Fedora screen is bigger than display

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Fedora screen is bigger than display

Postby nathand28 » 10. Nov 2008, 15:36

I am trying to run Fedora 9 on Ubuntu 8.10 ( Intrepid ) and I installed it ok but the screen is bigger than my laptop's display ( 1024 x 768 ). I can't install the Guest Additions or get onto the screen after login.
Any help is appreciated. :?
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Postby nathand28 » 10. Nov 2008, 16:39

Sure enough, my Windows XP guest works fine.
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Postby nathand28 » 10. Nov 2008, 20:57

Does nobody have an answer to this?
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Re: Fedora screen is bigger than display

Postby fixedwheel » 10. Nov 2008, 22:42

nathand28 wrote:get onto the screen after login.

[host-key]+[F1] (vbox [host-key] usually is right [ctrl]) to get the text console, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to contain something like...
Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
EndSection
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Postby nathand28 » 11. Nov 2008, 17:56

It says I don't have the permissions to save it.
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Postby Sasquatch » 12. Nov 2008, 00:13

You have to edit the file as root, so either log in as root, or use sudo. You should also be able to change the resolution from the GUI, if you can still see the panels of the Guest.
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Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
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Postby nathand28 » 13. Nov 2008, 21:56

Now my user isn't in the sudoers file.How do I restart the X server?
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Postby Sasquatch » 14. Nov 2008, 00:43

Hit the key combo Host + Backspace, where Host is the defined Host Key to release your keyboard. It's used for shortcuts like these too.
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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