I have a widescreen monitor that rotates. I'm trying to use it in 'landscape' mode (vertical). This is easy in the GUI.
How do I rotate my display when I am not running an X Server or when I am viewing a Virtual Console / Terminal.
You can only rotate your display with some kind of X server. A virtual console as well as framebuffer has no support for rotating.
But maybe you can run some small X window manager like awesome and a terminal in full-screen mode. In this case you would get the rotation feature and it still feels like a console.
You can rotate your virtual framebuffers using fbcon. 0 through 3 to represent the various rotations:
These can be set from the command line by putting a value into the correct system file. Rotate the current framebuffer:
Rotate all virtual framebuffers:
If you want this to happen automatically when you start your system, you need to modify your boot loader configuration to give it the correct options. In
(Don't forget to run
To rotate your screen you can try xrandr command:
To turn back:
You need to have DISPLAY variable setted:
To be honest, it doesn't work with full-screen text consoles of my computer (it does with 7th GUI screen) but I had a lot of problems with fglrx drivers lately and I don't want to experiment since I barely managed to set everything up. In case of problems you can check here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1815538 for help with that command.