The future of Linux

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at
Tue Jun 11 09:31:51 CEST 2013

Le 11/06/2013 00:26, Chris Angelico a écrit :
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 8:20 AM, Maximilien Noal
> <noal.maximilien at> wrote:
>> Le 11/06/2013 00:10, Chris Angelico a écrit :
>>> The only reason I ask is because VirtualBox runs a Windows guest in the
>>> current Linux resolution. If that Windows guest switches to full-screen
>>> mode, it just uses a tiny piece of screen in the middle, instead of scaling
>>> it up. In theory, I ought to be able to set the Linux screen res to 640x480
>>> and stretch the display; but I don't want to disrupt all my
>>> previously-arranged workspaces full of terminals. Hence, if I could have one
>>> workspace that's at a different screen res, that'd be ubercool. But I
>>> suspect that's not possible.
>> I think VirtualBox scales the resolution of the VM to fullscreen resolution
>> if the VirtualBox Guest Additions are installed and running in the VM.
>> You can install them from the 'Device" menu of the VM.
> That works for the main Windows desktop, but when a full-screen
> session (especially an old game like Streets of SimCity or Thief) puts
> the screen into a lower resolution (usually 640x480 but can be higher
> or lower), VirtualBox can't seem to cope with it, and simply
> pillarboxes the image. On a 1920x1080 screen, having a 320x240 "full
> screen" window is a little weird :)
(Off-list) :
Why not use Wine instead ?
Wine usually runs well with old Windows games.

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