Rotate screen?

John Summerfield debian at
Sun Feb 3 14:02:17 UTC 2008

Colin Paul Adams wrote:
>>>>>> "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.
> Thanks.
> 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
> difference?

It worked for me with a VGA cable; my graphics is VGA-only.



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