1920x1080 resolution? - SOLVED!!!

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1920x1080 resolution? - SOLVED!!!

Postby 01000111 » 10. Mar 2008, 06:04

First off, let me say that this is EXCELLENT software. It installed easily, worked beautifully with very little tinkering on my part. Most impressive...

Now... I'm running VirtualBox on Xubuntu v7.10 and have setup a WinXP guest machine so I can watch Netflix streaming video. My PC is connected to a 61" HDTV with a native resolution of 1920x1080. My Xubuntu system uses that resolution and plays HD video perfectly so I know my video card works with 1920x1080. I've installed Guest Additions and have resolution choices of:
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x960
1280x1024
1400x1050 (my current setting which works fine with Netflix except for a lack of full screen video)
1600x1200
1920x1440
2560x1024

Where's 1920x1080? Is this a VirtualBox or Guest Additions limitation? ..or am I just missing something somewhere?

Any assistance is appreciated.

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1920x1080 resolution? - SOLVED!

Postby 01000111 » 21. Mar 2008, 15:47

Ok... after searching high and low, I came across the command in the manual:

sudo VBoxManage setextradata "WinXP" "CustomVideoMode1" "1920x1080x16"

but it didn't seem to make a difference. After tinkering without success for several days, I realized that since I have Xubuntu working perfectly with 1920x1080, all I need to do is run in SEAMLESS MODE, and presto! My virtual WinXP then uses the same resolution as my Xubuntu.

YAY!

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Postby Sasquatch » 21. Mar 2008, 16:09

You also could have gone to Full Screen, as Seamless mode should respect the panels, reducing the max resolution. This is currently a bug in the guest additions, as it appears that it doesn't 'see' the panels in Ubuntu (or other systems as well).
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Postby 01000111 » 22. Mar 2008, 04:10

Thanks for the tip about full screen... where where you 10 days ago?!? :)

If this is a bug, then when it is "fixed", I hereby request that there be an option to respect the panels, or not.

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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Mar 2008, 11:55

Sorry I wasn't here sooner :P. I don't think your request will make sense, as if VB doesn't respect the panels, it would make all windows, including the taskbar, cover the panel and you can't access the Host programs, menu, and change virtual desktop. In Windows, it works just fine, the taskbar is respected and every other docked bar too (e.g. Winamp or WinBar).

Hmm, I'm here only a few days and I'm already 'spamming' the boards :lol: :roll:
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Re: 1920x1080 resolution? - SOLVED!

Postby edfrugnug » 16. Apr 2008, 15:01

01000111 wrote:Ok... after searching high and low, I came across the command in the manual:

sudo VBoxManage setextradata "WinXP" "CustomVideoMode1" "1920x1080x16"

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What was your output when you used this command?
I got this;
tom@tom-desktop:~$ sudo vboxmanage setextradata "Windows" "CustomVideoMode1" "1680x1050x32"
[sudo] password for tom:
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 1.5.0_OSE
(C) 2005-2007 innotek GmbH
All rights reserved.

[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine(Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 5460!
[!] Primary RC = 0x80070057
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = 0x80070057
[!] Text = Could not find a registered machine named 'Windows'
[!] Component = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {76b25f3c-15d4-4785-a9d3-adc6a462beec}
[!] Callee = IVirtualBox, {76b25f3c-15d4-4785-a9d3-adc6a462beec}
tom@tom-desktop:~$


And with another command this;
tom@tom-desktop:~$ sudo vboxmanage controlvm "Windows" setvideomodehint "1680" "1050" "32"
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 1.5.0_OSE
(C) 2005-2007 innotek GmbH
All rights reserved.

[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine (Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 4354!
[!] Primary RC = 0x80070057
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = 0x80070057
[!] Text = Could not find a registered machine named 'Windows'
[!] Component = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {76b25f3c-15d4-4785-a9d3-adc6a462beec}
[!] Callee = IVirtualBox, {76b25f3c-15d4-4785-a9d3-adc6a462beec}

It just doesn't see my machine for some reason :?

I've also tried the solution suggested here;
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?language=en_US&externalId=1003
but I can find this registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmx_svga\ in XP-pro

And I've tried seamless mode, but this just gives me black sides :(

My screen's resolution is 1680*1050 and this works fine in ubuntu 7.10
For my virtual winxp-pro I'm getting 1024*768 as the highest resolution :(
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Re: 1920x1080 resolution? - SOLVED!!!

Postby StevenGarcia » 2. Jun 2012, 23:55

Even though this was previously marked 'solved', it did not work for my situation. The aforementioned full-screen or seamless mode does not solve the lack of display setting 1920x1080 for a Windows7x64 guest I am running. It may be the following information could help others.

I think in most cases, users may not run the guest VM(s) as root. The point is, make sure you execute the following commands as the same user that runs the guest VM you want to target. This may or may not be the root user. You can confirm this by listing the available guest VM(s) available to the current user by executing the following on the host:
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$ vboxmanage list vms
"ubuntu1204x64" {035a5efa-74c9-489f-90ba-b8d7950cbe8c}
"ubuntu-lucid-64_1336352752" {e3c054b4-69cc-48a2-af7c-71312ff33c45}
"ubuntu1204x64_1336928109" {a5c57424-4ee6-4737-9357-a5e120cefad0}
"Windows7x64-IE9" {01e0ee2a-e7e1-43a5-81c5-8b1da926a785}
"Windows7x64" {18fad964-1c8c-4541-8096-e145fac7924c}
 


Next is the command which added the 1920x1080 resolution to my guest VM (execute the following command on the host):
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$ vboxmanage controlvm Windows7x64-IE9 setvideomodehint 1920 1080 24
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