Difference: VirtualBox (5 vs. 6)

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 A virtual machine can be shutdown either from inside the virtual machine (using /sbin/shutdown as root) or by selecting APCI Shutdown from the Machine pull down menu on the virtual machine window.

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Changing The Screen Resolution On A Scientific Linux Virtual Machine

The following works on SL5 only: start up the virtual machine and edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf by default the last section should be:

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
#                Modes "1440x900"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

uncomment the Modes line by removing the # and change the resolution as required. New laptops have a screen resolution of 1440x900, older laptops have 1280x1024 or 1024x768. After changing /etc/X11/xorg.conf reboot the virtual machine.

 -- AndrewPickford - 12 Aug 20009

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