Announce: "rotate" program.

Aapo Rantalainen aapo.rantalainen at
Wed Aug 20 10:35:12 CEST 2008

Hi, nice program.
Why do you not use xrandr -o inverted? It is there but never called.
(Is it merged with ORIENTATION_NORMAL, about row 136?)

I got lots of: " Didn't process a full packet. ",  Why?
And "EXPECTED: 2 0: 0 0",  what this means?

-Aapo Rantalainen

2008/8/20 Chris Ball <cjb at>:
> Hi,
> Here's a quick and simple C program that reads a packet from the
> accelerometer once per second, and rotates the screen to a new
> orientation if the orientation has changed.
> I don't mean this to conflict with Paul's excellent work on Gestures;
> my reason for writing it is so that it can be used as an always-on
> daemon in the OM distributions.  (Full gesture interpretation is more
> CPU heavy and requires reading data more often than once per second,
> so perhaps that will be done on-demand instead of always-on.)
> The code is:
> There's an ARM binary here (chmod a+x rotate && ./rotate):
> And you're welcome to make patches against the GIT repo here:
>   git://
> Would anyone else be interested in being the maintainer of this package?
> It would involve packaging it up in bitbake/OE and trying to persuade
> the various OM distros to include it by default.  (Perhaps with an
> on/off control panel entry in distros that make that easy to do?)
> Comments appreciated.  Thanks!
> - Chris.

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