dispswitch(1) select the video output on a Toshiba laptop


dispswitch [ -ieshv ]


dispswitch allows the display device to be changed between internal, external and simultaneous. Without command line options it pops up a small window with three radio buttons. Clicking on an button will select the corresponding output. Alternatively a command line option can be specified to select the output device required.

For laptop models which are unsupport a suitable error message is provided.


-i, --internal
Select the internal LCD display panel.
-e, --external
Select the external VGA output.
-s, --simultaneous
Select both the internal LCD display panel and the external VGA output.
-h, --help
Display a short help message and exit.
-v, --version
Print the version number and exit.


Not really a bug but it only appears to work on Libretto's!


This program was written by Jonathan Buzzard ([email protected]) and may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for this program.