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Extend non-HiDPI external display above HiDPI internal display
#!/bin/sh
# extend non-HiDPI external display on DP* above HiDPI internal display eDP*
# see also https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI
# you may run into https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39949
# https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/883319
EXT=`xrandr --current | sed 's/^\(.*\) connected.*$/\1/p;d' | grep -v ^eDP | head -n 1`
INT=`xrandr --current | sed 's/^\(.*\) connected.*$/\1/p;d' | grep -v ^DP | head -n 1`
ext_w=`xrandr | sed 's/^'"${EXT}"' [^0-9]* \([0-9]\+\)x.*$/\1/p;d'`
ext_h=`xrandr | sed 's/^'"${EXT}"' [^0-9]* [0-9]\+x\([0-9]\+\).*$/\1/p;d'`
int_w=`xrandr | sed 's/^'"${INT}"' [^0-9]* \([0-9]\+\)x.*$/\1/p;d'`
off_w=`echo $(( ($int_w-$ext_w)/2 )) | sed 's/^-//'`
xrandr --output "${INT}" --auto --pos ${off_w}x${ext_h} --scale 1x1 --output "${EXT}" --auto --scale 2x2 --pos 0x0
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ashwinvis commented Sep 21, 2018

I have an easy to modify python script here with arguably more options: https://github.com/ashwinvis/xrandr-extend

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