Since the launch of the ESXi-Arm Fling, I have often seen the question of changing the screen resolution of the virtual machines. Unfortnately ESXi for Arm comes with a new, not final, version of the VMware virtual SVGA adapter, and there is at the moment no driver available for Guest OSes.
As a result, it is not possible to change the screen resolution from Linux or from any other OS. But all hope is not lost, you can ask grub to request the screen resolution using its EFI GOP driver.
From an ubuntu 20.04, you can edit
/etc/default/grub, and put the resolution you want into the
Then run the
sudo update-grub2 command, reboot, and voilà!
The maximum screen resolution you can use depends on the virtual video card memory size. Here is a quick table from my experiments:
|Video memory size (MB)||Maximum screen resolution|
|4||1152 x 864|
|8||1600 x 1200|
|16||2048 x 1536|
Finally, you can list the available video modes directly from grub with the