Laptop external display hotplugging

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

Hate having to switch to a second display or projector with your laptop?
Here's your solution. Install this package to your Ubuntu laptop and whenever you plug in an external monitor or projector, the laptop will change to using the projector instantly and automatically.


To install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hughescih/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install autoswitcher


Testing:
- Works on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04
- Tested on Nvidia graphics cards
- Should work just fine on Intel and ATI cards
Last changelog:

8 years ago

2.0.0 : New AppIndicator menu. Support for clone desktop, extend desktop. Remembers settings after reboot and applies them. Menu hides if no external display detected.

1.0.3 : After a reboot, it will switch back to the second monitor on startup if connected.

cwickert

8 years ago

So how would one package this for other distros if all people are publishing are Ubuntu binaries?

Where is the sourcecode and why is it not linked from this page?

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brainvision

8 years ago

bla bla bla bla!

the same for you, man!

all my contents are posted at gnome-look.org; I'm a slackware package; I don't have knowledge on programming, but I don't think you have it, too..

anyway.. remember that if you know ubuntu, all you know is ubuntu! (I will not mention other half of the sentence, it's not so important)..

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gnumdk

8 years ago

>the same for you, man!

I do not have time to loose trolling about Ubuntu...

>all my contents are posted at gnome-
>look.org; I'm a slackware package; I
>don't have knowledge on programming,

Great, so where is the problem ? Do you wan't someone to tell you that posting slackware stuff sux ?

>but I don't think you have it, too..

Compiz, Rekonq, Oxygen-gtk, ...

Sorry but i hate Ubuntu haters (and i don't use Ubuntu).

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brainvision

8 years ago

you are the troll, man, 'cause if only a person try to say something that you don't like that's the result..

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brainvision

8 years ago

yes exactly.. but this is a place for linux lovers,not ubuntu users!

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

This is also a place where people post things that they build for the community at no cost.
If someone brought cookies they baked themselves to a party, would you harass that person because they didn't make cookies in your favorite flavor?
Just because someone didn't make it for 'whatever-you-use-distro' does not suddenly entitle you to troll this site and harass other developers trying to help others have a better experience.
It's open source, if it's not right for you, take it, fix it, publish it yourself.
I built this because it solves a problem I was having. I didn't have to put it up on this site. In case it was of use to someone out there, it is put up here and packaged it with an installer. If you don't like free software, don't download it!
Nobody obliges me to make my software work for every single distribution known to man... lease of all yourself.

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brainvision

8 years ago

yes man you are right.. the problem in fact is not the single contribution, but all the big number of contributions ONLY for ubuntu: themes, wallpapers, icons etc. etc. A large part of them are branded ubuntu, the rest are packaged for it!
you can understand that a non-ubuntu user coul start to think that something is wrong.. can't you??

but anyway I don't want to troll nothing and nobody, I can assure you! sorry if my post looked like it!!

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Are you still upset that your video store doesn't have BetaMax?
Things come and go, and currently Ubuntu is gaining popularity with a larger and more mainstream crowd. With a greater base of users, and more popularity and media attention it is hardly surprising that the content on this site is growing organically towards ubuntu. Standing up to it would be like Egypt's Mubarek resisting popular uprising. As linux distros mature, there becomes less need to have 30+ distributions all promoting limited subsets of different ideas, and consolidating them helps developers hone their work in on accelerating the progress of a few distributions.

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xyzzymagicat

8 years ago

Not trolling, but for whatever it's worth: most of the content that's not for Ubuntu (here or elsewhere) also doesn't specify a distro or use a distro-specific repository; at most it uses a particular packaging type that most other distros also read. (DEBs packaged for Ubuntu often won't run even on other Debian-based distros.)

That's just something I've noticed as a "mainstream" user since leaving Ubuntu behind a year ago. The attitude folks from those other distros have is that the distros are like family members or flavors -- the real rivals are Windows & OS X. (I also noticed that the idea of Ubuntu being more user-friendly was already an outdated myth.)

I hope you have a good week!

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brainvision

8 years ago

?

ok,ok.. stop please! sorry again but please stop, ok?
thanks..

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Care to elaborate on your point in complete and meaningful sentences?

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8 years ago

2.0.0 : New AppIndicator menu. Support for clone desktop, extend desktop. Remembers settings after reboot and applies them. Menu hides if no external display detected.

1.0.3 : After a reboot, it will switch back to the second monitor on startup if connected.

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