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Originally Posted by xinelo View Post
thanks cwa107,

well, I agree with you about linux handling screen resolutions in general, except perhaps for ubuntu, which, in my experience, was able to recognize my laptop's screen configuration perfectly, something in which all others (fedora, mandriva, linex, suse, etc.) failed.

anyway, thanks for the hint, i'll try to find out how to reconfigure my X (any recommendation?).

the funny thing is that when I click on the "full screen" button, ubuntu appears occupying the whole screen for one second, then it goes black and then it reappears in the way i described earlier (not large enough).

thanks and cheers! xinelo
Yes, Ubuntu in particular does detect screen resolutions very well during setup. The problem is that this detection is not variable. Once X decides what screen resolutions are possible, that's it - it's not going to give you any new options until you reconfigure X. So, running in a VM where any number of possible resolutions can exist, Linux is not really in it's element (regardless of the distro).

To reconfigure X, start up your favorite shell and type:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
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