works in full screen mode for now at least.

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    Re: I installed ubuntu on vmware and it does not open in full screen

    the problem now is that 18.04 don't let me change the interface to hebrew.

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