Fwd: Re: user visible monitor hotplug events

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Mon Oct 24 14:39:31 PDT 2011

Am 24.10.2011 13:26, schrieb Aaron Plattner:
> On 10/24/2011 07:45 AM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
>> what's the way to get monitor hotplug events in a user desktop session?
>> I want to setup ICC profiles during monitor connections and
>> deconnections. Currently this is done inside Compiz. But I want to put
>> the setup code into a speperate application. Ideally this application
>> would be called on demand.
>> Is DBus the right thing to register to? If yes, how?
> RandR generates events when outputs change states.  You should listen
> for those events:
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/proto/randrproto/tree/randrproto.txt?id=randrproto-1.3.2#n326

I read this from a nvidia developer. Does that mean XRandR-1.3 is going
to be supported soon in the nvidia driver?

>> Code examples are welcome too if any.
> Michael Thayer's changes to xev to make it print the events might be a
> good place to start.
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/xev/commit/?id=7965bc6efbf5db244593735bbb98f0ffa759cd1a

This means, the setup application needs to stay active all the time like
a daemon, which I initially hoped to can circumvent.

Thanks for your hints and kind regards

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