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Old 8th June 2022
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Default OpenBSD 7.1 resolution in VirtualBox


Due to a problem with my wifi card (see http://daemonforums.org/showthread.p...2528#post72528), the only way I found to run my OpenBSD box with an internet access is to start Win10 (which is the only other system I have also installed on the box), then run OpenBSD as a Guest in VirtualBox directly from the HD, using the trick here:
http://guillaumemuller1.free.fr/show...php?entry=1545 (as OpenBSD is installed on the same HD as Windows).

This works pretty well in text mode. I managed to install / setup almost everyting I need.

Unfortunately, when I start Xorg, it runs with a ~4000x~4000 resolution, which makes it very difficult to use on my 1600x900 screen.

I've tried various tricks that worked in the past :
- Forcing VBox's VM CustomVideoMode
- Use xrandr to change the resolution

But it did not succeed.

In particular the xorg.conf file I copied from the site results in "No Screen Found". And apparently Xorg --configure does not work on OpenBSD. And I don't remember how to setup Xorg manually :[

I tried to play with scaling, both in VBox and in Xorg, but it did not work.

Does anyone have the same problem? Is there a solution?
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