ESX change Ubuntu VM resolution
When trying to change an Ubuntu desktop VM resolution, it would always crash and display a blank screen. The solution is to
- Make sure you've got
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools)
- Change the VM video memory from 8MB (default) to something higher. I set it at 20MB (probably overkill but whatever)
You should now be able to change the resolution to whatever. If not, try this command
xrandr -s 1280x800.