Saturday, September 20, 2008

VirtualBox: Screen Resolution

I've tested Ubuntu 8.10 in Virtualbox 2.0.2 on my Ubuntu 8.04-system.

I have always had issues with the screen resolution for my guest OS when using Virtualbox.

Solution: After installing the guest OS, Run "Guest additions" under "Devices" in the Virtualbox window. This will mount a CD-image in your guest. Run the appropriate file on that CD as root.

I also had to edit my xorg.conf

gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

And ad a line:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vboxvideo"

(Italic line added).

Restart and everything worked great.

This is a good link for more info