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From Nux! <...@li.nux.ro>
Subject Re: poor screen resolution
Date Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:01:44 GMT
RDP in Windows 8.1+ has been improved quite a bit, almost as good as XenDesktop. Then again
I always had to use it over fast links, so no idea how great it is with slower ones, but I'm
sure it's more than decent.

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Nux!
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrei Mikhailovsky" <andrei@arhont.com>
> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> Sent: Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 11:28:58
> Subject: Re: poor screen resolution

> Hi Nux,
> 
> Thanks for your comments. The vms are started with default options that
> cloudstack uses when it starts guests. Is there a way to append "vga-std"
> option to a default start options set? If so, could you please let me know how
> this could be done?
> 
> I will try rdp and see if it works. Last time i've used rdp (probably 3-4 years
> ago) I've had a pretty crap experience as everything was way too slow in terms
> of response times to clicks, windows moves, etc.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: "Nux!" <nux@li.nux.ro>
> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> Sent: Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 6:31:46 PM
> Subject: Re: poor screen resolution
> 
> Andrei,
> 
> Actually I just deployed a Windows VM and upon connecting to it via RDP, it will
> use whatever resolution I tell it to (eg xfreerdp -g 1600x900); I'm sure the
> Windows/Mac RDP client allows for this, too.
> 
> I have not tried NoMachine or TeamViewer, RDP is your best bet.
> 
> The console will allow me (windows 2012r2 guest) to set 1024x768 or 1280x1024
> (best).
> 
> I think "vga -std" might help with this. Why not submit a feature request?
> 
> --
> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> 
> Nux!
> www.nux.ro
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nux!" <nux@li.nux.ro>
>> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 18:12:28
>> Subject: Re: poor screen resolution
> 
>> Hello Andrei,
>> 
>> Are your guests started with "-vga std"? That enables you to use much higher
>> resolutions.
>> Installing stuff inside the guest will not change anything without that.
>> 
>> --
>> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
>> 
>> Nux!
>> www.nux.ro
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Andrei Mikhailovsky" <andrei@arhont.com>
>>> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 16:03:58
>>> Subject: poor screen resolution
>> 
>>> Hi CloudStackers,
>>> 
>>> I have been using ACS + KVM for several years and one of the annoying problems
>>> that I have is the maximum screen resolution with my virtual machines. The
>>> maximum that I get on both Windows and Linux vms is 1024x768, which was okay
>>> about 10-15 years ago, but is less than ideal nowadays. I did install virtual
>>> machine drivers (downloaded from Fedora) for my Windows vms, which has done
>>> absolutely nothing to increase the maximum screen resolution. I have tested
>>> both the native ACS console, the Teamviewer and NoMachine and all three
>>> graphical setups give me a maximum of 1024x768.
>>> 
>>> Could someone please help me to increase the screen resolution to something more
>>> usefull, like at least 1920x1080 or better?
>>> 
>>> Many thanks
>>> 
> > > Andrei

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