Start Application in 640x480

Asked by Fairfis on 2007-04-03

-> How start applications directly in full screen and with 640 x 480

I just installed my first Linux: Ubuntu 6.10

One of the first programmes I installed (with synaptic) was DosBox 0.65 to check if I could use through it my old dos-programmes still laying on the windows partition. And of course this works.
My Problem is now, that DosBox opens in a small window in my actual destop resolution, so my wonderful big colonies in Ascendancy are now only identifyable for eagles....

How can I set the application "DosBox" (and others" to start directly in full screen and 640x480 or at least change them to that resolution after I started them?

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Jeremy Visser
Solved:
2007-04-04
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2007-04-04
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2007-04-04
Best Jeremy Visser (jeremy-visser) said : #1

There is no easy way to have Ubuntu automatically change to 640x480 when you start DOSBox that I know of, but when you run DOSBox in the terminal, and launch it like this:

dosbox -fullscreen

it will start in full screen, without the need to change resolution.

Fairfis (fdi-) said : #2

Thanks Jeremy Visser, that solved my question.

Fairfis (fdi-) said : #3

http://www.holarse-linuxgaming.de/h2006/comments/Dosbox

For infos how to link command-lines with a starter on GNOME etc. for direct opening of Dos-Programs via DosBox