Package Details: disper

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Package Base: disper
Description: An on-the-fly display switch utility, intended to be used on laptops, especially with nVidia cards.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Schnouki
Maintainer: Schnouki (chimpanzee)
Last Packager: Schnouki
Votes: 117
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2009-01-23 02:01
Last Updated: 2018-08-24 08:26

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Anonymous comment on 2011-07-26 11:11

Yes, I did try nVidia-settings and it doesn't get the right resolution either. It did perfectly when I ran it in Ubuntu with the same PC and the same monitor though :S.

Schnouki commented on 2011-07-26 11:05

Have you tried running nvidia-settings? Does it detect your VGA monitor correctly, with all the available resolutions? If it does, then there may be a problem in disper and you should file a bug on

As for forcing the resolution by hand, I think you should try it that way: "disper -e -r auto,1024x768". (Not sure though, I never used "-r" :))

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-26 10:09

Hello, I have an Asus laptop with nVidia 9300m GS and an external VGA connection that xrandr doesn't detect but disper does perfectly :D. So thanks a lot. Just a little issue I have is that disper doesn't get the resolutions right (it just detects 320x240 and 640x480 when the monitor handles upto 1024x768). If I try to force the resolution manually with:
disper -r "1024x768"
it doesn't work (it just leaves the secondary screen completely black).
My 10-monitor.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ is:

GNU nano 2.2.6 File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
Option "Enable" "True"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "NoLogo" "1"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0" #Collapse Monitor and Device section to Screen section
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24 #Choose the depth (16||24)
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800_75.00" #Choose the resolution

Is there anyway (changing that file or otherwise) you might help get the resolution list right?

Schnouki commented on 2010-10-06 00:01

Fixed, thanks.

Anonymous comment on 2010-10-05 11:33

This package required an update due to the new major Python transition that is coming.

Proposed update to the PKGBUILD: