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      • 15. Re: WinXP video nightmare
        blackpuma Hot Shot

        OK... good to know.

         

        The only "real" problem that I can reproduce consistently, then, appears to be that full-screen doesn't  resize or refresh correctly when using a "non-standard" resolution like 2560x1600.

         

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        • 16. Re: WinXP video nightmare
          blackpuma Hot Shot

          As a follow-up testing on Beta 3:

           

          1) When I first start the VM, all left mouse clicks on the desktop are treated as right mouse clicks

          until I actually do a right mouse click.

           

          This behaviour appers to be gone.

           

          2) When I go to full screen mode, the screen is completely black. The problem seems to be a

          lack of refresh, as I can click-drag around on the desktop to force a refresh of that part of the

          desktop. Opening a window and moving it around will force a refresh of the newly-revealed areas.

          3) When I go to full screen mode, the guest OS does not adjust its size.

           

          These two problems still exist except for the following situation. If I

          a) update the guest tools and drivers under WinXP,  and

          b) add the following to the VM's .vmx  file:

           

          svga.maxHeight=1600

          svga.maxWidth=2560

          svga.vramSize="167772160"

           

          then switching to full screen (2560x1600) works fine! (Woo hoo!)  Specifically, the screen changes resolution and refreshes correctly.

           

          I have not tried this under Linux yet, but older versions of Windows do not appear to work. (I don't know whether this is really a problem.) 

           

          4) I see the same banding of otherwise smooth gradients that I see under Linux.

          I have updated the VMware tools in the guest OS and rebooted.

           

          \*ahem* This turned out to be "problem between chair and keyboard."  \*blush*

          • 17. Re: WinXP video nightmare
            Andreas Masur Expert

            \*ahem* This turned out to be "problem between chair

            and keyboard."  \*blush*

             

            \*lol*...I know that feeling...

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