The last time I’ve tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.02 in VirtualBox, I got a very low screen resolution of 640×480, and xrandr was reporting it’s the only resolution available; not good because I could only use half of each window. This was the first time I came across this issue and don’t really care what caused it, but, searching around the web, I found various possible quick fixes, not of them actually working.

All you need to do is to install Guest Additions. That’s all! ;-)

How to fix VirtualBox and Ubuntu 14.04.2 low resolution (640×480) issue

1. First of all, boot Ubuntu in the VirtualBox, enter username/password in login window.

2. Go to (VirtualBox) Devices – Insert Guest Additions CD image..

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3. Confirm what you want to do

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4. Enter your password

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5. Wait for installation

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6. Reboot Ubuntu and enjoy!

VirtualBox and Ubuntu 14.04 Low Resolution (640×480) Fix
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