One-Click Switch for External Monitor
amichai at iglu.org.il
Mon Apr 15 19:35:49 UTC 2013
I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS box with an nVidia GForce 210 Video Card in it
(driver version 304.88).
I have a 17" Samsung 932BF monitor connected to the DVI port and a Generic
(=no brand) 26" LCD TV connected to the HDMI port.
This TV is capable of 1366x768 (16:9) resolution. My monitor is set @
1280x1024 (4:3) Resolution.
I am using the nVidia X Srver Settings GUI tool to manage the TV.
The problem: every time I restart the computer or log in, the HDMI port is
activated automatically @ 640x480 resolution in TiwinView mode in the
Absolute position as an extension to my monitor.
Also, I have to open the Sound Settings panel and manually switch to the
HDMI sound port.
What I'd like:
I'd like to control when the HDMI gets activated (i.e. - should stay
disabled unless I activate it)
I'd like to have an icon that activates the HDMI port with the correct
resolution (the previously mentioned resolution is not on the list - I have
1920x1080 instead) and switch the sound to the HDMI output.
I don't mind running a script from CLI, in fact I prefer it.
How do I make Ubuntu identify the TV correctly? In the past I used to edit
the section in the /etc/X11/Xorg.conf file...
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