On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 5:06 PM, Adam Williamson
On Wed, 2015-12-16 at 16:16 -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
> Hmmm well if the display isn't fakaked, which is actually surprisingly
> infrequent (i.e. it is fakaked), via EDID it should inform the OS (if
> it asks) what the orientation is so the OS can just do the right
> thing. I have a display in a box about 20 feet away that does the
> right thing. Maybe....hmmm....MAYbE I should get it outta the box? And
> I don't know, test it? Egads. I know it works on X, but ONLY with the
> discrete GPU. Integrated GPU, no go.
These are desktop displays. They don't know which way up they are, they
can't tell the OS.
Yeah I'm talking about desktop displays that pivot, either landscape
or portrait. Any display, pivoting or fixed, is supposed to be able to
communicate it's h and v resolution and hence orientation. As far as I
know, the fixed ones all communicate this correctly. The pivoting ones
don't always do that, or it could be a graphics card or driver or
window server miscommunication.