FreeBSD VBox Guest does not run X11 at 1440x900
mmatalka at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 17:26:14 UTC 2016
Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> writes:
> On Thu, 6 Oct 2016, Malcolm Matalka wrote:
>> I am running FreeBSD as a virtualbox guest on a OS X. My Mac is set to
>> resolution 1440x900 and my X11 config in the VM is set to this as well.
>> After running freebsd-update fetch and install and upgrading all my
>> packages I cannot seem to run X in VBox at that resolution. If I bring
>> my Mac to 1680x1050, I can run that (but it's not super enjoyable due to
>> some poor redraw latency). And I can run at 1080x1024. I tried
>> 1400x1050, which did not work as well.
>> What happens when I try to run at 1440x900 is that the screen is only
>> roughly the size of the console window. It is running X, I can do all
>> my stuff but the screen is small. xrandr claims it is running at
>> Has anyone seen this? I feel like the resolution might be a red herring
>> but I have no way to determine this.
> Install the VirtualBox Guest Additions (emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions) inside the VM. Then use what it provides as an X driver, which
> should be automatic.
They are installed. To be clear: I have been running this setup for
over a year. I did a freebsd-update and it no longer works.
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