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moon8dog 03-14-05 03:06 PM

Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
Okay, so XFree86 uses X, but not really....
I've need to get rotate setup for portrait mode, our builds all have
to be based from redhat, which is XFree86 4.3
Now, as far as I can find, it uses version X 6.6, according to the docs it needs to be 6.8.1
Now, if I update the X portion, will that fry XFree86?
Will updating the X portion allow the randr options to work?

oh, and here is the output from xrandr -q on both of my displays


SZ: Pixels Physical Refresh
*0 1280 x 1024 ( 342mm x 271mm ) *75 60
1 1280 x 960 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 60
2 1152 x 864 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75
3 1024 x 768 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 70 60
4 800 x 600 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 72 60 56
5 640 x 480 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 73 60
6 832 x 624 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75
7 640 x 512 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 60
8 576 x 432 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75
9 512 x 384 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 70 60
10 416 x 312 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75
11 400 x 300 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 72 60 56
12 320 x 240 ( 342mm x 271mm ) 75 73 60
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none


*0 1600 x 1200 ( 411mm x 311mm ) *75 70 65 60
1 1280 x 1024 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 60
2 1400 x 1050 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 70 60
3 1280 x 960 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 60
4 1152 x 864 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75
5 1024 x 768 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 70 60 87
6 960 x 600 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 73
7 832 x 624 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 75
8 800 x 600 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 72 70 65 60 56
9 700 x 525 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 70 60
10 640 x 512 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 60
11 640 x 480 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 73 60
12 720 x 400 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85
13 640 x 400 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85
14 576 x 432 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75
15 640 x 350 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85
16 512 x 384 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 70 60 87
17 416 x 312 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 75
18 400 x 300 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 72 60 56
19 320 x 240 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85 75 73 60
20 320 x 200 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85
21 320 x 175 ( 411mm x 311mm ) 85
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none


If you notice, neither allow for 'Rotations possible' other than normal.
So either the problem is my X is old (via XFree86) or there is some other issue.

The grahics work great, but I gotta have that rotation! :)

AaronP 03-14-05 04:52 PM

Re: Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
The rotation stuff uses a driver hook that was added to X.org in 6.8.0.

moon8dog 03-14-05 05:13 PM

Re: Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
So then do I update X only? Will that mess up XFree86? Or do I have to do more than that?
Sorry, I'm spread across a lot of OS', and I don't always get a chance to delve deep into some of the aspects of linux.

Steve@Vislab 03-15-05 12:10 AM

Re: Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moon8dog
So then do I update X only? Will that mess up XFree86? Or do I have to do more than that?
Sorry, I'm spread across a lot of OS', and I don't always get a chance to delve deep into some of the aspects of linux.

I wrote a brief howto on installing x.org:

http://blogs.vislab.usyd.edu.au/inde...on_intrusive_x

It's aimed at debian, but should work for any distribution.

Cheers,
Steve

moon8dog 03-15-05 12:01 PM

Re: Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
so basically, installing x.org and removing xfree86 is the only way to get this done....
I noticed that release 4.4 was out, but they really don't state what release of X they are using.... Anyone know if this was updated in the new release?

moon8dog 04-04-05 07:22 PM

Re: Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
For those searching who happen to look at this, dump XFree86.
Most distros are going straight to xorg.
I hear that XFree just may go away. Don't worry the syntax between xorg and XFree86 config files are the same, so no real new things to learn.
Follow the link in this thread on the how-to, it is very helpful.
Or, you can just re-install your OS, if you so desire, with the latest version of OS. Redhat I have confirmed has gone this direction.

silentplummet 04-04-05 10:36 PM

Re: Xfree86 and RandRRotation
 
That is correct. XFree is old news and will slowly wither and die due to internal politics.


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