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Bug#555648: x11-xserver-utils: xrandr -o left: starts up with squished fonts; aspect ratio not adjusted ?

Package: x11-xserver-utils
Version: 7.4+2
Severity: normal

In my .xsession, I run
xrandr -o left

which lets me use my screen in portrait mode.  (Many modern flat
screens, including the Dell one I'm using, have a pivot at the back
that lets one turn them sideways.)

Unfortunately, doing this gets me a bunch of broken fonts.  I exec
fvwm at the end of .xsession and it comes up with menus that are
barely readable: it looks as if the fonts have got their metrics set
for the original orientation, or something like that.

Until recently, it has been the case that I can simply exit and log in
again; the login prompt from xdm came up in the right orientation for
portrait mode and I got started sensibly on the second atttempt, with
perfectly sensible fonts.  I'll report the new problem separately,
that now prevents me using that work-around ... it's rather more
severe !

I don't know what makes that go wrong, but clearly xrandr needs to do
something differently to ensure The Right fonts show up once X gets
going - perhaps it needs to restart xfs ?  I don't know how any of
this works, though.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages x11-xserver-utils depends on:
ii  cpp                       4:4.3.3-9+nmu1 The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii  libc6                     2.10.1-5       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libice6                   2:1.0.5-1      X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libsm6                    2:1.1.1-1      X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.2.2-1      X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                   1:1.0.5-1      X11 authorisation library
ii  libxaw7                   2:1.0.6-1      X11 Athena Widget library
ii  libxext6                  2:1.0.4-1      X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxi6                    2:1.2.1-2      X11 Input extension library
ii  libxmu6                   2:1.0.4-2      X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxmuu1                  2:1.0.4-2      X11 miscellaneous micro-utility li
ii  libxrandr2                2:1.3.0-2      X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.4-2      X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                    1:1.0.6-1      X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  libxtrap6                 2:1.0.0-5      X11 event trapping extension libra
ii  libxxf86misc1             1:1.0.1-3      X11 XFree86 miscellaneous extensio
ii  libxxf86vm1               1:1.0.2-1      X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  x11-common                1:7.4+4        X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc

x11-xserver-utils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages x11-xserver-utils suggests:
pn  cairo-5c                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  nickle                        <none>     (no description available)

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