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Script only has effect when i3 is restarted

asked 2015-06-22 21:10:25 +0000

Pinyaka gravatar image

I have the following last line in my .i3/config file:

exec_always --no-startup-id /home/will/etc/will-laptop/scripts/

The script (below) just executes some xrandr stuff, but the modified resolutions don't take effect the first time i3 is started. If I restart i3 or execute the script from a command line, it seems to run just fine. I've tried removing the path with no effect. I've tried running it as exec i3-msg 'exec' with no effect. The i3 debugging output says that it's running the script and there's no error or anything. Any help?



if (xrandr | grep "$Primary connected"); then
    xrandr --output $Primary --primary --mode 1920x1080 --refresh 60
    xrandr --output $Default --off
    if (xrandr | grep "$Secondary connected"); then
        xrandr --output $Secondary --pos 1920x0 --mode 1600x1200  --refresh 60

nitrogen --restore
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answered 2015-06-23 06:47:17 +0000

oberon gravatar image

updated 2015-06-23 06:47:41 +0000

Would it be possible that the script needs to be delayed to be effective? You could try running it after a leading exec sleep 5 && ...

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That seems a bit kludgey, but it showed that the problem is with xrandr and not with i3.

Pinyaka gravatar imagePinyaka ( 2015-06-23 17:44:05 +0000 )edit

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