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diablo75
March 24th, 2009, 09:00 PM
Lets say I have one of those monitors that can rotate by 90-degrees, giving me a much longer looking monitor instead of wide (common for desktop publishing and document writing). Someone I know has such a monitor and would like for Ubuntu to have a quick way to toggle back and forth between normal wide-screen video out and rotated long-screen video. Any ideas on how to do this? They have an nVidia video card, if that's of any concern.

Thanks in advanced!

kanikilu
March 24th, 2009, 09:22 PM
I don't have a screen that can do this, but a search came up with this:

http://ubuntuportal.blogspot.com/2007/02/how-to-setup-pivot-screen-rotation-with.html

LowSky
March 24th, 2009, 09:36 PM
this should do it,

post #20 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301380&page=2)

Post #26 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301380&page=3)

diablo75
March 24th, 2009, 10:20 PM
I don't have a screen that can do this, but a search came up with this:

http://ubuntuportal.blogspot.com/2007/02/how-to-setup-pivot-screen-rotation-with.html

I used the above guide to add the:


Option "RandRRotation" "on"

To the appropriate spot in my xorg.conf.

However, this did not present a Left or Right rotate option in my screen resoultion settings box. The only option there was "Upside Down".

In order to rotate the way I want, I've created two shortcuts in my panel, one which executes:


xrandr -o left

And another that issues the command:


xrandr -o normal