My solution

Michael Shiloh michael at
Tue Jan 13 20:43:23 CET 2009

For fun you could adjust the accelerometer threshold to be 
super-sensitive, and then when you drive around corners the display 
would rotate 90 degrees, giving the virtual illusion* of driving really, 
really fast!


* "virtual illusion"? You heard it hear first.

> Yes, that could be a solution. In fact, in the Om2008 repos there is just
> such a tool, called accel-rotate. However, I find it mildly irritating,
> since it does not limit rotation to one "portrait" and one "landscape"
> display modes, it can rotate the screen in all 4 directions. In some
> applications this could actually be a very neat thing, depending on for
> instance the type of holder you have to clasp your FR. Thusly, if you can
> only put your FR into a holder upside down due to buttons/cables/whatever,
> then accell-rotate will allow you to do just that.

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