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- Growing Hen
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Is anybody else having trouble going fullscreen with vmware-server? This may or may not be just a 64-bit edition issue.
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 mode.
And of course, the file it's talking about doesn't even exist to begin with though, which leads me to believe that this is not just a 64-bit thing.
- Baby Hen
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No, it isn't solely a 64-bit issue. I had the problem with VMware as well and it was solved after I installed the proper nvidia drivers and changed the corresponding section in xorg.conf. By default it does not use the proprietary driver and that one will not allow VMware to use the max screen.
The driver in section Device should be nvidia instead of nv
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Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV40? [Unknown nVidia Card]"
Now, I don't know if you have a nvidia card or another one, but this would be good place to start.
Another issue I had was with Neverwinter Nights while have desktop acceleration enabled.
- Land Owner
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It's because adding "Modes"-lines to xorg.conf is not needed anymore. Just open your xorg.conf, find lines starting with Modes and remove the "#". Then, add, following the actual lines, your current resolution.
- Simple Hen
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Edit the .vmx file for the WinXP virtual machine and add the following lines:
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svga.maxWidth = "xxxx"
svga.maxHeight = "xxxx"
Of course, where xxxx is your resolution. So if you have 1280x800 it would be:
svga.maxWidth = "1280"
svga.maxHeight = "800"
Then hit the fullscreen, and in the window change your desktop properties to your new resolution that is now available.
"Art is only limited by creativity."
- Young Hen
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- Location: USA
If you add the following line:
gui.FullScreenAtPowerOn = "TRUE"
to "*.vmx" file will give you full screen.
But when you come out by pressing "ALT+CTRL" and then go back again it switches back to window.