Kali Linux screen resolution changes every time

Discussion in 'Linux Virtual Machine' started by AlbertP5, Jan 15, 2022.

  1. AlbertP5

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    I am using Parallels 17 and my screen resolution is set to "more spaced" - using retina screen resolution. However in the guest OS things are a little bit hard to read, so I am manually changing the screen res to 2560x1600. All is well, but whenever I reboot / restart the VM the screen resolution goes back to the full retina 3300x2100 or something similar.

    I do not have the option to specify the screen resolution as linked here: https://kb.parallels.com/116141 which also seem to pertain to a Windows guest OS.

    Has anyone had any luck setting it up for it to stay that way forever?
  2. RaziqueM

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    Hi Albert,
    if you are using Gnome, you can do the following:
    sudo vim /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.interface.gschema.xml

    Find the scaling-factor setting and change it as follows:
    <key name="scaling-factor" type="u">

    And reboot, this will force Gnome to use a default scaling of 200%. If you are stuck at boot, press CTRL + ALT + F2 to start in text-based prompt.

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