I am facing some difficulties in autofitting the guest OS in fullscreen mode. However , when i escape from full screen, the guest OS will autofit. What should i do to enable autofit in fullscreen as well? My current version of vmplayer is 3.1.0
Is VMware Tools installed?
Have you altered any Settings / Display maximum resolution in the VM?
If the display mode in the guest operating system is smaller than the host’s display mode, try adding the following line to the virtual machine’s configuration (.vmx) file: mks.maxRefreshRate=1000.
hi, thanks for replying.
i'm using ubuntu 10.04 LTS as the host OS and i'm having a big headache trying to install vmware tools so i left it alone. However, the vmplayer only starts autofitting when i resize the screen. In other words, when it first starts, the screen would be set as the last known resolution. How can i make sure that the guest starts up fitting the entire window without having any blank spaces without installing vmtools?
unfortunately the vm starts in fullscreen without resizing to the fullscreen resolution. it resulted in a portion of black screen.... i'm trying to install vmtools if it helps.
okay i've managed to install vmtools already. but it still does not autofit.
i have already edit the following in the .vmware/preferences file
pref.autoFit = "true"
pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "true"
pref.autoFitFullScreen = "fitGuestToHost"
nothing apparently seems to make vmplayer resize itself to fullscreen when i first start vmplayer. it only autofits once i start to resize the window manually.
I think I understand now! You still need to set your screen resolution within the Operating System. Setting a higher resolution will decrease (or eliminate) the black frame around the VM's console.
thank you once again. Yes that's the problem i'm facing. instead of manually changing the resolution of the guest OS, i hope it could resize itself to fit the entire screen automatically once it starts up. perhaps a more detailed description could help:)
1) guest OS starts in full screen mode with black edges and does not attempt to resize ( i hope that the guest OS could resize itself to the fit the screen automatically )
2) only when start dragging vmplayer window, will then autofit start to work and the guest OS will adjust it's resolution
I have done some additional testing and YES, I have the same experience as you! I am running Player 3.1.0 build-261024 on top of Windows XP host. The VM is Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit desktop. I have selected full screen mode after powering on. When I first start the VM, there is a black band around the VM, UNTIL I restore down and then maximize the Player window. At THAT point, autofit works properly.
I DO NOT see this issue in Workstation 7.1.0 build-261024.
Hopefully someone from VMware can confirm and provide further direction.