Retrieving monitor connection information

Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at
Thu Sep 1 10:53:30 UTC 2022

On 1 Sep 2022, at 12:26, Simon Ser wrote:

>> A medical device outputs a camera display to each of four monitors,
>> attached to display port connectors on the graphics card. There is a
>> 1:1 relationship between camera outputs and displays, and a UI allows
>> assigning a specific camera output to a specific display port output.
> It seems like would be useful for this purpose.
> wl_output.description contains a human-readable string which can be
> included in the UI.
> Note, do not assume that will have any defined format.
> Some compositors will send e.g. "DP-2", some will send an arbitrary ID
> such as "CD6767WZ", etc.

In the described use-case compositor is most likely known and fixed.


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