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Re: VMWare server won't switch to full screen mode - says it's a XF86 config problemI



On 8/9/07, RavenOak <ravenoak gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 15:26 -0400, Claude Jones wrote:
> > I'm hunting the VMWare forums on this, but, I ask here as well as
> > it looks as if it could be an xorg problem. Has anyone
> > encountered the following error when trying to switch to full
> > screen mode:
> >
> > ********************************************
> > Unable to find an appropriate host video mode.
> > Adding the guest mode to the 'display' subsection of the 'screen'
> > section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config and restarting X is likely
> > to help.
> >
> > Failed to switch to full screen SVGA mode.
> > *********************************************
> >
> > On a very similar F7 box (this one is F7, P4 2.8 GHz, 1 GB ram,
> > and nVidia card with proprietary driver) - box at home is
> > running the same video card but has Dual Core processor, same
> > ram, at home my machine switches to full screen with no problem.
> > Comparing the two xorg.conf files yields nothing real obvious. I
> > could post them if someone has a theory, or has fixed this
> > before.
> > --
> > Claude Jones
> > Brunswick, MD, USA
>
> I've always gotten around this by having the same resolution (both login
> screen and desktop) in the guest as the host.
>
> --Tim

I always use the VMware (virtual) display adapter and set the monitor
to match the physical. Maximum resolution is set to host OS's video
setting.


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