Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Change screen resolution of Ubuntu 12.10 on Parallels 7

When I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Parallel 7 and installed the Parallels Tools, it seems that the screen resolution is fixed to 800 x 600 pixels only. Gladly that there is a workaround for this problem. It is by using the Parallels Tools from Parallels 8. Credit to the post here: The steps are as follows:
  1. Download the trial version of Parallels 8.
  2. Mount the dmg file of Parallels 8.
  3. Open terminal, go to the mounted dmg, for example in my system I did like this:
    $ cd /Volumes/Parallels\ Desktop\ 8/
  4. Copy the iso file of the Parallel Tools to my home directory (or any directory), example:
    $ cp ./Parallels\ ~/
  5. Mount the iso from the Ubuntu 12.10, and upgrade the Parallels Tools from Ubuntu 12.10 terminal, example:
    $ cd /media/{your-Ubuntu-user}/Parallels\ Tools $ sudo ./install
That's all :)

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