Sharpe, Sam J wrote: > 2009/6/11 thor richards <fve6b2 yahoo com>: >> I downloaded Fedora 11 and running it on my laptop through a Virtual box by >> Sun. It's working great but the monitor driver is not loaded, therefore; the >> resolution is limited. Does anyone know where I can find the video driver >> for the laptop listed above. I checked the support website at Sony and they >> don't have it nor do they support Linux. Thanks, tr > > Monitors don't require drivers, Graphics Cards do require drivers. > > Am I correct in reading that you are: > > 1) Running some other OS on your laptop, that is not Fedora 11 (e.g. Windows) > 2) Running Fedora 11 in a VirtualBox virtual machine on top of that other OS. > > If so, then you don't need a Linux driver for your real monitor or > indeed graphics card, what you need is a Linux driver for the virtual > graphics card that VirtualBox emulates for the VM. > > If it's anything like other Virtualisation software, then what it > emulates is a fairly low-spec graphics card which is not capable of > much more than 1024x768 - so you may be stuck with what you have. > It emulates a fairly high end graphics card. But it helps if you install the VertualBox additions. (They are on a virtual CD and are easy to install. They give more benefits then just the video driver. You may want to read the part of the manual dealing with runing a Linux guest. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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