I have an Asus EEE PC 701 laptop with 7" 800x480 screen running Debian Jessie with Openbox as a WM. As I try to maximally use all the capabilities of this laptop, I'm searching for a way to get a dynamically-configurable dual monitor setup, so that when I feel limited by this laptop's small screen, I can just attach an external monitor and it will work. However, there seems to be little or no information about it, keeping in mind that I have integrated Intel GPU with one VGA output. The question is - what should I install&&configure in order to just plug in a monitor in my laptop and instantly have my workspace extended?
You could write your own script and use
examples: check if new monitor is connected:
xrandr | grep -i conntected
But you can grep your new monitor.
xrandr | grep -i "The name of your monitor"
So if the command:
xrandr | grep -i "the name of your monitor" is true do something with it.
if (xrandr | grep -i "connected"); then echo "yes" # do something with the new monitor else # no new monitors connected do nothing echo "nope" fi