howto set screen resolution to 1280x1024 in virtual pc on windows 7 ???

Asked by boabox

Binary package hint: x11-xserver-utils

howto set screen resolution to 1280x1024 in virtual pc on windows 7 ???

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxCommand: xrandr
 Для вашей системы были определены следующие режимы видеокарты и монитора:


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CheckboxTest: xrandr_detect_modes
Date: Wed Mar 10 01:48:52 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Lsusb: Error: command ['lsusb'] failed with exit code 1:
MachineType: Microsoft Corporation Virtual Machine
Package: x11-xserver-utils 7.4+2ubuntu3
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic-pae root=UUID=e53dd8bf-b71b-4ed5-9aee-7e0d9c70a704 ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.57-generic-pae
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: x11-xserver-utils
Tags: checkbox-bug
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic-pae i686
XorgConf: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
XorgLogOld: 08/14/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 080002 Virtual Machine
dmi.board.vendor: Microsoft Corporation
dmi.board.version: 5.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 7518-6258-3670-6552-3937-8708-90
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Microsoft Corporation
dmi.chassis.version: 5.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr080002:bd08/14/2009:svnMicrosoftCorporation:pnVirtualMachine:pvrVS2005R2:rvnMicrosoftCorporation:rnVirtualMachine:rvr5.0:cvnMicrosoftCorporation:ct3:cvr5.0: Virtual Machine
dmi.product.version: VS2005R2
dmi.sys.vendor: Microsoft Corporation
fglrx: Not loaded
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: i686kernel: 2.6.31-20-generic-pae

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boabox (boabox) said :
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Mitch Towner (kermiac) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

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peter (peter-neuweiler) said :

Maybe this helps:

1: Copy the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
2: In a Terminal enter sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3: Have a look at the screen section (the sub section is important)

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Device "nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro]"
 Monitor "Generic Monitor"
 DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                   Modes "1280x800"

4: Save the file
5: Restart the system

The update of the file shouldn't take more than 15 minutes – otherwise you're going to loose the root privileges and you wouldn't be able to save it.

Hope it helps.

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