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Command execution when HDMI or composite is detected

  • I have two script files, called hdmi and rca. They're basically doing a dirty job for preparing my setup for HDMI and composite (CRT TV).

    ./hdmidoes the following:

    mv /opt/retropie/configs/all/{videomodes.cfg,videomodes1.cfg}
    mv /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/shaders/shaders/{crt-pi1.glsl,crt-pi.glsl}

    And ./rca is this:

    mv /opt/retropie/configs/all/{videomodes1.cfg,videomodes.cfg}
    mv /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/shaders/shaders/{crt-pi.glsl,crt-pi1.glsl}

    Videomodes.cfg contains 240p signal settings which is a no-no for HDTVs while renaming crt-pi results in easily switching on/off my default shader that looks terrible on a CRT TV.

    I'm pretty happy with those but I have to run each script everytime I switch cables. Any solution for them to be executed on boot when each output is detected? Thanks in advance.

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    @matchaman Have you tried playing with the tvservice command to check if the HDMI is connected ? You could run the hdmi script if the HDMI is on, or the rca script otherwise.

    $ tvservice -s
    [HDMI CEA (16) RGB lim 16:9], 1920x1080 @ 60.00Hz, progressive

  • Thanks :)

    It seems that tvservice -s outputs the info to egrep so I simply addedthe following lines to rc.local before exit 0

    if (/usr/bin/tvservice -s | /bin/egrep 'HDMI|DVI') ; then

    Simple and neat!

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