Screen Resolution only goes to 1024x768

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Screen Resolution only goes to 1024x768

Postby joel3000 » 5. Dec 2017, 22:03

Host:
Windows 7 Enterprise - SP1
VBox: 5.1.24
Computer: Dell Latitude E5570
CPU: Intel I7
Video: Intel HD Graphics 530

Guest:
Centos 7
VRAM: 128MB
Monitors: 1
RAM: 8GB

Guest additions and extensions are installed.

How do I get better than 1024x768 on my extension screen? I've tried pushing my VRAM to the max of 128MB.
Turning on 3d acceleration makes my guest freeze on boot. My external screen is a 27" connected by HDMI.

Will going to the latest Vbox help? I'm currently stuck with the corporate default.
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Re: Screen Resolution only goes to 1024x768

Postby socratis » 6. Dec 2017, 01:38

  • Start the VM from cold-boot (not from a paused or saved state) / Observe error / Shutdown the VM.
  • With the VM completely shut down (not paused or saved), right-click on the VM in the VirtualBox Manager and select "Show Log".
  • Save only the first "VBox.log", ZIP it and attach it to your response (see the "Upload attachment" tab below the reply form).
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Re: Screen Resolution only goes to 1024x768

Postby MaxMütze » 8. Dec 2017, 17:54

Got the same failure on WIn10!
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Re: Screen Resolution only goes to 1024x768

Postby joel3000 » 12. Dec 2017, 22:25

bump!
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Re: Screen Resolution only goes to 1024x768

Postby socratis » 13. Dec 2017, 08:31

VirtualBox VM 5.1.24 r117012 win.amd64 (Jul 17 2017 20:04:19) release log
You seem to be running a quite old VirtualBox version, which might not be suitable for the latest CentOS 7. Please upgrade to either the latest 5.1.x series, or even better to the latest 5.2.x development builds.

00:00:01.132004 File system of 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' (DVD) is ntfs
You should eject the Guest Additions CD after you're done installing them, otherwise you're going to run into trouble when you upgrade. Especially when you use snapshots.

00:00:01.130190 Guest OS type: 'Ubuntu_64'
00:00:01.226184 Name <string> = "centos7" (cb=8)
You selected an Ubuntu_64 template, when you should have selected a RedHat_64 template. Please fix it.

00:00:01.226185 NumCPUs <integer> = 0x0000000000000004 (4)
00:00:04.540436 CPUM: Physical host cores: 4
You have assigned all your CPUs to the VM. The host is going to run low on resources, since VirtualBox cares about physical processors, not logical ones. See: "CPU Cores versus threads" and "Why is it a bad idea to allocate as many VCPUs as there are physical CPUs?". And here are the specs for your i7-6820HQ CPU. Read the links in the circled question marks for more details.

joel3000 wrote:How do I get better than 1024x768 on my extension screen?
I'm not quite sure I understand the term "extension screen"? Did you try to change the resolution from within CentOS? Are you trying to make it go Full-Screen in your external monitor, is that what you're saying? Did you try to use the HostKey+F combination or from the menu "View" » "Full-Screen Mode"?
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