Enable high resolutions in Linux VM’s

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Other

Something of a n00b post here, but I recently spun up an instance of the rather nice Elementary OS Linux distro and as is common with Linux, especially in a VM, the display mode was set to something horribly low that consumed a fraction of my screen. Thus, time to crack open the terminal and fix the problem:

Inside the editor change:


Obviously substitute 1920×1080 for your preferred resolution.
Save the file in nano and restart the VM.

You should find that the VM restarts at your chosen resolution.