RE: [linux-dell-laptops] Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
- Well, I thought that you could hit ctl-alt-"+" or ctl-alt-"-" to go up and
down between resolutions. But it didn't work.
There is an applet for gnome called gvid, that will let you switch
resolutions and depth on the fly.
What I would like to know is how to get the full 1400x1050 resolution on the
Inspirion 5000? Just for kicks I tried the patch for the 7500's, and, of
course, it didn't work. The resolution was one of the primary reasons I
bought the thing, and I really want it to work.
From: Frank Register
Sent: 8/3/00 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
Sigurd Nes wrote:
Has anyone tried to install the Vmware tools ?
The binaries are supposed to be included in the download of VMware 2.0
- but I've not figured it out how to install the tools...
Like Kevin said, go to the "setting" pull down menu and click "VMware
tools install" & when it asks if you want instructions click "yes."
are very explicit ... al least they are for tools for Linux on VMware
Windows NT & 2000 (unfortunately, there are reasons for windows
being my host system) You have to mount a virtual floppy, copy and
some files, and them run them.
On a different subject, does anyone know how to switch screen
under, specifically, Redhat Linux 6.2 without having to rerun
When running Linux natively (I have a dual-boot system) or under VMware
when at work or at home, I have access to high resolution monitors.
times--but not all times---when I would like to be able to run
significantly higher than the 1024x7?? that I can run on my laptop LCD.
I would like to able to change the resolution while logged in like one
Windows (how embarrassing if we can't also do it under Linux) & NOT have
remember the change after I log out (or would undo it automatically when
I logout) because I might not have the monitor to support the higher
at the next login. Second best would be being able to easily change it
boot-up from the DEFAULT of 1024x7??.
Leonard Franklin Register II (Frank), Assistant Professor,
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center,
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 160, MER 1.108, Austin TX 78758
Telephone, direct: 512-232-1868; Telephone, Carol Assadourian
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