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bigray14719
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screen Rotate widget

Post by bigray14719 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:18 am

Hi,
I'm new to linux and have tried several distros. I settled on Linux Mint with the KDE desktop. I would like to find a button or widget or dock that I can place on the desktop and use to rotate the screen orientation. It is a convertible laptop and a simple "tap here to rotate the screen" would be great. any thoughts?

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Re: screen Rotate widget

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:20 am

I don't know of any trivial applet for this, but in any case you need to supply more system info. Copy/pasyte this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: screen Rotate widget

Post by bigray14719 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:21 pm

Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 (Qt 5.6.1)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: LENOVO product: 80VD v: Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4-1480
Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4-1480 v: SDK0J40709 WIN
Bios: LENOVO v: 2SCN14WW(V1.04) date: 07/25/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-7500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11616
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 501 MHz
4: 516 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5916 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330]
bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@59.98hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio: Card Intel Device 9d71 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-3: Atheros usb-ID: 001-004
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (5.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 910G used: 42G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.42GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 37.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 183 Uptime: 36 min Memory: 1060.6/7825.1MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: screen Rotate widget

Post by bigray14719 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:24 pm

At one point I had ubuntu or Opensuse with Gnome desktop doing the rotation automatically but then it stopped. I tried the toggle lock under the menu but that didn’t solve it. I like linux mint for the GUI and the software manager. However, I'm really hoping to find a way to make the screen rotate easily.

Thank you

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Re: screen Rotate widget

Post by phd21 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi bigray14719

Various applications have built-in touchscreen support like "smplayer" (superb multimedia player), "Berry" Image viewer, etc...

You do not have "direct rendering" enabled on either video card, so that may be a problem. I would also update the Linux Kernel to 4.13.xx or 4.14.xx because you have newer hardware and for security purposes.
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5916 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330]
bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@59.98hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
You can go to System Settings -> Display and change it there, and you can create your own shortcut using information in the link below.

Rotate screen KDE shortcut Milosophical Me
http://milosophical.me/blog/2015/rotate ... rtcut.html

Rotate Virtual Terminal SDDM desktop manager and X Display | NoWarTools
https://nowardev.wordpress.com/2017/03/ ... -xdisplay/

Screen auto-rotation • KDE Community Forums
https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=143119

Berry | Aseman
http://aseman.co/en/products/berry/

Download 64-bit Berry image viewer
http://aseman.co/downloads/berry/1/berry_1.0.0-1-amd64


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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