Linux VMs on Windows no 1920 X 1080 resolution (HYPER-V, VMWare,VBOX)


  1. Posts : 11,211
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Linux VMs on Windows no 1920 X 1080 resolution (HYPER-V, VMWare,VBOX)


    Hi folks

    Has anybody got 1920 X 1080 resolution to work on any "Sensible" --i.e commonly used Linux distros as a VM on a Windows Host whether VBOX, VMWare or even HYPER-V is used as the virtualisation software.

    Seems the problem is now most Linux modern distros are using Wayland for the "windowing" manager (the X-Server) whereas formerly they were using X11 / XORG. So changing the config of those files won't work or using the XRANDR command also won't work (Wayland doesn't use that).

    (Unrelated but a similar problem with the new X-Server system is the inabilty to logon to a full Linux graphical GUI desktop remotely -with X11/XORG there wasn't a problem connecting remotely to a Linux graphical desktop GUI -- now it doesn't work although you might be lucky enough to logon with SSH and run one or two graphical apps starting from the console).

    I tried an old distro (CENTOS rel 7 with a very old kernel -- around 4.0 or so) ) which uses XORG and the 1920 X 1080 resolution worked -- but that's a really old distro !!!

    Windows VM's are fine on both Linux and Windows hosts using any VM package but VMWare even on a Linux Host running another Linux VM still has problems with 1920 X 1080 resolution.

    Any ideas any one !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 25,092
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    jimbo45 said:
    Has anybody got 1920 X 1080 resolution to work on any "Sensible" --i.e commonly used Linux distros as a VM on a Windows Host whether VBOX, VMWare or even HYPER-V is used as the virtualisation software.

    Yes, Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon in Hyper-V, following the instructions here:
    How To Change the Resolution of an Ubuntu Hyper-V Virtual Machine -- Virtualization Review

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  3. Posts : 11,211
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi there

    @Bree

    I'll try that and let you know how I get on.

    Thanks for the info.

    However ubuntu is not my favourite distro -- still if it works !! --

    Anyway enough computing for the moment -- going out to my favourite bar (Ours our open again --finally !!!!! -- want to get there before the hordes of tourists arrive in the summer months --we are now open again to EU / EEA / Schengen area visitors (Not from UK because of their foreign travellers 14 day rule --that's their problem though not ours) from Monday so want to get a decent weekend before hordes arrive again !!!!).

    keep safe over there though !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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