SDB:The Full Screen Mode Does Not Work in VMware
VMware's full screen mode does not work.
The following approaches can be used to solve this problem:
- Make sure that the VMware tools are installed in the guest operating system.
- If they are, the cause of the problem might lie in the frame buffer. When booting the computer, the graphics card is set to the frame buffer mode. To deactivate this mode, search for an entry similar to vga=791 in the boot loader configuration file /boot/grub/menu.lst and replace it with vga=normal. Then restart your computer.
- Make sure that the host and guest operating systems have not been configured with different resolutions.
- As an alternative work around, try to switch to the full screen mode by using the key combination CTRL-ALT-F8 instead of clicking on the respective VMware menu icon. This works in some cases.
- The following approach, which consists of editing the configuration file of the guest operating system, applies only to VMware up to version 3. To find this file proceed as follows: change from your home directory to the directory vmware. This directory contains a subdirectory named after the guest operating system (in abbreviated form). A file with the ending 'cfg' is located in this subdirectory. The file may be called e.g. $HOME/vmware/nt4/nt4.cfg. Edit this file by appendding the line
gui.fullScreenResize = false