Unable to see all of Maverick guest desktop with Maverick host

Bug #641626 reported by rusivi2 on 2010-09-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release: 10.10

2) apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose
  Installed: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What I expected to happen is when I have a fully updated Maverick VirtualBox guest with Guest Addition installed via sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 in a fully updated Maverick host, the GUI proportionates the guest display.

4) What happens instead is in the guest I click Places -> Computer -> Edit -> Preferences the bottom portion of Preferences is cut off (please see attached screenshot.png).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: virtualbox-ose 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 17 17:05:43 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1)
SourcePackage: virtualbox-ose

Felix Geyer (debfx) wrote :

There is nothing VirtualBox can do to make your screen larger.
I suggest you either use the VM in fullscreen mode or switch to Ubuntu Netbook Edition as the guest OS.

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid

Felix, thank you very much for responding so quickly. Yes, fullscreen mode addressed that. However, I don't want to be fullscreened to see my OS when the window is maximized. it seems there should be some auto-sensing going on either by the OS and/or virtualbox to resize. This is a non-high priority wishlist bug at worst and should be marked as such.

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
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