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Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

hallo I installed Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine on my laptop. The host OS is WinXP Pro. The computer is an Acer TravelMate 3000 ZH1.

The problem is that I cannot set the right resolution when I am inside Ubuntu. When I enter the full-screen mode the Ubuntu desktop would just spread to fill the screen, causing an annoying loss of definition.

I think it might be a problem of drivers: I didn't install any driver for Ubuntu, but I don't know where to look for them. On Acer website they only provide drivers for Windows. Does someone have an idea? Thanks  

RE: Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

I know vmware actually has driver packs so the guest OS is able to do these sorts of things.

What virtualization software are you running?

RE: Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

I'm using Wmware Workstation 5.5.3

RE: Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

You need to install the "VMware Tools" inside the Ubuntu VM.  These come with VMware Workstation.  Refer to the installation instruction to get them running.

RE: Ubuntu in Virtual Machine

AdaHacker - Ubuntu is a bit tricky and the install instructions you point towards will not work correctly... JFYI...

How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu Guests

Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu Edgy With VMware 5.5.3

How to Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 under VMware Fusion

Now you will probably say: but VMWare FUSION is a MAC program and I am using Windows... Still works... did similar with VMware 6.0.3 and 'Hardy Heron'...

PS: should work with the other flavors of Ubuntu aswell,

alternative: download a preinstalled VMWare Image but that will take out the fun in learning...

Ubuntu 8.04 VMware Image Download (English)



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