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I run android-x86 as VMware image, and I dedicated the whole second display for it. Display's resolution is 1024x768, but resolution in android is lower, it seems something about 800x480. Is there a way to change physical display resolution in Android to fit monitor resolution? I have a root access to the device.

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I know on VirtualBox you have to force it via the VBox config, so it's possible you may have to do something similar on VMWare. In other words, there was basically no way to do it within Android, it was dependent on the virtual machine's configuration. –  eldarerathis Oct 5 '12 at 13:39
    
@eldarerathis Really, I was able to set needed resolution by modifying kernel boot options. See my answer below for details. Thx for comment! –  Prizoff Oct 6 '12 at 13:15

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You could try LCDDensity to create the effect of a higher resolution. Not sure how this would look in a VM though.

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LCDDensity will not work. It doesn't change physical resolution, but only dpi. –  Prizoff Oct 5 '12 at 10:13
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Thanks to eldarerathis comment.

Indeed, I was able to set needed resolution by modifying kernel boot parameters. Instead of video=-16 in kernel boot options I use video=uvesa UVESA_MODE=1024x768 and all is working in native monitor resolution!

More detailed description is here (in Russian language).

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