About OpenMoko Rotate

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Sat Sep 20 20:08:46 CEST 2008

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 08:05:11PM +0300, Yogiz wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Sep 2008 01:47:04 +0100
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at 1407.org> wrote:
> > Done. I've added a reference to it at
> > http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Rotate but my page about it is at
> > http://blog.1407.org/2008/09/20/openmoko-rotate-now-using-libxrandr/
> > 
> > Users of Rotate, I've patched it so it doesn't use system+xrandr but
> > simply call directly the xrandr function using libxrandr.
> > 
> > This means:
> >  * quicker
> >  * less battery consumption
> > 
> > Best,
> > Rui
> > 
> I love it. You probably know the bugs and most might not even have to
> do with the program but I'll point them out just in case:
> 1. The touchscreen calibration is fine when the screen is in
> normal rotation, to left or to right but if it's upside down then
> the calibration goes way off for me. When I click somewhere the action
> actually takes place above and to the right of the actual click.
> 2. I'm using the Raster's keyboard and I can only see half of the bottom
> row of buttons, especially when the screen is not in normal rotation.
> Don't know if it's the keyboard or Rotate.
> 3. This is probably a kernel problem or something but after a while,
> the accelerometes seem to stop working which can leave the rotation to
> an unconfortable position. Suspending and resuming helps.
> Other then that, I love it. Good job.

I didn't write the hardest part, I just patched it to be a little

I will try to check if I can fix the instability problems, but I can't
promise anything.


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