Swapping screen orientation on debian-image

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Mon Aug 18 23:06:41 CEST 2008


Am Montag, den 18.08.2008, 15:29 -0400 schrieb xaos x:
> The mouse orientation is messed up with it in landscape. I started it
> with Option "Rotate" "CCW" in xorg.conf and the touchscreen was
> unusable. I suppose this is just a matter of setting a different
> pointercal value depending upon orientation though.

No. The /etc/pointercal is the matrix that maps hardware values to
values in the 640x480 range, and should not be used for anything else
(for example, not for working around bugs in the X-tslib-driver, or to
rotate the screen). The right point to fix that is the X tslib driver, I

> with Option "RandRRotation" "on" you can change the orientation with
> xrandr -o left but the screen wacks out, i assume cause x doesn't know
> how to set the frequency or something in portrait mode in the default
> Debian install. I haven't played with the xorg file enough yet to
> figure out how to fix that.

It would be great to get that working, as it’s not yet clear whether and
how we can get Xglamo packaged.


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