Dual Monitor for Linux Guest with Windows Host

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Dual Monitor for Linux Guest with Windows Host

Postby TomJode » 14. Apr 2009, 20:16

Hello there. I am using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 8.10. The host machine is Windows XP SP2. With the recent addition of 3D Acceleration VirtualBox almost completely serves my needs. The only issue I have remaining is I cannot utilize both of my monitors within VirtualBox. What I want to be able to do is stretch the VB window across both monitors, and have the guest OS recognize that there is now 2 monitors available, or at least think of it as one wide monitor. Is this possible to do, or should I file a feature request?
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Re: Dual Monitor for Linux Guest with Windows Host

Postby Sasquatch » 14. Apr 2009, 20:27

Dual display is already available through VRDP. Check the manual for it.
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 site:forums.virtualbox.org

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Re: Dual Monitor for Linux Guest with Windows Host

Postby TomJode » 14. Apr 2009, 22:30

Having read the manual on using multiple monitors, it seems it is only available for Windows guests. Next step is to see if anyone has put in a feature request for multi-monitor support for Linux guests. Has anyone found a workaround?
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