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Re: Screen rotation



El Jueves, 23 de Junio de 2005 09:06, BERGER ROLAND escribió:
> Hi
>
> I need to rotate the screen by 180 degrees on a i386 maschine installed
> with sarge. The graphic card and the driver does not support rotation. By
> googeling around I have found out that there is this xrandr extension to X
> which supports screen rotation without the need of hardware or driver
> support. But there is almost no information on how to do it. So the
> question is:
>
> What software (inkl. version numbers) do I have to install and how does it
> have to be configured to make screen rotation *on the fly* possible?

	Hello, Roland. I would say that Xrandr extension is enabled by default on 
XF86 shipped with sarge. You can assure yourself by looking into the XF86 
log. The result in my machine was:

ender@polgara:~$ grep -i rand /var/log/XFree86.0.log
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR

or also:

ender@polgara:~$ xdpyinfo | grep RANDR
    RANDR

	Anyway, I would say that *even* when you have XRandr extension enabled, you 
can be unable to do it, as I am:

ender@polgara:~$ xrandr -o left
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  155 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
  Serial number of failed request:  12
  Current serial number in output stream:  12

	I guess that my drivers are too old for this (this is Debian X 
4.3.0.dfsg.1-14). Maybe we will have finally rotation working with x.org 
Debian packages, and they are just about to be released (fingers crossed) in 
experimental distribution.

	I know that I did not give you a real solution, only guessings.

	Best regards,


		Ender.
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