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Old 31st May 2012, 06:14 AM
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How to get correct screen resolution on Dell XPS?


Just installed Fedora 17 on Dell XPS 15 (widescreen: 1366 x 768). But the installed display resolution is 1024x768. How do I get the native resolution? My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M. I am running Fedora inside VirtualBox 4.1.16.

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Old 4th June 2012, 04:58 PM
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Re: How to get correct screen resolution on Dell XPS?

This is almost certainly a VirtualBox issue, rather than a distro specific issue since you are running Fedora inside a VM.

You will need to install the virtualbox guest additions package into Fedora. First step is that you will need the development tools which you can get with sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" .

Once those are installed you need to attach the virtualbox guest additions .iso file to your VM CD drive. You can do that on the VM Devices menu. Then mount the cd drive. Finally look for the VirtualBoxAdditionsLinux.run file and run that as sudo.

Virtual Box guest additions includes all the additional drivers required to allow the guest VM to run at it's native resoloution.
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