Rotate screen?

Colin Paul Adams colin at
Sat Feb 2 08:16:21 UTC 2008

>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Gordon <peter at> writes:

    Peter> On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 07:51 +0000, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
    >> Is it possible to rotate the GNOME desktop through 90 degress
    >> (portrait mode)?

    Peter> It is, and depending on the video card and driver you are
    Peter> using, should be relatively simple.

    Peter> Open the "System" main menu, then go to Preferences -->
    Peter> Hardware --> Screen Resolution.  From there you can choose
    Peter> the Rotation of your choice.


But when i do that, I see the screen resolution drop-down is
greyed-out on Normal.

My screen is connected with a VGA cable - would a DVI cable make a

My hardware (according to X11) is:

(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU Quadro FX 1700 (G84GL) at PCI:8:0:0 (GPU-0)

My xorg.conf looks like this:

# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option      "AIGLX" "on"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "gb"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "LCD Panel 1680x1050"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 65.5
        VertRefresh  56.0 - 65.0
        Option      "dpms"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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