I just installed Mint 14 (64-bit) using Cinnamon 1.6. My system runs two Nvidia cards (550TI and 430). The 550 has two monitors attached, the 430 only one. The 430's monitor is protrait-oriented.
So, the issue is, I can get multi-monitor support working fine across both cards, but I can't get portrait mode working on the 430.
I've edited my xorg.conf correctly (following Nvidia's instructions, anyway) by adding the line:
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Option "Rotate" left"
in either the "Screen" or "Device" section for the 430.
When I do that, the 430 gives me a white screen, though when I reboot, as the buffers clear, I see the Mint 14 wallpaper briefly display, so I know it's generally functional...
I have left the Xcinerama option turned off, as Nvidia indicates it'll override the RandR / Rotate feature.
I have not tried using the "RandRRotation" option.
Nvidia also indicated that the ability to rotate a screen should be available in the X Server GUI, but I don't see the option. Given that I'm running the experimental NVidia driver and the latest version of the Nvidia server, I presume that means it's somehow not available?
In any case, I'm at a loss. What's worse, every time I reboot, my task bar duplicates itself. I currently have six blank task bars stacked on top of the first one, and the first task bar has seven instances of the notification area and the menu / desktop buttons on it. I've seen a couple people mention that problem, but of the solutions I've seen none seem to apply to Linux Mint...