Solved

Vertical monitor orientation in Linux

Posted on 2006-06-21
2
1,054 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I currently have 2 20" widescreen monitors running under linux. I would love to use them vertically, instead of horizantally, but cannot figure out how to make it work. I assume it will require some updates to xorg.conf. Anyone have any experience with this?


Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:timdr
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:pjedmond
ID: 16955205
Depends on whether your graphics card supports it. Normally ,though it is an entry in the device bit of the xorg.conf such as:

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "RandRRotation"
EndSection

For an nvidia card.

You can just try the Option "RandRRotation" entry and see if it works, or look through this list of various directives (and other possibilities) for both XFree86 and Xorg:

http://www.winischhofer.at/linuxsispart2.shtml

(   (()
(`-' _\
 ''  ''

0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
csgeekpyro earned 500 total points
ID: 16962556
Assuming you have 2 screens set up...something like this should work with xorg:

Screen 0 "Main"
Screen 1 "Secondary" Below "Main"

Read your xorg.conf manpage for where this stuff goes.  It's basically the same for anyone who want's em side-by-side, except they'd use "Secondary" LeftOf "Main" instead.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Linux: disable vim auto-comment 7 63
oracle query help 36 66
Linux server cannot access samba share 12 58
nagios 1 0
If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn't mean that you get it running at full power. Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I'm administering, I've found that some of them are running on l…
Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now