Fix Screen Resolution Problem in OS X Mavericks
If you use Mac OS X Mavericks in VMWare, you might encounter a screen resolution problem. Mac just show 4:3 screen ratio in display settings. You would not be able to get a full screen experience. According to this post, Apple decide to show just appropriate screen resolution based from your monitor. The aspect ratio is taken from VESA DDC EDID for the monitor. In VMWare, there is no monitor so there is no EDID. Thus, Mac decides the monitor is 4×3.
To solve this problem lets follow these simple steps. For your information, I did this trick in a fresh installed virtual machine. If you have modified the settings maybe it could affect this trick. Before you proceed, it is a good idea to update your system first.
- Install VMWare tools (darwin.iso). You can google if you don’t have it
- After that, download and install VMsvga2_v1.2.5_OS_10.9.pkg from here. Make sure you download the version for OS 10.9.
- Next, install guestd_patches.pkg. You can download this file from the Files section of VMsvga2 download link in SourceForge or click this link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/files/Display/
Congrats! Now your Mac can be full screen! 😀