[Grml] VMWare Resolution Suggestion.. (1280x1024)

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed May 10 12:21:55 CEST 2006

* Keller Florian <Florian.Keller at zuerich.ch> [20060510 12:11]:

> If you want to use Resolution with 1280x1024 in VMWare you have to
> patch this file:

> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.vmware

> You have to change Hz to this:

>         HorizSync    33.0 - 74.0
>         VertRefresh  56.0 - 75.0

> And also add 1280x1024 in each Modelines it show now like that:

> Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

> Maybe it would be a idea to integrate this settings to main grml
> build. This settings are tested under VMWare 5.5

Thanks for your suggestion.

Older versions of xorg.conf.vmware did use X server's recognition
for resolution but this wasn't very elegant for monitors with
higher, not so common resolutions as you had to scroll using
VMware's scroll bar if the desktop inside VMware was bigger than the
non-fullscreen mode of VMware itself. So I did chose 1024x768 as the
default.  The xrandr extension never worked for me in VMware, so
I've to experiment with resolution stuff once again...

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