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Re: Running a script on monitor connect/disconnect

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:11:28 +0200, Ralf Jung wrote:

>> Just a quick note here. Not sure if you have tried with "krandrtray" or
>> better yet, as you are using the ATI closed drivers, you may test their
>> catalyst control center utility to handle video screens (resolution/
>> position, etc...).
>> I bet with the open radeon drivers this would be very easy to
>> achieve...

> I used krandr as well, but it has a bunch of bugs in 4.6 that got fixed
> for 4.7, so I went one level down and used xrandr directly. Even if
> krandr worked, I would not know how to set up a default configuration
> that's automatically applied on boot, or should it do that
> automatically? 

Settings applied from the xrandr applet can be stored in a file at your 
home user's profile so they are kept after booting and set as soon as you 
login (at least this is how it works in GNOME).

Time ago I read a very good doc that talked about this:


(hope not yet obsoleted...)

> I used to get a message from KDE saying a new screen was
> attached and whether I wanted to open the KCM module, but since the KCM
> module for display management has even more bugs than krandr, I disabled
> it and now I do not know how to get it back. Maybe doing so and
> upgrading to KDE 4.7 will indeed solve my issues (if the Plasma bugs I
> ran into got fixed as well).

I can't tell for KDE, I don't use it. Maybe someone that uses KDE as well 
as kxrandrtray can expand that information or helping you with this :-?
> On my old installation I used the AMD catalyst, it's horrible - changing
> the multi-monitor setup requires a reboot, and it meddles with the
> Xorg.conf in bad ways. Not to mention a strange screen overlap issue
> (one column of pixels from the left screen appearing on the right one).
> Really, what I got running now is already much better than anything I
> was able to do with that tool :D

Oh, I didn't know. The nvidia counterpart tool is very nice, maybe I 
overestimate the ATI one :-)

May I ask why not using the open source driver (radeon)? For non 
intensive 3D tasks should be just fine, in fact nowadays I'd say is the 
best shaped VGA open source driver available.



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