Wrong screen orientation in 2-in-1 laptop

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advb69
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Wrong screen orientation in 2-in-1 laptop

Post#1 by advb69 » 31 Jul 2017, 12:47

Hi,

I have tried to get Porteus 3.2.2 running on my wife's Asus T101HA 2-in-1 laptop - although Windows 10 runs OK on it, it only has 2GB of memory and a 32GB eMMC drive so Porteus looks like a good alternative.

I had to use the NOMODESET cheatcode to get Porteus 3.2.2 x64 XFCE to boot properly - I just get a black screen without that. However, when I do get to the desktop, the orientation is wrong. The keyboard is detachable so the machine can be used as a laptop or a tablet but it is defaulting to portrait mode irrespective of whether the keyboard is attached. I haven't been able to find anything in the settings to change the orientation.

What am I missing? I've tried xrandr with no success but, to be honest, I'm not familiar with it.

Thanks!

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Wrong screen orientation in 2-in-1 laptop

Post#2 by donald » 31 Jul 2017, 19:12

Hello advb69

detect how your monitor is named

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guest@porteus:~$ xrandr --listmonitors
Monitors: 1
 0: +*VGA-0 1360/410x768/230+0+0  VGA-0
it is VGA-0 in this case

now try

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guest@porteus:~$ xrandr --output VGA-0 --rotate left
or
--rotate right
(replace VGA-0 if your monitor is named different)

to switch back use

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--rotate normal

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Wrong screen orientation in 2-in-1 laptop

Post#3 by advb69 » 31 Jul 2017, 21:00

Thanks Donald. I'll try that when my wife's not using the laptop.

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