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antifelix 08-07-2003 08:06 PM

Rotating X with xrandr
Although I've used a tiny bit of Linux here and there, this is the first time I've used it for more than a few days. The one thing that bugs me the most: I can't rotate my display. I use a program called Pivot Pro in Windows that can rotate your display... so you turn your monitor on its side - it's great for web browsing, and I play a lot of vertical games in MAME, so I don't have to rotate my monitor back and forth when swtiching between MAME and everything else.

From what I understand, the xrandr command is supposed to do the trick (in XFree86 4.3.0, anyway, which is what I have). But here's what happenes when I try it:

xrandr -o left

X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 156 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
Serial number of failed request: 12
Current serial number in output stream: 12

Does this just mean that my video driver doesn't support this? It's an integrated Intel810 by the way.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

vbenares 08-16-2003 09:57 AM

Have you, by any chance, figured this out?


antifelix 08-17-2003 10:52 AM

I wish! :rolleyes: Especially now that I got my joystick working, this is the only thing I miss from Windows.

vbenares 08-22-2003 10:56 PM

I wonder whether a moderator could move this question to the hardware forum. Maybe we'd have better luck there.

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