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are you using vmware or virtualbox or MS virtual PC?

if you are using vmware, you will need to install the vmware addons inside the guest OS to get the higher resolutions.

with virtualbox, you will need to install the virtualbox tools in the guest OS for the higher resolutions.

both will offer a "seamless" intergration option once the tools/addons are installed in the guest OS, making things run much smoother and easier.
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I just reinstalled vmware and am installing ubuntu 10.10 to the VM right now so that I can hopefully help him with his problem.
I'm also in the middle of making/baking a chocolate cake...mmmmm,
and watching previews of the superbowl game stuff haha.
Gotta have that "Think Right" food for all this mmmmmultitasking.
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are you using vmware or virtualbox or MS virtual PC?

if you are using vmware, you will need to install the vmware addons inside the guest OS to get the higher resolutions.

with virtualbox, you will need to install the virtualbox tools in the guest OS for the higher resolutions.

both will offer a "seamless" intergration option once the tools/addons are installed in the guest OS, making things run much smoother and easier.
I'm using VirtualBox. The Guest Addons work fine with Ubuntu. But not with any other version of Linux so far for me. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I click on "Devices", and then "Install guest addons". It worked fine with Ubuntu and XP. But nothing else so far.

And I still can't get the stupid VM Shares to work either. Ugh.
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Here is a page that should have some relevant info for you;

www.ideaexcursion.com/2009/01/15/windows-7-in-virtualbox-shared-folders-workaround

Also here is some text from that page that applies to you;


If your main OS is Windows 7 (the host machine) and you just cannot get this shares to work. Setup your host directory with the map drive path and what not as listed above.

When you goto access the shared folder from inside the VM client (in my case ubuntu), just use the internal network address. make sure you have samba i.e. smb installed in ubuntu or its equivalent in your client OS.

So in ubuntu to reach my Windows 7 machine with a shared folder it looks like this in the file browser window. smb://192.168.1.101/Users/Public/Documents
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Mkay, so how would I use that to mount the drive, so it auto mounts on startup?
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I know you guys are already off the subject of what music player to use but I just thought that I would share that I use Clementine and I really like it... just another option!
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I know you guys are already off the subject of what music player to use but I just thought that I would share that I use Clementine and I really like it... just another option!
I'm looking for anything and everything that could be a good tip to make Ubuntu (or preferrably Kubuntu now) work better for my needs. I just wish I could manage to get Kubuntu to work correctly with the VirtualBox addons now. I really like the UI better on it over regular Ubuntu.
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Honestly, it's much better to try the OS outside of a VM. I know your going to say "but I dunn wanna", I'm going to respond that any of these "solutions" you are learning now won't help you in a real linux situation. You don't fix your graphic issues by installing VM packages. More so, you don't solve any of your networking situations that way either. Your learning crap you won't need and not learning the crap you will need.
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Honestly, it's much better to try the OS outside of a VM. I know your going to say "but I dunn wanna", I'm going to respond that any of these "solutions" you are learning now won't help you in a real linux situation. You don't fix your graphic issues by installing VM packages. More so, you don't solve any of your networking situations that way either. Your learning crap you won't need and not learning the crap you will need.
And if I boot to Linux, that still makes it pointless to have 2 screens at that point. The entire point to running the VM is so I can have a seperate OS per screen to play with.
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Ok here is THE page with the solution;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=785263

Edit:
Note: In Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) and later it appears that the configuration tool has moved to System > Administration.

Enter your password when prompted - and then choose the drives that you want to be automounted. Click Apply.

Now simply make sure that "Enable Write Support for Internal Drives" and click OK.
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