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    Default Change display configuration [internal||external||both]

    Hello Forum!

    I'm a new user of OpenSuSe11.4 on my Dell - Notebook.
    The propiertary nvidia-driver is installed and works good.

    Now the NB should be used in 2 ways:
    - Only with the internal Display
    - Only with the external Display if it is attached to HDMI/VGA

    Could I configure the X-System to switch automatically to HDMI/VGA and power down the internal display when an ext. TFT is attached?

    I only have found the opinion with generating 2 different xorg.conf - Files and switch them via GRUB-Entrys. ( Not really comfortable )

    Many Thanks for your help

    Stefan

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    Default Re: Change display configuration [internal||external||both]

    On 04/27/2011 11:36 AM, plinepa wrote:
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    > Now the NB should be used in 2 ways:


    -=welcome=- new poster!

    not that i can answer the question, but i do wonder what an "NB" is

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    Default Re: Change display configuration [internal||external||both]

    not that i can answer the question, but i do wonder what an "NB" is
    The OP means 'notebook'.

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    Default Re: Change display configuration [internal||external||both]

    Could I configure the X-System to switch automatically to HDMI/VGA and power down the internal display when an ext. TFT is attached?

    I only have found the opinion with generating 2 different xorg.conf - Files and switch them via GRUB-Entrys. ( Not really comfortable )
    There probably is a way, but the 'next best' method, might be to use 2 simple executable scripts launched via icons on your task bar (or desktop). I think 'xrandr' will give you the names of the output (even if using the nvidia driver AFAIU).

    Code:
    xrandr
    For example, to turn off a display output named LVDS

    Code:
    xrandr --output LVDS --off
    To turn back on

    Code:
    xrandr --output LVDS --auto
    The required xrandr commands can be added to the scripts as required.

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