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I have installed the most basic Arch Linux only with command line interface as guest OS on Windows using VMware. The problem is when I maximize the Vmware window, the Arch Linux console does not adjust to the full screen. How to do this without installing X window?

I also want to make copy-paste work to and fro from windows without installing X. Is it possible?

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a problem i had that you might be having is that vmware tools don't get loaded until after the screensize is determined. you could always just ssh in with putty...this solves both problems –  hbdgaf Jan 25 '11 at 22:47
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I think you're looking for VM-Ware tools tar installer. Directions for installation are here: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_newguest_tools_linux.html

Basically, vmware tools gets you more resolutions supported. It is possible to install it without X, but I haven't tested it on arch. I had mixed results on debian derivatives.

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a problem i had that you might be having is that vmware tools don't get loaded until after the screensize is determined. you could always just ssh in with putty...this solves both problems

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As far as I'm aware, there's no way to change a KMS framebuffer's resolution after booting.

Also, copy/paste won't work. There's really no such thing without a clipboard, now is there. ;)

If you want all the shiny VM integration features, you'll have to install Xorg.

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