Screen resolution in XP as guest system on VirtualBox

Discussions related to using the OSE version of VirtualBox.

Screen resolution in XP as guest system on VirtualBox

Postby altella » 30. Nov 2009, 14:44

Hello all;

In am using VirtualBox OSE to virtualize Win XP Service Pack 3 using Ubuntu 9.10 as host OS in a Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop (screen 15'' panoramic).
Everything goes fine and works well, but when I install "virtual-box-guest-additions" to be able to share folders, the video driver VgaSave in XP is automatically replaced with the video driver from VirtualBox. With this video driver, the maximum resolution available in the virtualized XP is 800 x 600, a really small resolution.

How can I fix the problem and get the virtualized XP to higher resolutions (panoramic or not)??. The resolution in Ubuntu is 1280 x 800.
The video driver I think it is an Intel 950.

Thank you all in advance
Posts: 1
Joined: 30. Nov 2009, 14:39
Primary OS: Ubuntu other
VBox Version: OSE other
Guest OSses: windows XP

Re: Screen resolution in XP as guest system on VirtualBox

Postby Sasquatch » 30. Nov 2009, 14:48

Switch to full screen after you've hit Hostkey+G to enable dynamic resolution change, it will then go to 1280 x 800.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
Posts: 17800
Joined: 17. Mar 2008, 13:41
Location: /dev/random
Primary OS: Debian other
VBox Version: PUEL
Guest OSses: Windows XP, Windows 7, Linux

Return to VirtualBox OSE

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests