I am currently using Manjaro (Arch Linux 4.9) and VirtualBox 5.1.26. How am I supposed to set the VM resolution to widescreen (eg. 1366 x 768)?
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You can change the resolution using
xrandr. Assuming you can still boot up your computer and use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to access a command prompt, you can type this to change to automatic resolution:
xrandr --display :0 --output VGA1 --auto
After the command has finished without any error you can use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to go back to the GUI and it should have the right resolution. Don't forget to change the resolution again, so that the configuration will be saved.
You may need to change
VGA1 to the name of your display output (type
xrandr --display:0 to see the outputs)
--auto isn't smart enough you can change it to e.g.
xrandr --display :0 --output VGA1 --mode 1366 x 768
, which will change the resolution to 1366 x 768 (again, type
xrandr --display:0 to see the possible resolution modes).
Check for the config file which should be this:
Resolution line back to
1366 x 768 and i was good:
<property name="Resolution" type="string" value="1366x768"/>