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I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit in a VirtualBox VM and for some reason it has be stuck at 1024x768, with the monitor being unrecognised (shows as unknown). Is there a way to tell Ubuntu that I have a monitor that can show a higher resolution and hence obtain more real estate for my VM?

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Install Guest Additions see also this question – Takkat Nov 3 '11 at 8:25
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@canadiancreed have you tried installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions? That will allow you to add a virtual driver for your monitor so that different resolutions can be supported. In my experience with VBox, that has shown to be a game-changer for usability.

HTH. Have a nice day. :)

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I'm pretty sure I did, but I'll verify tonight. With the amount of VMs bouncing around there's a chance it might have been missed – canadiancreed Nov 3 '11 at 12:26

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