[xmonad] Automatic switch to external monitor?

Jesper Reenberg jesper.reenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 00:42:12 CET 2012

On 26 January 2012 00:40, Jesper Reenberg <jesper.reenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24 January 2012 21:42, Tom Davis <tom at recursivedream.com> wrote:
>> I'm sure there's some way to do this via ACPI or whatever, but I'm not
>> familiar enough with it to know. Basically i need an action for "docked"
>> that will try running "dock on" and see what happens. Any thoughts?
> I have hacked some really nasty stuff together, hooking (un)dock events
> through an udev rule, which runs a shell script that exports my users
> xauthority and display settings and then tests whether or not the dock is
> present (thus determining if it was a dock og undock, as doing this in the
> udev rules with attributes didn't always work), and then use xrandr to set
> the monitors as i wan't. However most of this is IBM specific (i think).

And once more, such that everyone gets it (I'm used to the mail going to
the list when just hitting reply).

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