URandR now supports multiple profiles

This new release of URandR will finally allow you to save your settings without touching your xorg.conf (except for the virtual resolution).

URandR can now check if you’re using independent screens or cloned screens as you can see in the following screenshot:

Multi-screen settings

Furthermore you can now save your current settings to a profile. Currently there are four profiles which you can use to store your settings (home, office, conference, other). You might wonder what you can do with such profiles?

1) you can save your settings to a profile (e.g. your DVI screen is set to a resolution of 1600×1200 and is to the left of your laptop screen) and load them whenever you want without having to set the resolution and screen position every time.
2) you can choose to set a profile by default. so that when you enter your desktop your screens will be configured exactly as you want, without having to use URandR every time.

profiles settings

URandR doesn’t write your settings to the xorg.conf but uses profiles. Profiles are scripts containing all your settings. If you set a profile as the default profile, such script will be executed every time you enter a desktop session.

NOTES:
1) Only GNOME, KDE, XFCE are supported (therefore setting a default profile might not work with other desktop environments).
2) Only two screens are supported.
3) Your graphic driver must support RandR 1.2
4) The new packaging scripts will make URandR easy to install on Debian (thanks to Cyril Brulebois).
5) You will find URandR in the System/Preferences menu in GNOME and in the Settings menu in KDE.

You can get URandR here.

Constructive criticism is welcome.

P.S. Yes, I will give you a version of Envy with Nvidia’s beta driver before Christmas.

EDIT: Thanks to Alex Launi now URandR works well with ldap

12 thoughts on “URandR now supports multiple profiles

  1. I would really like if during the process Envy could automaticaly enable AIXGL.

    Thanks in advance, it would be very appreciated.

    Cygoku

    P.S.: Thanks for your last advice, it worked perfectly.

  2. Dear Alberto
    Thanks for ENVY, I have 1st version of Envy 0.9.9 installed, so should I keep updating this?

    Because I see you Have a new Envy 0.9.9 ubuntu2 out now, so should I download and update?

    thanks

    ps: by the way I have huge problems with video (just black screens) no real performance gain, suspend hibernate does not work.

    DELL Inspiron 6400/1505e, 2 GB Ram, Intel CoreDuo T2500 @ 2.00GHz
    ATi X1400 (1680×1050 widescreen) 128MB, Intel 3945 PRO/Wireless
    120GB (partitioned:sda1 /, sda2 /home, “sda3 /windows” & 1.5GB Swap)

  3. Hello Alberto
    (I have posted an example video of the flickering here)
    Please Help! – Video flickers like crazy – what can I do?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=635760

    Compiz enabled, now intense flicker in Videos, watching photo and Google Earth
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=637175

    The two links on the top are the posts I started to fix my problem with the black video when watching a movie.
    =======
    ok, i did the glxinfo you asked me for, but it’s a long one I hope it’s ok to post here, otherwise i can make a post at ubuntuforums.org and then post the link here.

    mozart@network:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2
    server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
    client glx vendor string: SGI
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
    GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_swap_control,
    GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control,
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
    GLX version: 1.2
    GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7059 Release
    OpenGL extensions:
    GL_AMD_performance_monitor, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers,
    GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_multisample,
    GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object,
    GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shader_objects,
    GL_ARB_shading_language_100, GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shadow_ambient,
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_float,
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_rectangle,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object,
    GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader, GL_ARB_window_pos,
    GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap, GL_ATI_fragment_shader,
    GL_ATI_meminfo, GL_ATI_separate_stencil, GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc,
    GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3, GL_ATI_texture_float, GL_EXT_bgra,
    GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
    GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_copy_texture,
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object,
    GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
    GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil, GL_EXT_packed_pixels,
    GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
    GL_EXT_subtexture, GL_EXT_texgen_reflection, GL_EXT_texture3D,
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias,
    GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_object,
    GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
    GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
    GL_WIN_swap_hint, WGL_EXT_swap_control

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  4. Thanx for the tool! Really usefull!
    Would it be possible to choose the profile’s name and have as many as one wants?
    Thanx again!

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