Maximizing Desktop Real-estate with Ubuntu
With the addition of Ubuntu (and the likes) to Creedence, you may have noticed that the default resolution is 1024x768. I certainly noticed it and with much work on 6.2 and Creedence Beta, I have a quick solution to maximizing the screen resolution for you.
The thing to consider is that a virtual frame buffer is what is essentially being used. You can re-invent X configs all day, but the shortest path is to - first - ensure that that the following files are installed on your Ubuntu guest VM:
sudo apt-get install xvfb xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfstt
Once that is all done installing, the next step is to edit Grub -- specifically /etc/default/grub:
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
Considering your monitor's maximum resolution (or not if you want to remote into Ubuntu using XRDP), look for the variable GRUB_GFXMODE. This is where you can specify your desired BOOT resolutions that we will instruct the guest VM to SUSTAIN into user-space:
Next, adjust the variable GRUB_PAYLOAD_LINUX to equal keep, or:
Save the changes and be certain to execute the following:
Now, you will notice that even during the boot phase that the resolution is large and this will carry into user space: Lightdm, Xfce, and the likes.
Finally, I would highly suggest installing XRDP for your Guest VM. It allows you to access that Ubuntu/Xbunutu/etc desktop remotely. Specific details regarding this can be found through Ubuntu's forum:
--jkbs | @xenfomation