Full Screen on VirtualBox

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Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby vocalbit » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:10 am

Hello,

First of all - let me say GhostBSD is great! Looking at the website I was a bit skeptical, but once I installed it I was very impressed. It's quite polished, is simpler than PC-BSD and looks much better. Just what I've been wanting for a clean desktop FreeBSD installation :) I'm surprised PC-BSD is still touted as the go-to install for desktop FreeBSD.

The problem I have is I cant get GhostBSD to expand to fullscreen within virtualbox. I'm using virtualbox 4.3.20 and while GhostBSD 4.0 installs and works fine, when I fullscreen the window, Ghost still displays in a smaller window. I found the virtualbox-ose-additions are pre-installed on Ghost. I also tried upgrading the virtualbox-ose-additions, tried 'xorg -configure' again, tried upgrading the xserver (which actually broke it completely - I get a blank screen now). But I'm interested in suggestions on how to get Ghost to render full screen.

GhostBSD doesn't support my wifi card on my laptop so unfortunately virtualbox is the only way I can run it. I'll be all set if I get it to run full screen.

If Ghost full screen works in your virtualbox, can you please tell me the virtualbox version number?

Thanks!
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Full Screen on VirtualBox

 

Re: Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby ericbsd » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:28 pm

to find which version of VirtualBox do:
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sudo pkg info virtualbox-ose-additions

I am starting to build alpha release and I test GhostBSD in VirtualBox to test it I will see if I can find the solution for you in the same time.
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Re: Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby zoulou99 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:25 pm

vocalbit wrote:Hello,

First of all - let me say GhostBSD is great! Looking at the website I was a bit skeptical, but once I installed it I was very impressed. It's quite polished, is simpler than PC-BSD and looks much better. Just what I've been wanting for a clean desktop FreeBSD installation :) I'm surprised PC-BSD is still touted as the go-to install for desktop FreeBSD.

The problem I have is I cant get GhostBSD to expand to fullscreen within virtualbox. I'm using virtualbox 4.3.20 and while GhostBSD 4.0 installs and works fine, when I fullscreen the window, Ghost still displays in a smaller window. I found the virtualbox-ose-additions are pre-installed on Ghost. I also tried upgrading the virtualbox-ose-additions, tried 'xorg -configure' again, tried upgrading the xserver (which actually broke it completely - I get a blank screen now). But I'm interested in suggestions on how to get Ghost to render full screen.

GhostBSD doesn't support my wifi card on my laptop so unfortunately virtualbox is the only way I can run it. I'll be all set if I get it to run full screen.

If Ghost full screen works in your virtualbox, can you please tell me the virtualbox version number?

Thanks!


after installing "virtualbox-ose-additions", just install xrandr and reboot.
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sudo pkg install xrandr
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Re: Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby ericbsd » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Thanks zoulou99.
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Re: Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby zoulou99 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:42 pm

ericbsd wrote:Thanks zoulou99.


thank you for your hard work on GhostBSD
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Re: Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby ericbsd » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:51 pm

I will add xrandr by default.
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Re: Full Screen on VirtualBox

Postby haneeya » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:03 am

Same problem here. During the upgrade installation I get an error with Sendmail. I have to make changes with vi at a Sendmail config file. But I don't know what I have to do, so I'm quit the upgrade procedure. :(
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