[arch-general] Disable auto-detection of a specific monitor
sean at seangreenslade.com
Thu May 18 19:08:26 UTC 2017
On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 01:23:20AM +0200, Maxence Sartiaux wrote:
> I'd like to know if there's a possibility to disable the
> auto-detection of a specific monitor / output.
> I explain my case, i have three monitor & a KVM PCI-Passthrough setup
> for gaming.
> When i start my vm i turn off my principal monitor via a libvirtd hook
> and it switch to windows. My second screen have a KVM switch between
> arch GPU & Windows GPU Third screen only on arch.
> When i switch the KVM for the second screen, Xorg re-detect my primary
> screen and turn it On, but i can't see all my windows because the
> monitor is still switched on the Windows GPU.
> My arch GPU is a GTX980 running on proprietary drivers.
You could write a script / set of scripts that issue the appropriate
xrandr commands to enable / disable that monitor output.
For example, I have the following bash aliases on my laptop to enable /
disable the VGA output:
alias extendvga='xrandr --output VGA1 --auto --right-of eDP1; xrandr --output eDP1 --primary'
alias retractvga='xrandr --output VGA1 --off'
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