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How to rotate a display (standing monitor)

asked 2014-07-08 07:23:51 +0000

brakende gravatar image

updated 2014-07-08 07:37:37 +0000

I have a dell monitor that can be turned upright. The problem is, in i3, the screen is then 90 degrees wrong. How do I rotate it?

The workspace with that screen is always workspace 2, when I open i3. How do I edit the config file to make sure this display is rotated each time I open i3?

Ps. It works in regular Ubuntu, so if I knew which files were edited there, by the display manager, I could just copy those settings to i3.

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answered 2014-07-08 09:11:57 +0000

tigrezno gravatar image

You should use xrandr at the start of your session, or a program like "arandr" (gui)

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answered 2014-07-08 08:04:51 +0000

brakende gravatar image

Hack, if using lightdm and ubuntu:

Set up the display correctly in ubuntu, then copy ~/.config/monitors.xml to /var/lib/lightdm/.config

But this cannot be the preferred way, no?

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Follow tigrezno's advice.

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2014-07-09 19:47:05 +0000 )edit

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