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Resolution issue:xmas edition on vmware

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Hello all,

I'm a complete newb to AROS, and my last and only experience with Amiga was a 3000 + Video Toaster that was in my High school's video program. I'm trying to get into the architecture via WinUAE on one system, and AROS (specifically Icaros via VMware Workstation, and soon natively on a netbook that's been on a shelf).

I just installed Icaros xmas edition 2016 on a VMWare VM. It went in great, but I'm having issues changing the screen resolution. I only get one option for resolution: VESA 2048 x 1536 24bit. Too big of a display for my notebook's 1600x1200 or my desktop's 1080p monitor.

Can I get the correct mode in? If so how? Or is this an issue with VMWare and I should be running Virtualbox?

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The fastest way to keep your VESA resolution in sync with your laptop screen is by editing Virtual Machine video settings: disable 3D acceleration (it's pointless for AROS, under VMware) and set the maximum screen resolution entering 1920 x 1080 manually in the apposite field.


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Re: Resolution issue:xmas edition on vmware

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Kaplah wrote:
Or is this an issue with VMWare and I should be running Virtualbox?

This is an issue for all virtual machine software, also for VirtualBox.

Ergo there exist workarounds, for vmware (and in case paolone's answer did not work for you), see also here.

On a sidenote: I though there exist support for vmware video (e.g. driver) ?

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VMware KB articles are always interesting to read, however I'm sure the fastest way to get the resolution you want is this one (see screenshot).

Then just choose the default option in the boot manager, when you're booting Icaros.

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Re: Resolution issue:xmas edition on vmware

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On a sidenote: I though there exist support for vmware video (e.g. driver) ?


I think it's unmaintained (I don't know if it ever worked).

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origami wrote:

On a sidenote: I though there exist support for vmware video (e.g. driver) ?


I think it's unmaintained (I don't know if it ever worked).


It worked a long time in the past but VMware changes a lot in the API since then. I hope to update it someday but just now its pretty useless.

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@Origami

Yes, there is a native driver for vmware, but AFAIK it's quite slow, does not support dynamic resize/resolution of vmware window, last time I tried it had some color problems. In a nutshell: VESA modes work better under vmware.


@Kalamatee

A refresh of that driver would be a great thing. Even better if supported also 3D acceleration thorugh Gallium.

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