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Re: Configuring X for two possible screens

I would make 2 XF86Config files (eg. one called XF86Config-int and one
called XF86Config-ext) and create to scripts (eg. startx-internal and
startx-monitor), in those scripts, a file /etc/X11/XF86Config is removed,
a symlink is made to the needed config file, with the name
/etc/X11/XF86Config, after that startx 'll be executed.

Example for startx-monitor:


rm -f /etc/X11/XF86Config # Remove old symlink
ln -s /etc/X11/XF86Config-ext /etc/X11/XF86Config # Create correct symlink
/usr/bin/X11/startx # startx

You can create another script similar like this for the internal monitor.

Ron Rademaker

On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Moore, Paul wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a laptop which I can run either using the internal 800x600 screen, or
> an external monitor which will run at 1024x768. I'd like to be able to set
> up the system so that I can start X to run on whichever is connected (eg, I
> could have aliases startx-internal and startx-monitor).
> I can set up an XF86Config file which includes monitor definitions for both
> monitors. The vide card is the same in both cases. What I don't know, and
> can't find in the online docs, is how to run startx to tell it which monitor
> is currently plugged in... I guess I may need to add more stuff to my
> XF86Config - I just don't know what!
> Any hints, pointers to relevant documentation or preferably complete
> solutions (:-)) gratefully accepted.
> Paul.
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