Re: xrandr confusion over different options that do the same thing
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On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:40:53PM +0800, Kai Hendry wrote: > I'm a bit confused by how xrandr seems to accomplish the same things > in two different ways. > > For example: > > xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768 VERSUS to xrandr -s 1366x768 > > xrandr --output HDMI1 --rotate left VERSUS xrandr -o left > > Of course I prefer `xrandr -s` or `xrandr -o` as it's easier, but the > --output style commands seem a little more reliable on the Xorg I'm > using http://download.webconverger.com/webc-12.3.txt > > Can someone care to educate me? Many thanks, The short options (-o, -s) are there for backwards compatibility with older xrandr versions that only supported a single output. As the manual page says, "they don't interact sensibly with [new-style] options on the same command line." Marius Gedminas -- I read I forget; I see I remember; I teach I understand.
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