Change login manager output in sway

Hello people,
I am playing with sway garuda linux edition on an older docked laptop. Tbh, I wanted to disable the monitor screen in bios, but it is not possible and it is being used even when it is not connected physically. I managed to disable it automatically when i log in, but the login manager still pops up on the screen i do not want it to.
Could you guys please give me any advice on how could i change it?

My output from swaymsg -t get_outputs:

Output HDMI-A-1 'Dell Inc. DELL SE2416H P7HT872S05WB' (focused)
  Current mode: 1920x1080 @ 60.000 Hz
  Position: 1920,0
  Scale factor: 1.000000
  Scale filter: nearest
  Subpixel hinting: unknown
  Transform: normal
  Workspace: 1
  Max render time: off
  Adaptive sync: disabled
  Available modes:
    1920x1080 @ 60.000 Hz
    1920x1080 @ 60.000 Hz
    1920x1080 @ 59.940 Hz
    1920x1080 @ 50.000 Hz
    1600x900 @ 60.000 Hz
    1280x1024 @ 75.025 Hz
    1280x1024 @ 60.020 Hz
    1152x864 @ 75.000 Hz
    1280x720 @ 60.000 Hz
    1280x720 @ 60.000 Hz
    1280x720 @ 59.940 Hz
    1280x720 @ 50.000 Hz
    1024x768 @ 75.029 Hz
    1024x768 @ 60.004 Hz
    800x600 @ 75.000 Hz
    800x600 @ 60.317 Hz
    720x576 @ 50.000 Hz
    720x480 @ 60.000 Hz
    720x480 @ 60.000 Hz
    720x480 @ 59.940 Hz
    720x480 @ 59.940 Hz
    720x480 @ 59.940 Hz
    640x480 @ 75.000 Hz
    640x480 @ 60.000 Hz
    640x480 @ 59.940 Hz
    640x480 @ 59.940 Hz
    720x400 @ 70.082 Hz

Output LVDS-1 'Chi Mei Optoelectronics corp. 0x1726 0x00000000' (inactive)
  Available modes:
    1920x1080 @ 60.020 Hz

My output from the required command:

  Kernel: 5.16.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=a3af92b9-c79d-4ca2-9af9-7db519bc4fe3 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: sway 1.7 vt: 1 dm: N/A Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: N73SV v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: N73SV v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    BIOS: American Megatrends v: N73SV.306 date: 08/18/2011
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-2630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 0x2F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 820 high: 967 min/max: 800/2900 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 967 2: 798 3: 798
    4: 798 5: 805 6: 798 7: 798 8: 798 bogomips: 31926
  Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0116
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] driver: N/A
    alternate: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0df4
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 UVC 2M WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-1.2:3 chip-ID: 13d3:5205 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: wayland server: compositor: sway v: 1.7 driver:
    loaded: N/A display-ID: 1 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0bea class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.47 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:0083 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: atl1c v: kernel port: 9000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:1083
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: ASUSTek BT-270 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-1.5:4 chip-ID: 0b05:1788 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 698.64 GiB used: 9.36 GiB (1.3%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD7500BPKT-80PK4T0 size: 698.64 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
    rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / raw-size: 698.63 GiB size: 698.63 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 9.36 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 698.63 GiB size: 698.63 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 9.36 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 698.63 GiB size: 698.63 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 9.36 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 698.63 GiB size: 698.63 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 9.36 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 261 Uptime: 12m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.67 GiB
  used: 2.25 GiB (29.3%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1285 lib: 336 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1
  default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda (2.5.5-1):
  System install date:     2022-02-23
  Last full system update: 2022-02-23
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

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ok, sure, will do next time
and thank you :))

@johnyssho Edit your post please :smiley:

What is this exactly? I'm unsure. Is it something to actually do with sway?

Also! Welcome to Garuda!

No, I mean BIOS, the base PC firmware.

What was your method for doing that?

I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong here: the login manager is QTGreetd, and my understanding is it launches Sway. So Sway hasn't started yet when you are logging in--thus whatever you finagled to keep the session off of the laptop screen hasn't kicked in yet.


You are correct it is Greetd (~kennylevinsen/greetd - sourcehut git) which is a display manager / login manager. It actually verifies the user and then launches sway. They are different environments totally.


I'm guessing you would have to figure out how to execute a command to turn off the monitor in Greetd. Maybe using the command section of the [default] in the config for Greetd might work. But I'm not sure.

Something like this where you replace DP-1 with the actual monitor identity.
swaymsg output DP-1 disable

I haven't done it, and don't know if you can call swaymsg outside of a sway session so I don't know if it would work at all...

Actually you could edit the config file possibly from the command that is already there which is located in /etc/greetd/swayconfig

The swayconfig file has
exec "qtgreet; swamsg exit" and you could just add to it
exec qtgreet; swaymsg output LVDS-1 disable; swaymsg exit and test it out.

But I'm not going to guarantee that this is going to destroy your setup.

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My method was, that I edited the output sway config file.
Added this line:
output LVDS-1 disable
And it worked.

Gonna try that in a moment, will report back.

Ok. I did this:
exec "qtgreet; swaymsg output LVDS-1 disable; swaymsg output HDMI-A-1 enable; swaymsg exit
But It did not change anything.
But still, thank you very much :)))
All of you.

Yes, tried this as well, but it did not work. It actually made greetd fail, so, don't do that. :))
But, thank you for your reply.