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Support => New Users => Topic started by: afeith on June 30, 2014, 05:20:58 pm

Title: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: afeith on June 30, 2014, 05:20:58 pm
can anyone assist me in flipping the display in Peppermint 5?  I'm using a asus eee pc T91MT and am going to mount it under a kitchen cabinet.  I need to display to be upside down.

I tried xrandr and I can get the mouse orientation for the track pad to be inverted but the actual display is not.

Thanks in advance!!!
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 30, 2014, 05:34:40 pm
in xrandr you'd just add the
--rotate inverted
option

But the easiest way I've found for doing this is to install arandr:
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sudo apt install arandrthen go to
menu > Preferences > ARandR

configure the monitor how you wish:
Outputs > <Your Screen> > Orientation > Inverted
then save the layout somewhere.:
Layout > Save As

that will create a script that you can autostart that contains the xrandr command you want.
(open it in a text editor if you want to see the xrandr command)
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: afeith on June 30, 2014, 05:46:26 pm
Thanks for the reply.   I was using the full command.  I installed and tried arandr and I have the same results.   The muse pointer gets flipped but the display is the same orientation
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 30, 2014, 06:06:55 pm
Which graphics drivers are you using ? .. what's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display?
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: afeith on June 30, 2014, 06:14:46 pm
here you go

  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=gma500 latency=0
       resources: irq:22 memory:f3f80000-f3ffffff ioport:c880(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f3f40000-f3f7ffff
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 01, 2014, 06:11:13 am
How did you install the gma500 driver ?
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: afeith on July 01, 2014, 11:54:24 am
I think you think I know more than I actually do. :)   This netbook was installed with Peppermint 5 off a USB stick.  I assumed it was installed then
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 01, 2014, 01:22:51 pm
Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) drivers have always been a PITA in Linux .. they're licensed to Intel by Imagination Tech who own the PowerVR technology and they won't release Linux drivers so it was left to the community to devlope some drivers that "kinda" work.

Apparently "rotate" isn't implimented in the open source drivers:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72555

So I think you're stuck :(
Title: Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
Post by: afeith on July 01, 2014, 06:27:55 pm
Well at least I know it's not user error. :-)