[ltp] autodetecting ext. monitor presence
Wed, 05 Nov 2003 23:32:19 +0100
> You could do the autodetection on startup with a X wrapper script that
> looks something like this:
> --- cut here ---
> if [ `tpctl --io | grep "bus" | cut -c41` == "Y" ]; then startx --
> -layout Multihead; else startx -- -layout Singlehead; fi
> Of course you will need to have thinkpad and tpctl packages installed.
> --- cut here, fold in two times in the middle and put in your pocket ---
Ooops, was a little distracted while writing these lines.
However, forgot to mention:
[ `tpctl --io | grep "bus" | cut -c41` == "Y" ]
only probes for connected dock,
but you can probe for the monitor being connected directly with
[ `tpctl --id | grep "monitor type" | cut -c41` != 0 ]