I've recently bought a hdmi splitter the splitter is inactive, which means only one screen can be active at a time.
It's starting to get frustrating that my tv seems to have a higher priority than the monitor its shared with, and having to switch it off and on again to display. I'd prefer the monitor to have a higher priority and when i want to use the TV i'd simply turn off the monitor or run a script that switches it off. I've tried setting it active again with
But can't seem to get it to work.
The following is the connected screens
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 5760 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DVI-I-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 531mm x 299mm 1920x1080 60.00*+ 59.94 50.00 60.00 50.04 1680x1050 59.95 1440x900 59.89 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1280x960 60.00 1280x720 60.00 59.94 50.00 1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00 800x600 75.00 72.19 60.32 56.25 720x576 50.00 720x480 59.94 640x480 75.00 72.81 59.94 59.93 HDMI-0 connected 1920x1080+3840+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 530mm x 290mm 1280x720 60.00 + 59.94 1920x1080 60.00* 60.05 1680x1050 59.95 1600x900 60.00 1280x1024 60.02 1280x960 60.00 1152x720 60.00 1024x768 60.00 800x600 60.32 720x576 50.00 720x480 59.94 640x480 59.94 59.93 DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DVI-D-0 connected primary 1920x1080+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 598mm x 336mm 1920x1080 60.00*+ 1680x1050 59.95 1440x900 74.98 59.89 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1024x768 75.03 60.00 800x600 75.00 60.32 640x480 75.00 72.81 59.94 DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 is the connected TV and i believe that DVI-I-0 is the disconnected monitor i'm trying to activate.
I've tried switching it on by running
xrandr --output DVI-I-0 --auto
Without success, all i seem to be able to do is make the screens flicker when calling calling
xrandr --output HDMI-0 --auto with the TV as output.