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Anyone know how to rotate your screen from landscape to portrait in Solaris 10 with Gnome?

Update: Have looked in:

Launch -> Preferences -> System preferences (has nothing relevant)

Launch -> Preferences -> Desktop preferences

  • The most promising thing here is Display but I am 90% sure that there is nothing in there. Inside Display there is:
    • Background
    • Fonts
    • Menus and Tool bars
    • Screen Resolution (just has resolution and refresh rate)
    • Screen Saver
    • Theme
    • Window behavior
  • There are a number of other menus but I have dug through most of them and not found anything useful
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What graphiccard do you have? – Bobby Jan 28 '10 at 14:14
@Bobby: Sorry new to unix, how would I find that out? – sixtyfootersdude Jan 28 '10 at 19:16
Weird.. I had one answer but it has disappeared... It was not correct but.. is that normal? – sixtyfootersdude Jan 29 '10 at 14:41
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The Display UI is indeed the place to look but it hasn't yet that choice available with your Solaris release. On OpenSolaris there is a Rotation chooser with Normal and Right, Left and Inverted, when supported by the hardware.

The equivalent CLI commands are xrandr -o right, xrandr -o normal

The NVidia driver documentation states a GEForce 2 or better card is required. No idea about other vendors.

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bash: xrandr: command not found. Maybe it is not in my path. Where should I look for it? Thanks! – sixtyfootersdude Feb 4 '10 at 14:43
The command is there /usr/X11/bin/xrandr and part of the SUNWxorg-client-programs package. – jlliagre Feb 4 '10 at 15:20
Hey, I could not get that working, so I created a new thread:… – sixtyfootersdude Mar 18 '10 at 19:01

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