I got a Thinkpad X40 with an additional display. Somewhere
around end of March and beginning of April I switched to
xenocara to be able to use the 19" thing in portrait mode.
Though the xenocara-version I built myself at this time did not
work for me, the snapshots from xenocara.org ran without problems.
Screen rotation was then doable via the xrandr extension.
As I followed misc@, there have been some problems with the i810
driver recently. I never saw them with the version I ran. I gather
that the "old" version (from March/April, which ran well on my machine)
was reverted. When installing the current X-snapshots from 04/20/07,
I recognized thats some things like the said rotation do not work
SZ: Pixels Physical Refresh
*0 1280 x 1024 ( 382mm x 302mm ) *75
1 1024 x 768 ( 382mm x 302mm ) 75
2 800 x 600 ( 382mm x 302mm ) 75
3 640 x 480 ( 382mm x 302mm ) 75
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none
Rotation to the left is not possible anymore since the card has
no clue that it is capable of doing this:
# xrandr -o left
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 156 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
Serial number of failed request: 12
Current serial number in output stream: 12
My xorg.conf has not been changed within the last month. It
worked very well until installing those recent snapshots. As I
auto-generated it when switching to xenocara and adapated it to
my needs afterwards, I think config issues can be entirely
Frankly, I lost the overview in xenocara - at least for whats
inside in which version and of what reason. I'd therefore be
happy if anybody could tell me if the absence of the rotation
functionality is a temporary issue or if this is kicked out forever.
Please let me know for in case you need additional information.