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[mininet-discuss] (rtd) Re: Problem with Mininet Ubuntu14.04 32 bit console rows and columns [SOLVED]

Jim Showalter jim.showalter at
Sat Jul 22 06:55:49 PDT 2017

The problem has been resolved.  So I thought I would post the steps that 
worked for me.   Windows 10 is the host operating system and I am 
running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS packaged w/ Mininet to run under VirtualBox 
version 5.1.24.

First I downloaded the Ubuntu Mininet VM image from   I also wanted to ensure I had the 
correct Virtual Box guest editions by going to  I retrieved the ISO image 
file for 5.1.24.  Then I created an optical drive and mounted it with 
that image.

After starting the VM I logged in and proceeded as follows:

sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade

Ensure the virtual CD is mounted and then do
sudo bash

sudo apt-get -y install lxde-core lxde

Once I started my GUI I could resize it to full screen.  This worked for 
both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu.
In this case, the GUI is running within the guest OS.  Other suggestions 
were to install a Windows version of The X Window system and run the GUI 
on the host with the guest running the server.  I may try that in the 

I also created a host-only network adapter.  This was the easiest way 
for me to ssh into the guest from the host platform.

This solution was the result of piecing together responses to my earlier 
questions and from various sources on the web (and of course, reading 
the man pages).  Thanks to all!


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