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> SL 6.4 in VM wrong resolution, VMware Installation
zarzak
 Posted: Sep 18 2013, 04:30 PM
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Hi all!

I am brand new to Linux, and need to install Scientific Linux for research I'm starting. I've opted to install it in a VM environment for ease of use, and so I don't permanently ruin anything.

I'm using VMware player and installed SL 6.4 using the two 'everything' install .iso files. In the virtual machine 'Display' settings I've checked 'Accelerate 3D graphics' and 'Use host setting for monitors'.

My issue is that in the SL environment, when I go to Display preferences, my monitor is shown as 'Unknown', and the 'Detect Monitors' button does nothing. I have a max resolution 1280x768. My monitor's native resolution is 1920x1080, and I would like to run Linux at that resolution.

In addition, the automatic resizing functionality of VMware player is not working.

The troubleshooting steps I've taken are:
1) Install VMware tools. I downloaded the tools and installed them via terminal (logged in with su -- first). They appeared to install successfully (I agreed to everything it said), although I do get the following:
Mounting HGFS shares: [FAILED]
2) After installation I did the following:
2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,
3. Restart your X session.
3) I tried installing the ati Linux drivers (I have an ati card), but I got a message saying it couldn't detect any graphics card.
4) I tried the advice in the following thread (it looked like the identical problem, but with SL 6.2) and it didn't work:
http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1606&st=0&#entry11095

No idea where to go from here ... any suggestions? smile.gif

Thanks!

*Edit*
As an additional note when I invoke lspci I see:
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter

And in the services that are enabled and running I see the following:
VMware-tools
VMware-tools-thinprint

*EDIT 2*
Not sure where I went wrong, but following the below fixed my issue (I did a complete re-install):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQc82MUwoI
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zarzak
 Posted: Sep 21 2013, 10:28 PM
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I 'fixed' the issue by re-installing following this video's instructions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQc82MUwoI

Not sure what my problem was, but following the instructions here worked (even though I'm using VMware player 6.0, as opposed to VMware Workstation 9.0.2).

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