Tiny display on 1st boot crippling

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Tiny display on 1st boot crippling

Post by markfilipak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:17 pm

I've installed 19.2 Cinnamon to a VM. I have a 4K display. Here's the result:
'System Settings' 'Display'.jpg
That's 'System Settings' 'Display'. I can't operate that, so I can't fix the display size.
Any ideas regarding how I can enlarge the display are much appreciated.
If I can get a usable size, I can probably fix the other things that are broken.
One of the broken things is Cinnamon Menu, but I can get to 'gnome-terminal' via Alt+Ctrl+t

Thanks.

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Re: Tiny display on 1st boot crippling

Post by deck_luck » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:39 pm

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I cannot tell from the image you supplied, because the icons in the bottom right hand corner are so small. Are you using VirutalBox? VirtualBox has a View->Scaled Mode (Host+C) option that might help you get to the point of readability, so you can change the Linux display settings.
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Re: Tiny display on 1st boot crippling

Post by markfilipak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:44 pm

deck_luck wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:39 pm
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I cannot tell from the image you supplied, because the icons in the bottom right hand corner are so small. Are you using VirutalBox? VirtualBox has a View->Scaled Mode (Host+C) option that might help you get to the point of readability, so you can change the Linux display settings.
Yes, VBox. And, yes, there's 'View' and 'Virtual Screen 1'. It's on 800x600 and can't be changed. From past experience, if I change the 'Display' setting in Mint and reboot, everything works out. But I can't change the 'Display' setting in Mint (for obvious reasons). It might be possible from the CLI, but I don't know how.

PS: If you click the picture, a larger version will open. I cut down the screen shot to 25% to keep from consuming too much linuxmint.com hard disk.
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Re: Tiny display on 1st boot crippling

Post by markfilipak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:06 pm

Here's Scaled Mode
'System Settings' 'Display' Scaled Mode.jpg

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Re: Tiny display on 1st boot crippling

Post by markfilipak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:31 pm

Great news. I managed to run the Guest Additions in 'gnome-terminal'. Believe me, it was not easy with a UI sized for 4K display but cropped to 800x600.

I then rebooted and fiddeld with VBox and all is Joy now.

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