Starting X with VGA on and LVDS off

Adam Jackson ajax at
Thu Jan 5 08:29:29 PST 2012

On Thu, 2012-01-05 at 17:07 +0100, Wolfgang Draxinger wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jan 2012 00:15:20 +0100
> Andre Majorel <aym-11x at> wrote:
> > What arguments do you pass to startx to enable the VGA output
> > and disable the LVDS output ?
> Technically not a startup option, but you can switch the output
> configuration right wenn your .xinitrc is executed, before starting the
> WM/DE. Add this as your first command in .xinitrc
> xrandr --output VGA1 --auto --output LVDS1 --off

Actually you need to do this _after_ the window manager has started.
Otherwise, once the xrandr command completes, the server will regenerate
and the output order will be reset.

- ajax
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