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

Bob Lantz rlantz at
Sat Jul 22 09:34:38 PDT 2017

There is a FAQ entry on this. If you think it is incomplete you could add to it. 

On Jul 22, 2017, at 8:52 AM, Nina Nash John <nashnina0 at> wrote:

Hi Jim,
Thanks a lot. Lots of appreciations 

Best regards

Sent via  iPhone - apologies for typos and autocorrect!
> On 22 July 2017 at 15:55, Jim Showalter <jim.showalter at> wrote:
> 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 future.
> 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!
> Regards,
> Jim
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