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I'm using an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to a TV to watch movies etc. What I'm looking for is somehow automatically do something whenever an HDMI cable is connected:

1. The audio should be transferred to the TV.
2. The display on the laptop should be turned off.

Apparently the first one is something almost impossible. I found this script (http://askubuntu.com/a/265539) which I used and at first it worked completely fine, with one little flaw. The sound output switches to HDMI when an HDMI cable is connected, but it won't switch back to the laptop when it's disconnected. But after a few tries it stopped working completely.
The second one is still a mystery, and I hadn't find anything to do that.
Is there anyway to do so without all these hassles? Windows does this easily and it's kind of disappointing to see my beloved OS struggling to work as it should.
Any help is much much appreciated.
03-11-2013, 04:22 PM
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