Tiny VM Window after starting into windows.

Hi, I want to install windows on my i3 Manjaro but it keeps on changing the windows size to something unusable after launching into windows installer and setup. I was able to go through the installer through the tiny screen virtualbox provides you thinking that it was only an installer problem.

Here is what it looks like: https://imgur.com/a/4a7CIqF

It can go through POST and stuff fine but right after the setup/installer screen pops up, becomes the tiny window in red in the second picture.

I've gone through the instructions here: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=VirtualBox including installing the guest-utils, adding user to group, and rebooting twice. I have no idea what to do now. Plz help.

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Maximize the window?


I think it is the known virtualbox tiny window issue in i3wm.

The patch by kekek in post no. 2 will do the trick. You can git clone the files offered by torvic (post no. 13) by typing the following in the terminal:

git clone https://github.com/torvic9/virtualbox.git

Then run:

makepkg -s

and install all relevant packages.

See also:

Especially see the posts by torvic.

Hope this helps.

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Note that I haven't updated it for 6.0.12 yet.

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@anon23612428 Thank you for the info. The regular version in the community repository is still version 6.0.10, too. Will your package build get updated when version 6.0.12 is available in the stable repository?

I could update it now, but it's not a high priority.
I think it should be updated in 2 or 3 days.

Yes, of course. I was just curious. Thank you very much for your contribution and the hard work.

It is not really my work. The patch is not from me.
Actually I haven't used i3 in over half a year... :slight_smile:

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