[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Flipping the screen

From: Tapani Pälli tapani.palli at nokia.com
Date: Fri Dec 8 12:43:56 EET 2006
ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> Aaron Patterson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm left-handed, and I think that holding the 770 would be more
>> comfortable for me if I could flip the screen.  Is that possible?  I
>> googled a bit and searched through the settings, but couldn't find
>> anything!
> It is not official feature but looks like it is possible to do.
> http://lemody.blogspot.com/2005/11/xrandr-o-2.html
> Sadly this is more than year old and there was no visible progress
> since then. Also there is no public programming information on the
> epson video chip used in N770. From the product brief [1] it looks
> like it has all kinds of nifty features, some of them unused
> (rotation, preventing tearing in video playback).

I'll see if framebuffer driver has the needed stuff for the patch for X.
Now that X is out there somewhere, I can probably push the patch also
somewhere so that people can try it. But it requires additional field in
structure passed with ioctl() from Xomap to fbdriver and changes for
rotation in fbdriver, and I'm not sure if these have been included.

> I guess this is perfect question for unresolved issues:
> What is the problem with implementing HW based screen rotation for
> left-handed people?

Not enough push for it, it's not 'required' or perhaps not important
enough. Also at that time, people were pretty busy with just getting
non-rotated stuff to work correctly :-)

> Frantisek
> 1.
> http://www.erd.epson.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=192&Itemid=40
> Frantisek
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// Tapani

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