Monday, May 10, 2010

nvidia auto display

I've created a little shell script which allows me to avoid continuously struggling with nvidia-settings in order to manually switch monitor resolution on my MacBook pro 5,3 running ubuntu linux.

  • you plug your external screen and it automatically switches to it, changing resolution and resizing the desktop
  • useful on laptops with nvidia graphic card and nvidia proprietary drivers
  • behaves more or less like on MacOS X
  • works also after standby

Hope you find it useful.