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Chal
May 1st, 2010, 11:15 PM
is it possible to rotate the screen in ubuntu server 10.04?

AcidHawk
June 23rd, 2010, 09:37 AM
Bump

wojox
June 23rd, 2010, 09:40 AM
Explain more in detail.

AcidHawk
June 24th, 2010, 07:32 AM
I have an Ubuntu server that I am using as a NAS server under my desk.

I sometimes do some work on the machine and have a screen attached that is orientated portrait. This is due to a space limitation. I also want to run iftop and would like to watch the connections in portrait.

Is there a way to rotate the terminal so it displays portrait?

the-penguin
February 6th, 2011, 11:17 PM
try

xrandr -o direction
direction being either left, right, normal, or inverted

regards,
the-penguin

garfonzo
February 6th, 2011, 11:48 PM
Why don't you just open a putty window or a terminal window from your main computer (the one you normally work off of) and watch the data that way? This way you could remove the server's monitor all together, freeing up more space on your desk.

You could have one session just running iftop and another session for doing the actual work. Two birds, one stone, no?
That's what I do.

the-penguin
February 6th, 2011, 11:52 PM
You could have one session just running iftop and another session for doing the actual work. Two birds, one stone, no?
That's what I do.


He has a point...

SeijiSensei
February 7th, 2011, 04:18 PM
xrandr -o direction

By default the server edition doesn't include a GUI so xrandr won't help.

the-penguin
February 9th, 2011, 04:09 AM
By default the server edition doesn't include a GUI so xrandr won't help.

ah yes, my bad, I didn't notice that we were discussing server edition.
So we are trying to rotate a tty command line?