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How to use a monitor in vertical/portrait mode?

Discussion in 'System Hardware' started by Xosted, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Xosted

    Xosted New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a monitor plugged on my FreeBSD box and I would like to use it in vertical (portrait) mode. Is it possible? How can I do this?

    Thank you all.
     
  2. adamk

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    Depends on the driver you are using. For nvidia, check nvidia-settings for an option to rotate. For the open source intel/radeon drivers, you can use xrandr with the --rotate option. Something along the lines of:

    xrandr --output DVI-0 --rotate left

    Obviously the argument to --output might be different, depending on the driver and if you have multiple monitors.

    Adam
     
  3. Xosted

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    Thank you for the answer.
    How can I check which driver is at use?
     
  4. Xosted

    Xosted New Member

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    Hi,

    I will add that, I know that my graphic card is a NVIDIA. But as I have never installed the nvidia driver myself, I would like to check if it is the nvidia provided driver which is at use (someone else could have installed and configured it) or another one (generic one maybe).
     
  5. adamk

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    You can look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

    Adam
     
  6. Xosted

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    hum...
    maybe I should have specified that... I do not use a GUI environment. So there is no /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
    My goal is to have to "raw" terminal display in portrait mode.
    :)
     
  7. adamk

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    As far as I know, you can't.

    Adam
     
  8. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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