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  1. oops, I meant 12.04 -- also the gnome-randr-applet and grandr are no longer in the apt catalog

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    • Linerd

      Thanks for the comments. I've pretty much given up on Unity. Too many things are broken and I can't get used to the interface. I'm now using Kubuntu 12.04 on my desktop and Mint 13 on my netbook.

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  2. As of Ubuntu 12.05, it seems the xrandr method is broken under Unity :( -- I can rotate the screen using the xorg.conf or by using the desktop screens admin utility, but xrandr -o right will turn the screen for a fraction of a second, and then it reverts to landscape. Anyone have any ideas what might be thwarting this approach?

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  3. Ruvi

    Well it worked, and i am happy about it!
    though I couldn't find "driver "nvidia"" section there was only one section on my xorg.conf file, so i added it there it there and viola it worked. Thanx

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  4. Ryan Sinn

    With modern xorg / nvidia the configuration actually needs to be:


    Option "RandRRotation" "true"

    "on" is invalid.

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  5. This worked in so far as it enables the rotation option on the screen menu, but attempting to set the orientation with grandr gives the error that the user set size is larger than the screen size.

    In a previous revision of Unity the screen config gave me the option to place an icon on the desktop to rotate the screen, but this options does not appear now and the gnome applet you mention here is no longer found in the 11.10 apt collection. Any idea where it went?

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    • Linerd

      I'm still running 10.04 on my main machine. I've messed around with 11.10 a bit, but I haven't gotten into it too far. I didn't mess with 11.04. Sorry I can't help. I guess you can add it to the list of things that you can't do in Unity.

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  6. Just after installing Ubuntu 11.10, I thought that the issue of screen rotation on nvidia drivers was solved but trying those drivers offered by Ubuntu, did not do the trick, Now that I discovered this workaround my Ubuntu 11.10 is now perfect for me. I have one of those weird HP Pavilion xt2110us Tablet PC Notebooks and Ubuntu worked like a charm. I just asigned the commands with the keyboard application and get all set.

    Thank you

    Good work. :-)

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  7. The right/left and above/below are flipped respectively. above is now left.

    Works nice but I also have 2 monitors and would like one landscape and other horizontal.
    my 32" doubles as a ps3 monitor and I can't rotate that, or can I?

    Nice work! :-)

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  8. v santhosh

    My mouse pointer works in a weird way. I have two monitors and rotated both of them but mouse behaves in a weird way. I have to bring the pointer below the first screen to get it to the second screen which is undesirable. I would want to move the monitor sideways.

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  9. coakley

    How do I arrange set up so one screen is landscape and the other is horizontal? Right now it flips both.

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    • anuj

      I also have 2 monitors and have been trying to get one landscape and other horizontal. Tried searching a lot in net to find a solution but couldnt. Does anybody have any idea how to do tht?

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      • vera

        has anybody found out how to do this yet? Having the same problem.

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    • Matt

      I think that the only hope for doing this (at least with the current version of xorg) is to set them up as separate X screens, and even then I'm not sure how to do it/if it is possible. I've done quite a lot of looking around on this, and concluded that it is not possible to do when using twinview or Xinerama.

      It's frustrating, since windoze can do it no problem.

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  10. Joe

    Bravo! Thank you! Works with Ubuntu 10.10

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  11. gameroff

    thanks man...

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  12. In my case it did work only when RandRRotation was in the "Screen" section of xorg.conf:

    Section "Screen"
    ...
    Option "RandRRotation" "True"
    ....

    More details here - somewhat complementary to your post:
    http://www.johannes-eva.net/ubuntu-linux-external-monitor-nvidia-rotate

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  13. mlongval

    Thanks,

    Just what I needed to fix my system up.

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  14. tried this with success until i log out, upon login it is sideways as before, basically the setting do no stay for both methods, have a nvida gforce 8500 sand two monitors in portrait mode

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    • Linerd

      You could add something to your session startup programs. Go to System->Preferences->Startup Applications. Click on Add. Give it whatever name you want. In the command field, just enter whichever command you use to set your portrait orientation, (for example, xrandr -o left), then click Save. Now log out and log back in. Your desktop should now be rotated in the proper orientation. If you're not set to auto login, the login screen will still be in its normal orientation rather than portrait. I don't know how to take care of that.

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  15. Sean

    Worked nicely for me, after I noticed that there we 2 "Device" sections in my xorg.conf

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  16. Aras

    Thanks!
    This helped me out a lot today.

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