question on VirtualBox

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Mar 4 20:09:47 UTC 2008

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.

The "guest additions" can be downloaded and added to the virtualbox-ose
setup, but iirc is packaged as part of the full edition (which also gives
you USB support - which you _can't_ get in virtualbox-ose).

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