Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Putting your monitor in portrait mode

I have a wonderful HP LP2475W monitor with a pivoting standard:

I wondered if it was easy to use the portrait mode under Linux.

When using proprietary nvidia drivers it is no problem at all:
1. Add the following line to the Device-section for the graphics-card (in /etc/X11/xorg.conf):

Option "RandRRotation" "on"

2. Use these two commands:
xrandr -o 1 Rotate to portrait
xrandr -o 0 Rotate to landscape

3. Add this to rc.xml keybindings to use Openbox keybindings Super + Left (W+ Left) for Portrait and Super + Right back to Landscape Mode

xterm -e "xrandr -o 0"   Screen in Portait Mode
xterm -e "xrandr -o 1" Screen in Landscape Mode

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