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Old 04-17-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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I picked up one from our local MicroCenter and it works fine with Slackware using the SARPI install in case anyone wants to get one.

I do have a couple questions though. Can X/KDE still support screen rotation and/or scrolling?
Also what is a more lightweight window manager I could use?
 
Old 04-18-2017, 01:13 AM   #2
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I do have a couple questions though. Can X/KDE still support screen rotation and/or scrolling?
Also what is a more lightweight window manager I could use?
Not sure about screen rotation. Xfce is a good window manager and not as resource-heavy as KDE.
 
Old 04-18-2017, 07:21 AM   #3
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KDE is supposed to be able to do screen rotation but when I go into the display settings there is only one option in the rotation drop down.

Problem I'm having is there are a few applications whose dialog boxes are bigger than the display so I need to rotate or scroll to see them.
 
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KDE is supposed to be able to do screen rotation but when I go into the display settings there is only one option in the rotation drop down.

Problem I'm having is there are a few applications whose dialog boxes are bigger than the display so I need to rotate or scroll to see them.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/9581...-most-easy-way

Try using xrandr.
 
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I would try explore the kernel command line parameters?
 
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Xfce supports rotation.
 
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I picked up one from our local MicroCenter and it works fine with Slackware using the SARPI install in case anyone wants to get one.

I do have a couple questions though. Can X/KDE still support screen rotation and/or scrolling?
Also what is a more lightweight window manager I could use?
You could try LXDE. Look at;LXDE - Wikipedia

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 09-20-2017, 07:59 PM   #8
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Sorry to revive an old thread, shortly after this my son was in the hospital then we have the summer break from school so I'm finally getting back to it.

I tried the options in /boot/config.txt https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...g-txt/video.md

I tried xrandr https://askubuntu.com/questions/9581...-most-easy-way

Code:
xrandr: output default cannot use rotation "left" reflection "none"
I also get the message

Code:
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
So it appears I have to add a mode, I see how to add other resolutions but not the rotate option

https://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.5/d.../xrandr.1.html

/boot/config.txt lcd_rotate=2 does flip but 1 oe 3 doesn't do anything.

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