I am running Ubuntu 10.04 as a host and Windows 7 as a guest on VMware workstation. However I am having issues in expanding my terminal on the same screen where I have Windows running in full screen mode. My laptop has a pretty decent configuration with 6GB memory and GeForce 8M (notebook) graphics card. But I am using the NVIDIA drivers that are available in the Ubuntu repo and not the latest one.
In order to resolve the slowness I wanted to try the latest NVIDIA drivers. With the help of my colleague I resolved it as follows:
- Downloaded the latest drivers from NVIDIA http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
- Hit Ctrl+Alt+F2 so that I am in the console mode
- Run the command sudo service gdm stop to stop the GNOME Display Manager
- sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current (this replaces the existing drivers)
- sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
- Move to the directory where you have downloaded the latest drivers and make it executable by chmod u+x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_*
- Execute the driver by running ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_*
- Choose the prompts that occurs during the installation accordingly
- When the installation is done run service gdm start (This starts the GNOME Display Manager)
- Hit Alt+F7 and this will take you in the graphical mode
- If you do not see NVIDIA Settings manager then simply run nvidia-settings in the terminal!
This made my system run really well and I am no longer having issues in expanding the terminal or any other window over the full screen Win7!