FreeBSD as VBox guest: vboxvideo allows only resolution of 800x600
ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Wed Sep 21 13:54:12 UTC 2016
On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:10:10 +0200 (CEST)
Trond Endrestøl <Trond.Endrestol at fagskolen.gjovik.no> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:23+0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> > Hello.
> > First, please CC me, I do not subscribe this list.
> > I run VirtualBox (lastes 5.1.X as of ports) on FreeBSD CURRENT and within
> > this host, I try to run a FreeBSD/NanoBSD appliance. So far, so good. The
> > guest works well so far, it has port emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions
> > installed and has
> > vboxguest_enable="YES"
> > vboxservice_enable="YES"
> > enabled in rc.conf.local.
> > X11 is also up and running and its SCREEN definition is as follows:
> > Section "Screen"
> > Identifier "Screen0"
> > Device "Card-vboxvideo"
> > Monitor "Monitor0"
> > SubSection "Display"
> > Viewport 0 0
> > #Depth 24
> > Depth 16
> > #Modes "1024x768 1366x768 1440x900 1600x900
> > 1920x1200" Modes "1440x900"
> > EndSubSection
> > EndSection
> > The Guest OS has always a screensize size of 800x600 pixel. The UEFI initial
> > console shows efifb with 1024x768 pixel, but whenever the graphics starts,
> > it is reduced to 800x600.
> > The driver is configured as
> > Section "Device"
> > Identifier "Card-vboxvideo"
> > Driver "vboxvideo"
> > EndSection
> > In the lower menu bar, I could, theoretically, switch resolution with menu
> > item "Virtual screen 1" to a bunch of settings - but only 800x600 is
> > checked and is selected - nothing else works. I can't select any other
> > resolution!
> > What is missing here? Something within the driver definition?
> > I have other guests in the very same VBox, like Windows 7 and I can change
> > their resolution up to 1920x1080 (I have a screen that is cabapble of
> > 1920x1200).
> > Thank you very much in advance,
> > Oliver
> Have a look at my config file:
Tried, but it doesn't work. The FreeBSD guest window is always stuck with
800x600 pixels :-(
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