question on VirtualBox

Sarunas Burdulis sarunas at
Tue Mar 4 19:25:13 UTC 2008

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Christoph Bier wrote:
> Frederik De Richter schrieb am 04.03.2008 18:30:
>> Hi,
>> I'm happily running Ubuntu Heron in a VirtualBox.
>> I could not find out how I can maximize the window within VB. Is there a
>> setting you can change? or is this restricted by the amount of Video Mem (I
>> put it on max: 128 MB -- base Mem : 923 MB). Even if I use Full Screen Mode,
>> the window size is still too small for some programs, so I cannot see some
>> buttons situated at the bottom of  the some applications. Hope this makes
>> sense.
> I guess you need the binary distribution---not the OSE
> packages---plus the guest additions. With this setup I can run
> Windows XP in a virtual machine fullscreen with 1600 x 1200.
> Best
> Christoph

This may be an issue in between VBox and xorg/xrandr in Hardy: I use
virtualbox (non-OSE) Gutsy amd64 host to run WinXP, gOS, Linux Mint,
Debian Experimental and Kubuntu Hardy, all with additions. After
installing additions all the virtual systems can have screen resolutions
above 800x600 *except for Hardy* (additions compile and install
seemingly fine in Hardy).

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