F13: kvm guest screen resolution

Gilboa Davara gilboad at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 20:50:43 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 18:51 +0200, Christoph A. wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running a kvm guest (F13) on a F13 host but didn't managed to get a 
> reasonable screen resolution in the guest OS. I used cirrus and vga but 
> was not able to get a resolution higher then 800x600.
> I tried also to manually add some resolutions to the xorg.conf but 
> without success.
> Would be great if I could get at least a resolution of 1280x960.
> Is someone using kvm-qemu with decent resolutions?
> The majority of sites recommended vga for high resolutions but it didn't 
> work out so far.
> kind regards,
> Christoph

I'm not using libvirt (using qemu directly instead), but you could
switching to vesa VGA by switching the graphics card to "std" instead of
"cirrus logic".

Be warned that -vga std is somewhat buggier (but far more flexible).

- Gilboa

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