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Default Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 02-27-2009, 10:23 PM

Hi All,

I am dying to grab one of these to mount upside down on the ceiling of my minivan. Can anyone tell me if the driver (windows or linux) can support rotating the orientation of the display 180 degrees? Is bluetooth support good as well? Any other thoughts?

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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 02-28-2009, 02:57 AM

With Windows XP you can rotate the screen by pressing ctrl + alt + arrow keys. I am not sure if you can under Ubuntu.
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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 02-28-2009, 04:22 AM

And what about in OS X? I was wondering this the other day.
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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 02-28-2009, 05:12 AM

In linux it can as well - any version running a reasonably new version of the X Server that supports X Resolution and Rotation (XRandR). This includes Ubuntu 8.08 and 8.10. I have confirmed XRandR works wonderfully on my Mini 9 running the real 8.10, but I have no idea how well it works on the Dell version of 8.04 (I got rid of it immediately), though there's no reason it shouldn't be fully functional.


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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 02-28-2009, 05:24 AM

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...to mount upside down on the ceiling of my minivan.
What may be more challenging is operating the touchpad when the screen is inverted but the touchpad is not.
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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 02-28-2009, 12:02 PM

You might also have an issue with the restricted tilt of the screen, depending on what you wanted. I'd guess that a wireless mouse and keyboard would be of use here.


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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 03-01-2009, 08:15 AM

How would you vent the unit?
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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 03-02-2009, 01:54 AM

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With Windows XP you can rotate the screen by pressing ctrl + alt + arrow keys. I am not sure if you can under Ubuntu.
Is that right? Funny it doesn't do a thing on any of my 6 XP systems, then.
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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 03-02-2009, 01:56 AM

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...to mount upside down on the ceiling of my minivan.
What may be more challenging is operating the touchpad when the screen is inverted but the touchpad is not.
Not to mention being overhead at the time. This is also a big time fine if the screen is visible to the driver and a cop stops you. In NY it would cost you a minimum fine of $150 bucks.
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Default Re: Can Video Driver Rotate Display 180 Degrees? - 03-03-2009, 01:10 PM

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With Windows XP you can rotate the screen by pressing ctrl + alt + arrow keys. I am not sure if you can under Ubuntu.
Is that right? Funny it doesn't do a thing on any of my 6 XP systems, then.
Can't get that to work on mine either! Rats! :cry:


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