How to use a monitor in vertical/portrait mode?

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How to use a monitor in vertical/portrait mode?

Postby Xosted » 06 Sep 2011, 21:14

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?

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Postby adamk » 07 Sep 2011, 00:17

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

[cmd=""]xrandr --output DVI-0 --rotate left[/cmd]

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

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Postby Xosted » 11 Sep 2011, 06:29

Thank you for the answer.
How can I check which driver is at use?
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Postby Xosted » 12 Sep 2011, 13:13

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).
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Postby adamk » 12 Sep 2011, 13:15

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

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Postby Xosted » 13 Sep 2011, 15:44

hum...
maybe I should have specified that... I do not use a GUI environment. So there is no [FILE]/var/log/Xorg.0.log[/FILE].
My goal is to have to "raw" terminal display in portrait mode.
:)
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Postby adamk » 13 Sep 2011, 15:48

As far as I know, you can't.

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Postby wblock@ » 14 Sep 2011, 01:49

With a custom sideways font and console driver... but that would be limited to VESA resolutions, so never mind.

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