Attempts to rotate the display to the left or right with nvidia-settings or /usr/bin/xrandr fail with a BadValue error:
$ xrandr -o left
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 154 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
Value in failed request: 0x780
Serial number of failed request: 14
Current serial number in output stream: 14
Inverting works. (xrandr -o inverted)
It seems that this
xorg commit from December causes the problem with nvidia drivers. For that reason it was reverted
, but only on the 1.7 branch. Unfortunately, my distribution tracks the 1.9-branch of xorg-xserver.
Should that commit be reverted in all xserver branches, or is it the nvidia driver that needs fixing?
Interestingly, someone claimed on the debian bug report
that gnome-display-properties succeeds where nvidia-settings and xrandr crash.
P.S. According to this FAQ page
, bug reports can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Is that still true?