On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 04:57 +0000, Kenneth P. Turvey wrote:
> I'm considering buying a monitor in the not too distant future, but I
> would like to be able to switch between landscape and portrait mode. Can
> Ubuntu do this?
Ubuntu 8.04 can, yes. The Rotate button is in System > Preferences >
> How do I find out which monitors are compatible with
I don't think it's a question of the monitor, but whether the graphics
card supports it. The screen rotation in Ubuntu is done via the new
xrandr extension of the X Window System, which needs driver support.
Most newer graphics drivers should support it: Intel, the proprietary
one for Nvidia, and the proprietary one for ATi (for which I can confirm
> In addition, I will be attaching this monitor to my laptop, a Dell
> 1420n. Should I be concerned about getting it to work here?
Check the graphics chip it has
If you google for screen+rotate+ubuntu, you will find quite many hits
with additional information.
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