[Debian-eeepc-devel] vga-toggle.sh with additional features

Valtteri Vuorikoski vuori at sci.fi
Mon Sep 29 16:36:41 UTC 2008

If someone is interested, I've rewritten the eeepc-acpi-scripts vga- 
toggle script to allow switching between mirror, dualhead and external  
vga only modes with Fn+F5. You can get my version from http://www.notcom.org/forum/vga-toggle.sh 
  . Make a backup of your existing /etc/acpi/actions/vga-toggle.sh and  
copy the new script to that location. Don't forget to chmod a+x /etc/ 

  I have only tested it with the 901, but I think it should work with  
the older models too. By default it will cycle internal display ->  
mirror -> dualhead -> external display -> internal display, but you  
can set  DUALHEAD_ENABLE=false or MIRROR_ENABLE=false in /etc/default/ 
eeepc-acpi-scripts to change this. Setting ENABLE_OSD=yes should give  
you informative notifications.

For dualhead to work, you need to add the following to the Screen  
section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restart X:

Subsection "Display"
        Virtual 2048 2048

If it doesn't seem to work, try running the script from a shell window  
and see what it says.


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