Change Resolution under 5.2 in macOS Sierra apparently doesn't work

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Change Resolution under 5.2 in macOS Sierra apparently doesn't work

Postby joseluisbz » 19. Oct 2017, 22:28

I was testing VirtualBox 5.2 updating from 5.1.28, but the resolution was not working.
I had to return to 5.1.x version..


I was using this command
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VBoxManage setextradata "Sierra" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode 4


But It had no effect over macOS Sierra.
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Re: Change Resolution under 5.2 in macOS Sierra apparently doesn't work

Postby socratis » 19. Oct 2017, 23:03

"Apparently doesn't work" is not the correct ... wording, I could have chosen several different ways to describe your current situation.

The EFI video options have changed. Since you didn't read the related changelog, or the user manual ch. 3.14.1. Video modes in EFI, and since I'm bored of typing the same things twice in a day ( :roll: ), let me point you to OS 10.11.6 Host to OS 10.6.8 display resolution issue where I mini-described the new EFI video options.

The funny thing is that the old tokens are supposed to be supported. I'll do a quick test and report back...
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Re: Change Resolution under 5.2 in macOS Sierra apparently doesn't work

Postby socratis » 19. Oct 2017, 23:55

OK, after some tests, I can confirm that the following does NOT work (although in theory it should be backwards compatible):

    VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode 4
The following two options DO work and were working/implemented during the beta (see the related discussion, "[Solved] VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode not honored"):

    VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiHorizontalResolution 1440
    VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiVerticalResolution 900
Finally, the "official" way since the release of 5.2.0 is:

    VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1440x900
As you can see in the manual, there are way more options available...
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Re: Change Resolution under 5.2 in macOS Sierra apparently doesn't work

Postby joseluisbz » 20. Oct 2017, 02:48

Thank you...

I can't to say is not working (maybe I had a mistake). Unfortunately I lost the settings when I removed the installation later of the bad presentation.

The good news is solve this problem: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84010
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Re: Change Resolution under 5.2 in macOS Sierra apparently doesn't work

Postby socratis » 20. Oct 2017, 04:18

joseluisbz wrote:The good news is solve this problem: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84010
This topic talks about a method that does NOT work with 5.2.0. I just said that in my previous post...
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macos sierra host linux

Postby bee3245 » 17. Nov 2017, 05:59

I keep having a problem installing ubuntu 16 does have to be with the VM or with sierra 12.6 with virtualbox. i don't know anything of virtual machine i'm taking a class
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