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Ubuntu resolution issue

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Natesevol, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. Natesevol

    Natesevol Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2008
    Hi all,

    Can someone please point me in the right direction here. I have just installed ubuntu on a Sun xVM VirtualBox. Windows XP is the host.

    Installation of ubuntu went through without a hitch but the only problem I have now is that I am unable to maximize the ubuntu window. It seems stuck on 16 bit mode.

    On start up of Ubuntu I get this message from Virtual Box. I follow the instructions and try to change the resolution on the guest operating system (ubuntu) but dont seem able to. In ubuntu's system-preferences-screen resolution it is already on the maximum given. This i also took a screen shot of.

    Please see screen shot of the message and the maximum size of my ubuntu session.

    Clearly one can see I am a complete noob to all things technical. But one must start somewhere. :)

    Hopefully someone here can help

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  2. lotuseclat79


    Sep 12, 2003
    Have you tried to click on the Clone Screens in the Monitor Resolution Settings window?
    And then tried to make adjustments?

    -- Tom
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