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Old 06-24-07, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Multi-profile X feature linked to laptop suspend mode

I have an HP nw9440 mobile workstation (a monster of a laptop) running Fedora 7 that uses an nvidia quadro 1500 chip. I use the system mostly in a "desktop" mode, i.e. it is docked and drives two 24" Dell 1920x1200 monitors. All well and good until I want to undock and be mobile for a while. Putting the system to sleep and undocking works fine. Getting the system to do the right thing when it wakes up is the issue: it fails to find either external monitor not too surprisingly. I'm guessing that it will be a piece of work to achieve the goal at wakeup time of having the driver recognize that both of the configured monitors are unavailable and seamlessly (or as seamless as possible to the extent that the resolution is now likely very different) use the laptop LCD panel. My first inclination is to invent the notion of "multiple X profiles" such that the driver can choose an X configuration and restart based on available hardware. On the other hand, perhaps such a feature exists already in some fashion or is being developed somewhere. So I'm hoping this forum is a good place to start the ball rolling toward scratching this itch.

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