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I just converted a physical machine into a virtual one, I got no trouble except for screen.

Now the VM is using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VMWare Workstation 12.5 and I can't upgrade it (doing apt-get upgrade).

The screen appears to be "Unknown" and the available resolution are:

  • 1360x768
  • 1280x800
  • 1280x768
  • 1152x864
  • 1024x768
  • 800x600

I need to bring it to 1920x1080. I tried by installing VMware Tools by running the native Vmware's vmware-install.pl leaving all defaults, but without luck: During the installation it writes:

Detected X server version 1.11.3

Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.

Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included"

And after the reboot Vmware says:

The Virtual machine could not be changed to the selected monitor layout.

If you just added a monitor to the host computer, you must power off and power on the virtual machine to use that monitor.

I tried, as suggested here, to do

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

the output I get is:

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

build-essential is already the newest version.

linux-headers-3.2.0-86-generic-pae is already the newest version.

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 407 not upgraded.

I finally tried another way found here and it was unlucky too.

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils out: Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

mesa-utils is already the newest version.

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 407 not upgraded.

input:

glxinfo | grep render output: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)

Serial number of failed request: 12

Current serial number in output stream: 12

input:

glxgears

out put:

X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)

Serial number of failed request: 12

Current serial number in output stream: 12

What else can I try?

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  • Did you try to reconfigure X ? sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    – Adonist
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 16:21
  • Just tried, I got no output e no effect.
    – ErikM
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 19:16

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When you first install Ubuntu using VMware, there is a dialogue box new virtual machine wizard you need to select, customize hardware. See this screenshot:

screenshot

Now, go to display and select specify monitor setting and select a resolution according to your system. You can see in below picture then save this. See this screenshot:

screenshot

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