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    Default openSUSE resolution?

    How do I change the resolution on openSUSE 13.1?

    I am using ESXi 5.5, I have VMWare tools installed and the xrandr shows that I can hit 2560x1600 @ 60hz, I just want got up to 1280x1024 @ 60hz.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: openSUSE resolution?

    well, you can use randr itself to do that ... or you could use one of its front ends ... but given that you didn't mention what desktop you're using, it makes it a little harder to provide an answer ... i'll pretend you're using kde ... in which case, just use kscreen ... when you have it started up, next to the star icon is a box icon (with four arrows)...click on that and a drop down list should appear ... man I hate its fisher-price interface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_K View Post
    well, you can use randr itself to do that ... or you could use one of its front ends ... but given that you didn't mention what desktop you're using, it makes it a little harder to provide an answer ... i'll pretend you're using kde ... in which case, just use kscreen ... when you have it started up, next to the star icon is a box icon (with four arrows)...click on that and a drop down list should appear ... man I hate its fisher-price interface.
    Yes, sorry I am using KDE. I will check out what the KSCREEN and let you know if I get stuck.

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: openSUSE resolution?

    On 2014-01-26 16:26, aenglish wrote:
    >
    > How do I change the resolution on openSUSE 13.1?
    >
    > I am using ESXi 5.5, I have VMWare tools installed and the xrandr shows
    > that I can hit 2560x1600 @ 60hz, I just want got up to 1280x1024 @ 60hz.


    Is that a virtual installation, under vmware? You should just be able to
    resize the window.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-01-26 16:26, aenglish wrote:
    >
    > How do I change the resolution on openSUSE 13.1?
    >
    > I am using ESXi 5.5, I have VMWare tools installed and the xrandr shows
    > that I can hit 2560x1600 @ 60hz, I just want got up to 1280x1024 @ 60hz.


    Is that a virtual installation, under vmware? You should just be able to
    resize the window.


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    Explain, resize the window?

    I had a look at KDE and yes I can resize the panel (start bar) but I don't see anything that allows me to change the X resolution to something like 1024x768 or higher from 800x600.

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    Default Re: openSUSE resolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by aenglish View Post
    Explain, resize the window?

    I had a look at KDE and yes I can resize the panel (start bar) but I don't see anything that allows me to change the X resolution to something like 1024x768 or higher from 800x600.
    Just resize the VMWare window, and the resolution of the VM inside should be changed accordingly.

    It might also help to set the console resolution in YaST->System->Boot Loader->Boot Loader Options to something else than "Autodetect by Grub2", but I'm not sure if the vmware driver respects that (fbdev does) or sets its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Just resize the VMWare window, and the resolution of the VM inside should be changed accordingly.

    It might also help to set the console resolution in YaST->System->Boot Loader->Boot Loader Options to something else than "Autodetect by Grub2", but I'm not sure if the vmware driver respects that (fbdev does) or sets its own.
    Thanks I will have to give this a try with the boot loader. Right now I can't restart openSUSE as I have my bitcoin pool running and restarting it would restart the whole mining process again.

    As for resizing the VMWare window, that might work WMWare Workstation but it doesn't work in ESXi server, it never has worked in ESX or ESXi servers. Not with linux nor Windows Servers.

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: openSUSE resolution?

    On 2014-01-28 13:26, aenglish wrote:

    > As for resizing the VMWare window, that might work WMWare Workstation
    > but it doesn't work in ESXi server, it never has worked in ESX or ESXi
    > servers. Not with linux nor Windows Servers.


    Oh.
    It works with vmware player, certainly. Sometimes it doesn't work right
    after the initial guest installation, till the size is changed manually
    from inside. There is some trigger that allows it.

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    Default Re: openSUSE resolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-01-28 13:26, aenglish wrote:

    > As for resizing the VMWare window, that might work WMWare Workstation
    > but it doesn't work in ESXi server, it never has worked in ESX or ESXi
    > servers. Not with linux nor Windows Servers.


    Oh.
    It works with vmware player, certainly. Sometimes it doesn't work right
    after the initial guest installation, till the size is changed manually
    from inside. There is some trigger that allows it.

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    VMWare Player isn't VMWare ESXi Server.

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    Default Re: openSUSE resolution?

    On Tue 28 Jan 2014 03:36:01 PM CST, aenglish wrote:


    robin_listas;2620072 Wrote:
    > On 2014-01-28 13:26, aenglish wrote:
    >
    > > As for resizing the VMWare window, that might work WMWare
    > > Workstation but it doesn't work in ESXi server, it never has worked
    > > in ESX or ESXi servers. Not with linux nor Windows Servers.

    >
    > Oh.
    > It works with vmware player, certainly. Sometimes it doesn't work
    > right after the initial guest installation, till the size is changed
    > manually from inside. There is some trigger that allows it.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers / Saludos,
    >
    > Carlos E. R.
    > (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)


    VMWare Player isn't VMWare ESXi Server.


    Hi
    I normally just run;
    Code:
    xrandr -s 1280x1024
    If that works, just create a script and stick it in the autostart
    group...

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