Video resolution in a VM

Kurt Buff - GSEC, GCIH kurt.buff at
Wed Jan 2 01:05:28 UTC 2019


I'm not able to get display resolution greater than 1280x720 - I'd
really like to get it to 1920x1080, to match the laptop capabilities.

I'm running FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p4 in a VM on VMware Workstation Pro
14.1.3. The host is Win10 Enterprise 1803, on a Lenovo T470p with 32gb
of RAM and a quad core 2.8GHz i7-7700HQ processor.

I've assigned the VM 100gb of disk, 2 procs (1x2 cores) and 8gb of RAM.

Ports are all up to date.

FreeBSD is running xfce4 for my desktop, and I've installed
open-vm-tools, and it launches at boot.

The laptop shows two video displays in hdwwiz.cpl in Windows:
     Intel HD Graphics 630
     NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
but it looks as if the NVIDIA isn't active. Don't know why that is.

When I run xvinfo, it shows no display available.

For "display", pciconf says:
     vgapci0 at pci0:0:15:0:    class=0x030000 card=0x040515ad
chip=0x040515ad rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
         vendor     = 'VMware'
         device     = 'SVGA II Adapter'
         class      = display
         subclass   = VGA

The .vmx files shows the following for the display:
vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "8323072"
svga.maxHeight = "1080"
svga.maxWidth = "1920"
svga.autodetect = "FALSE"
svga.vramSize = "8323072"

Any thoughts would be appreciated.



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