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Old 01-25-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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How to force monitor to display vertically instead of horizontally? [SOLVED]


Hello...

I have an HP L1940T 19" monitor being used with an HP XE4500 laptop which is designed to be used in the traditional horizontal format but also vertically. This feature is supported by the drivers for Windows but appears not to be implemented for Linux.

I am curious to find out however if there is any way of getting Linux to display vertically (essentially using monitor onto its side) on this monitor (or any for that fact) instead of horizontally.

I have included the output of lspci, lshw, as well as the contents of the xorg.conf file below

Many thanks for reading.



Laptop manufacturer and model: HP XE4500

Monitor: HP L1940T displaying at 1280x1024

Distribution: Xubuntu 7.10

Kernel: 2.6.20-16-generic

Output of 'lspci':

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,PCI and SDR/DDR] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
Output of 'lshw':
Code:
xe4500
    description: Notebook
    product: HP OmniBook PC
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: HP OmniBook xe4500
    serial: TW24813099
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
    configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=oem-specific chassis=notebook frontpanel_password=unknown keyboard_password=unknown power-on_password=disabled uuid=20F9953F-7103-D711-AA44-00C09F166988
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: HP OmniBook PC
       vendor: Hewlett-Packard
       physical id: 0
       version: xe4500
       serial: None
       slot: USB2
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
          physical id: 0
          version: KB.M1.94 (02/26/20042)
          size: 105KB
          capacity: 448KB
          capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom pcmciaboot edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 1.70GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 15.2.7
          slot: mPGA478B
          size: 1700MHz
          capacity: 1700MHz
          width: 32 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up cpufreq
          configuration: id=0
        *-cache:0
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 8
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 8KB
             capacity: 1MB
             capabilities: burst internal write-back
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 0
             size: 512KB
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 1b
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 528MB
          capacity: 3GB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DRAM Synchronous
             physical id: 0
             slot: M1
             size: 16MB
             width: 64 bits
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM DRAM Synchronous
             physical id: 1
             slot: M2
             size: 256MB
             width: 64 bits
        *-bank:2
             description: DIMM DRAM
             physical id: 2
             slot: M3
             size: 256MB
             width: 64 bits
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,PCI and SDR/DDR]
          vendor: ALi Corporation
          physical id: f0000000
          bus info: pci@00:00.0
          version: 02
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          resources: iomemory:f0000000-f7ffffff
        *-pci
             description: PCI bridge
             product: PCI to AGP Controller
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@00:01.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: Radeon Mobility M6 LY
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@01:00.0
                version: 00
                size: 128MB
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=66 mingnt=8
                resources: iomemory:e8000000-efffffff ioport:9000-90ff iomemory:e0100000-e010ffff irq:10
        *-usb
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 1.1 Controller
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@00:02.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
             resources: iomemory:e0000000-e0000fff irq:10
           *-usbhost
                product: OHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic ohci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: usb1
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=4 speed=12.0MB/s
              *-usb:0
                   description: Mouse
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: usb@1:1
                   version: 2.00
                   capabilities: usb-1.10
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=1.5MB/s
              *-usb:1
                   description: Mass storage device
                   product: Cypress AT2LP
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: usb@1:2
                   logical name: scsi1
                   version: 2.40
                   serial: DEF10CC90808
                   capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host
                   configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=2mA speed=12.0MB/s
                 *-disk
                      description: SCSI Disk
                      product: Y160P0
                      vendor: Maxtor 6
                      physical id: 0.0.0
                      bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                      logical name: /dev/sda
                      version: 0000
                      serial: 4Y840TEF
                      size: 152GB
                      capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    *-volume
                         description: Linux filesystem partition
                         physical id: 1
                         bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1
                         logical name: /dev/sda1
                         capacity: 152GB
                         capabilities: primary
        *-multimedia
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 6
             bus info: pci@00:06.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ALI 5451 latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=2
             resources: ioport:1000-10ff iomemory:e0001000-e0001fff irq:5
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 7
             bus info: pci@00:07.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-communication
             description: Modem
             product: M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 8
             bus info: pci@00:08.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: generic cap_list
             configuration: driver=serial latency=64
             resources: iomemory:e0002000-e0002fff ioport:1400-14ff irq:10
        *-pcmcia:0
             description: CardBus bridge
             product: PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller
             vendor: Texas Instruments
             physical id: a
             bus info: pci@00:0a.0
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192
             resources: iomemory:40010000-40010fff irq:11
        *-pcmcia:1
             description: CardBus bridge
             product: PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller
             vendor: Texas Instruments
             physical id: a.1
             bus info: pci@00:0a.1
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192
             resources: iomemory:40011000-40011fff irq:11
        *-firewire
             description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
             product: TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
             vendor: Texas Instruments
             physical id: c
             bus info: pci@00:0c.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
             resources: iomemory:e0003000-e00037ff iomemory:e0004000-e0007fff irq:10
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: M5229 IDE
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 10
             bus info: pci@00:10.0
             version: c4
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ALI15x3_IDE latency=32 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
             resources: iomemory:1f0-1f7 iomemory:3f0-3ef iomemory:170-177 iomemory:370-36f ioport:1800-180f
           *-ide:0
                description: IDE Channel 0
                physical id: 0
                bus info: ide@0
                logical name: ide0
                clock: 33MHz
              *-disk
                   description: ATA Disk
                   product: TOSHIBA MK3018GAP
                   vendor: Toshiba
                   physical id: 0
                   bus info: ide@0.0
                   logical name: /dev/hda
                   version: M2.01 A
                   serial: 622A0941T
                   size: 27GB
                   capacity: 27GB
                   capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm apm partitioned partitioned:dos
                   configuration: apm=off mode=udma2 smart=on
                 *-volume:0
                      description: Linux filesystem partition
                      physical id: 1
                      bus info: ide@0.0,1
                      logical name: /dev/hda1
                      capacity: 101MB
                      capabilities: primary
                 *-volume:1
                      description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                      physical id: 2
                      bus info: ide@0.0,2
                      logical name: /dev/hda2
                      capacity: 1004MB
                      capabilities: primary nofs
                 *-volume:2
                      description: Linux filesystem partition
                      physical id: 3
                      bus info: ide@0.0,3
                      logical name: /dev/hda3
                      capacity: 7632MB
                      capabilities: primary
                 *-volume:3
                      description: Linux filesystem partition
                      physical id: 4
                      bus info: ide@0.0,4
                      logical name: /dev/hda4
                      capacity: 19GB
                      capabilities: primary
           *-ide:1
                description: IDE Channel 1
                physical id: 1
                bus info: ide@1
                logical name: ide1
                clock: 33MHz
              *-cdrom
                   description: DVD reader
                   product: QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-241
                   physical id: 0
                   bus info: ide@1.0
                   logical name: /dev/hdc
                   version: VX08
                   capabilities: packet atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
                   configuration: mode=udma2
                 *-disc
                      physical id: 0
                      logical name: /dev/hdc
        *-bridge
             description: Bridge
             product: M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
             vendor: ALi Corporation
             physical id: 11
             bus info: pci@00:11.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bridge
             configuration: driver=ali1535_smbus latency=0
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
             vendor: National Semiconductor Corporation
             physical id: 12
             bus info: pci@00:12.0
             logical name: eth0
             version: 00
             serial: 00:c0:9f:16:69:88
             size: 100MB/s
             capacity: 100MB/s
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii fibre 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=natsemi driverversion=2.1 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.109 latency=90 link=yes maxlatency=52 mingnt=11 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
             resources: ioport:1c00-1cff iomemory:e0008000-e0008fff irq:11
Contents of xorg.conf:
Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
	Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Driver		"wacom"
	Identifier	"stylus"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
	Option		"Type"		"stylus"
	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Driver		"wacom"
	Identifier	"eraser"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
	Option		"Type"		"eraser"
	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Driver		"wacom"
	Identifier	"cursor"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
	Option		"Type"		"cursor"
	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection

Last edited by jsstevenson; 02-04-2008 at 04:35 PM. Reason: Clarity
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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xrandr -o left
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle_Theodore View Post
Try
xrandr -o left
Thanks for the reply....

When I tried this I got the following:

jamie@xe4500:~$ xrandr -o left
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 154 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
Serial number of failed request: 12
Current serial number in output stream: 12


In the interim I will go and see what I can learn about xrandr.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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Solved!!!

It seems the above suggestion of typing:

Quote:
xrandr -o left
was bang on.

For this instruction to work however, the following line must be added to the "Device" section of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for monitor to be rotated.

Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "VGA-OUT_GeForce_8400_GS"
Driver "nvidia"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "RandRRotation" "True"
Option "UseEDID" "False"
Screen 0
EndSection
Once this is done restart the X Server and issue the command:

Quote:
xrandr -o left
and it works perfectly.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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