Notification on output hotplug

Ross Burton ross at
Wed May 7 13:30:03 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 23:15 +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 09:12:49PM +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> > Is there some way for X clients to be notified when output devices are
> > hotplugged?  I have a script that I manually run when I plug in my
> > external monitor (xrandr, change wallpaper, etc) which I'd like to have
> > ran automatically instead.
> See RROutputChangeNotifyEvent.  Unfortunately, this only really works
> for TMDS/DVI, as VGA requires polling.

An option to poll would be much appreciated...

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