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update-monitor-position with profile support.
# -------------------------------------------------
# Get monitors configuration from monitor.xml and apply it for current user session.
# In case of multiple definitions in monitor.xml only first one is used.
# See
# for instructions
# Parameters :
# $1 : profile name, loaded from $HOME/.config/monitors-$1.xml"
# $2 : waiting time in sec. before forcing configuration (optional)
# Revision history :
# 19/04/2014, V1.0 - Creation by N. Bernaerts
# 10/07/2014, V1.1 - Wait 5 seconds for X to fully initialize
# 01/09/2014, V1.2 - Correct NULL file bug (thanks to Ivan Harmady) and handle rotation
# 07/10/2014, V1.3 - Add monitors size and rate handling (idea from jescalante)
# 08/10/2014, V1.4 - Handle primary display parameter
# 08/12/2014, V1.5 - Waiting time in seconds becomes a parameter
# 23/08/2017, V1.6 - Support multiple profiles (~relet)
# -------------------------------------------------
# monitor.xml profile path
if [ -e "$HOME/.config/monitors-${PROFILE}.xml" ]; then
# get number of declared monitors
NUM=$(xmllint --xpath 'count(//monitors/configuration['1']/output)' $MONITOR_XML)
# loop thru declared monitors to create the command line parameters
for (( i=1; i<=$NUM; i++)); do
# get attributes of current monitor (name and x & y positions)
NAME=$(xmllint --xpath 'string(//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/@name)' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
POS_X=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/x/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
POS_Y=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/y/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
ROTATE=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/rotation/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
WIDTH=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/width/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
HEIGHT=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/height/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
RATE=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/rate/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
PRIMARY=$(xmllint --xpath '//monitors/configuration['1']/output['$i']/primary/text()' $MONITOR_XML 2>/dev/null)
# if position is defined for current monitor, add its position and orientation to command line parameters
[ -n "$POS_X" ] && PARAM_ARR=("${PARAM_ARR[@]}" "--output" "$NAME" "--pos" "${POS_X}x${POS_Y}" "--fbmm" "${WIDTH}x${HEIGHT}" "--rate" "$RATE" "--rotate" "$ROTATE")
# if monitor is defined as primary, adds it to command line parameters
[ "$PRIMARY" = "yes" ] && PARAM_ARR=("${PARAM_ARR[@]}" "--primary")
# if needed, wait for some seconds (for X to finish initialisation)
[ -n "$DELAY" ] && sleep $DELAY
# position all monitors
xrandr "${PARAM_ARR[@]}"
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