Sample Fn-F7 script

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This setup will let you use fn-F7 key combination to toggle between internal, external, or both screens. Tested on ThinkPad X60s running Fedora 8.

Note: you will need to change the internal and external resolution until someone fixes this script to figure it out from xrandr, you may also need to change output names from "VGA" and "LVDS" to what your xrandr tells you.

Create /etc/acpi/events/thinkpad.conf:

# fn-F7
event=ibm/hotkey HKEY 00000080 00001007
action=/usr/local/sbin/thinkpad-fn-f7

Create /usr/local/sbin/thinkpad-fn-f7:

#!/bin/sh
#@ seva sevatech.com

EXTERNAL_OUTPUT=VGA
INTERNAL_OUTPUT=LVDS


EXTERNAL_LOCATION="--left-of $INTERNAL_OUTPUT"

# This is to figure out which X11 display to work on
SU="su $(w -h -s | grep ":[0-9]" | head -1 | awk '{print $1}') -c"
export DISPLAY=$(w -h -s | grep ":[0-9]" | head -1 | awk '{print $3}')

# Save the state to the file until we can figure it out by running xrandr
STATE_FILE=/var/lib/thinkpad/screen.state;
if [ ! -e $STATE_FILE ]; then
       echo "internal" > $STATE_FILE
fi

STATE=$(cat $STATE_FILE)

function screen_external(){
       $SU "xrandr --output $INTERNAL_OUTPUT --off"
       $SU "xrandr --output $EXTERNAL_OUTPUT --auto"
       echo "external" > $STATE_FILE
}

function screen_internal(){
       $SU "xrandr --output $EXTERNAL_OUTPUT --off"
       $SU "xrandr --output $INTERNAL_OUTPUT --auto"
       echo "internal" > $STATE_FILE
}

function screen_mirror(){
       $SU "xrandr --output $INTERNAL_OUTPUT --auto"
       $SU "xrandr --output $EXTERNAL_OUTPUT --auto --same-as $INTERNAL_OUTPUT"
       echo "mirror" > $STATE_FILE
}

function screen_both(){
       $SU "xrandr --output $INTERNAL_OUTPUT --auto"
       $SU "xrandr --output $EXTERNAL_OUTPUT --auto $EXTERNAL_LOCATION"
       echo "both" > $STATE_FILE
}

function screen_toggle(){
       case "$STATE" in
               internal)
                       screen_mirror
                       ;;
               mirror)
                       screen_external
                       ;;
               external)
                       screen_both
                       ;;
               both)
                       screen_internal
                       ;;
               *)
                       screen_internal
                       ;;
       esac
}

# What should we do?
DO="$1"
if [ -z "$DO" ]; then
       DO=$(basename $0)
fi
if [ -z "$DO" ]; then
       DO="internal"
fi

case "$DO" in
       toggle|thinkpad-fn-f7)
               echo wtf
               screen_toggle
               ;;
       internal)
               screen_internal
               ;;
       external)
               screen_external
               ;;
       mirror)
               screen_mirror
               ;;
       both)
               screen_both
               ;;
       status)
               echo $STATE
               ;;
       *)
               echo "usage: $0 <command>" >&2
               echo >&2
               echo "  commands:" >&2
               echo "          status" >&2
               echo "          internal" >&2
               echo "          external" >&2
               echo "          mirror" >&2
               echo "          both" >&2
               echo "          toggle" >&2
               echo >&2
               echo "  If no command is given default is internal" >&2
               ;;
esac

As root,

mkdir -p /var/lib/thinkpad
echo "internal" > /var/lib/thinkpad/screen.state
chmod 755 /usr/local/sbin/thinkpad-fn-f7
service acpid restart