F13: kvm guest screen resolution

Phil Meyer pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com
Thu Jun 3 21:25:29 UTC 2010

On 06/03/2010 10:51 AM, 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

You can also 'trick' it by using the system-administration-display and 
setting the display type to generic LCD at whatever resolution is 
smaller that your actual display.

Good Luck!

More information about the users mailing list