[SATLUG] Rotating the screen in Ubuntu and saving the setting...

John Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 21:22:22 CDT 2008

On Monday 31 March 2008 19:56:05 Bamse wrote:
> Hi again,
> I'm trying to rotate the screen (left) to get a portrait orientation
> rather than landscape.
> I figured out that by adding _Option "RandRRotation" "on"_ in the
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, the option to rotate the screen is now
> available in _System->Preferences->Screen Resolution_.
> The screen rotates to portrait and the mouse follows etc...
> However as soon as I log off, I loose this setting.
> It would not have bothered me if the login screen were "rotated" so to
> say and as soon as I logged in it got back to Portrait mode.
> But when I log in again I have to go to the _System->Preferences->Screen
> Resolution_ and rotate it to the left again.
> Anyone know how to make this permanent ?
> /Bamse

If you know, or find out, the command to do this, please post it. I'd like to 
know for future reference.
Perhaps the command can be added to ~/bash.profile ... then it will set it for 
you when you login.

John C.

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