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    Default Screen Resolution with VBox Guest Additions

    Hello,

    I run openSUSE 11.2 on my notebook using VirtualBox 3.0.6_OSE r52128. Recently, I installed the guest additions on my Windows XP guest system (VBoxGuestAdditions_3.0.6.iso).
    Before this installation I was able to use a screen resolution of 1024x768 in the guest system. Having installed the guest additions the best result I get is 800x600.
    The resolution I'd like to get is 1280x800 which is the default setting of the host system. The graphic device used in my system is an Intel 965 GME/GLE.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Best regards,

    Roland

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    Default Re: Screen Resolution with VBox Guest Additions

    Hmmm 3.1.4 seems to be the current version You might want to upgrade.

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    On 22/02/10 22:26, rollandhommedor wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I run openSUSE 11.2 on my notebook using VirtualBox 3.0.6_OSE r52128.
    > Recently, I installed the guest additions on my Windows XP guest system
    > (VBoxGuestAdditions_3.0.6.iso).
    > Before this installation I was able to use a screen resolution of
    > 1024x768 in the guest system. Having installed the guest additions the
    > best result I get is 800x600.
    > The resolution I'd like to get is 1280x800 which is the default setting
    > of the host system. The graphic device used in my system is an Intel 965
    > GME/GLE.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Roland
    >
    >


    Have you allocated sufficient video memory in the virtual machine setup?

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    Default Re: Screen Resolution with VBox Guest Additions

    Hi,

    thanks for the hint. I've increased the video memory to 128 MB but this had no effect.

    Regards,

    Roland

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    PeeGee NNTP User

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    On 24/02/10 22:46, rollandhommedor wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > thanks for the hint. I've increased the video memory to 128 MB but this
    > had no effect.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Roland
    >
    >


    That should be more than enough. In my case, 8MB selected for "display"
    in the "details" tab for the VM is sufficient for 1360x699 32bit (I only
    allocate 512MB for the VM memory).

    I have had problems resizing the display. IIRC, I used "Host+G" to set
    auto-resize the display, then "Host+F" to select full screen and
    "Host+F" again to exit that mode to go from 800x600 to 1360x699 - it had
    800x600 as the only size before.

    Note: 1360x699 is the VM screen on a 1360x768 display (LCD TV used as a
    monitor).

    HTH

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    Default Re: Screen Resolution with VBox Guest Additions

    I have exactly the same problem here.
    I have OpenSuse 11.2 x86_64 as host and winXP as guest and cant get resolutions higher than 800x600.

    Is there an solution ?

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    Did you install the add-ons?? The add-ons have the video driver for VBox.

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    On 13/03/10 17:46, Heinz712 wrote:
    >
    > I have exactly the same problem here.
    > I have OpenSuse 11.2 x86_64 as host and winXP as guest and cant get
    > resolutions higher than 800x600.
    >
    > Is there an solution ?
    >
    >


    When upgrading VB, I initially get 800x600 for XP and I find that
    installing the guest additions *twice* with a VM reboot between and
    after sometimes goes back to the larger display immediately (why it
    doesn't with one install and reboot, I have no idea - though the
    installation doesn't seem to "take" the first time). I also have autorun
    turned off, so I have to run the installer manually from the "CD".

    If the display stays at 800x600, I find that turning off "auto resize"
    (Host+G), then entering and leaving full screen (HOST+F twice) followed
    by re-enabling auto resize (HOST+G) does the trick. This is from before
    version 3.0.x of VBox and almost automatic for me now.

    My system runs XP in 1360x703 24bit with 8MB video RAM in the VM on a
    1360x768 TV/Monitor.

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Screen Resolution with VBox Guest Additions

    PeeGee wrote:

    > On 13/03/10 17:46, Heinz712 wrote:
    >>
    >> I have exactly the same problem here.
    >> I have OpenSuse 11.2 x86_64 as host and winXP as guest and cant get
    >> resolutions higher than 800x600.
    >>
    >> Is there an solution ?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > When upgrading VB, I initially get 800x600 for XP and I find that
    > installing the guest additions *twice* with a VM reboot between and
    > after sometimes goes back to the larger display immediately (why it
    > doesn't with one install and reboot, I have no idea - though the
    > installation doesn't seem to "take" the first time). I also have autorun
    > turned off, so I have to run the installer manually from the "CD".
    >
    > If the display stays at 800x600, I find that turning off "auto resize"
    > (Host+G), then entering and leaving full screen (HOST+F twice) followed
    > by re-enabling auto resize (HOST+G) does the trick. This is from before
    > version 3.0.x of VBox and almost automatic for me now.
    >
    > My system runs XP in 1360x703 24bit with 8MB video RAM in the VM on a
    > 1360x768 TV/Monitor.


    I was having resolution problems and found some advice on a gaming forum:
    boot the VM to SAFE MODE and install the guest additions as the
    administrator. I didn't see it, but the folks on the forum were
    complaining that XP/VISTA would play security cop and replace some updated
    DLL's with the originals otherwise. They also said to deny the system
    permission to change the DLL's back if it asks you on subsequent boots.
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