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    Default Guest display in VirtualBox

    I can't resize the display of a Gnome guest in VirtualBox. I'm stuck with a small 800x600 (or 640x480) window. I'm using the vboxvideo driver, but the menu selection "Auto-resize Guest Display" is grayed out. Other than changing the host display settings, does someone know of a way to adjust this?

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    Default Re: Guest display in VirtualBox

    Have you installed Guest Additions?
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    Default Re: Guest display in VirtualBox

    Yes, and I'm using the vboxvideo driver.

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    Default Re: Guest display in VirtualBox

    I have read somewhere it's necessary to edit xorg.conf and # out the mod lines. Try google
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    I am also having problems with guest additions.

    I am using virtualbox 3.0.4, and the vbox-guest-tools package thats in the repositories is far outdated and fails to load. I tried using virtualbox to download the correct version from sun and building, but the .run gives me this error

    Code:
    linux-nu9c:/media/VBOXADDITIONS_3.0.4_50677 # ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run                                                                      
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.                                
    Uncompressing VirtualBox 3.0.4 Guest Additions for Linux installation..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    VirtualBox 3.0.4 Guest Additions installation
    Building a test kernel module failed.  See the log file /var/log/vboxadd-install.log
    for more details.
    Problems were found which would prevent the Guest Additions from installing.
    Please correct these problems and try again.
    and here is /var/log/vboxadd-install.log

    Code:
    Installing VirtualBox 3.0.4 Guest Additions, built Tue Aug  4 19:37:03 CEST 2009
    
    Testing the setup of the guest system
    
    Building test kernel module vboxadd_test...
    
    Makefile:38: *** Error: unable to find the include directory for your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_INCL=<directory> and run Make again..  Stop.
    
    Building the test kernel module vboxadd_test failed.
    Giving up due to the problems mentioned above.
    I have already installed the correct version of linux headers and source from the repository as well as gcc. Also I have searched google but found no relative information.

    So I guess my question is where do I specify KERN_INCL=<directory>, and which directory can I find the include directory?

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    Default Re: Guest display in VirtualBox

    Try the solution mentioned here, it worked for me:
    gabrielstein.org VirtualBox Guest Additions and openSUSE 11.2 M7

    Now the only problem I have is that the Auto-resize Guest Display feature isn't working with openSUSE 11.2.

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    Default Re: Guest display in VirtualBox

    I have similar issues, mebbes vbox needs a tweak or two to get up to speed with our shiney new toy?

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