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    Default Rotate login screen

    Hi,

    I would like to be able to rotate the login screen in open Suse 13.1. I am using my monitor in a standing configuration and have it rotated 90 degrees. However when the system boots and presents the login screen, the login screen is not rotated. Is there a way of having the login screen rotated to, so it has the same orientation as the desktop?

    Best regards

    //
    MRTPME

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    Default Re: Rotate login screen

    Which desktop? and which kdm/gdm/lightdm/etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRTPME View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to be able to rotate the login screen in open Suse 13.1. I am using my monitor in a standing configuration and have it rotated 90 degrees. However when the system boots and presents the login screen, the login screen is not rotated. Is there a way of having the login screen rotated to, so it has the same orientation as the desktop?

    Best regards

    //
    MRTPME
    Probably you should be satisfied, if you managed to successfully use your monitor/screen in a rotated position,
    while running a Linux desktop (like KDE).

    openSUSE is not MacOS.

    On the other hand, features like that, under e.g. MacOS will only run,
    if you buy expensive proprietary hardware.

    Best wishes
    Mike

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    Default Re: Rotate login screen

    On 2014-03-06 09:06, MRTPME wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I would like to be able to rotate the login screen in open Suse 13.1. I
    > am using my monitor in a standing configuration and have it rotated 90
    > degrees. However when the system boots and presents the login screen,
    > the login screen is not rotated. Is there a way of having the login
    > screen rotated to, so it has the same orientation as the desktop?


    How did you rotate the display for the user?

    Just a wild guess. If this is a configuration for the user, not system
    global, then.... the login screen also runs as a certain system user. A
    trick we had to configure that screen was to login as that user and
    configure "his" desktop. Login as that user is disabled, so you have to
    enable that first.

    But this only would work if this rotated screen is done as the user.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Which desktop? and which kdm/gdm/lightdm/etc
    I installed OpenSuse with KDM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-03-06 09:06, MRTPME wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I would like to be able to rotate the login screen in open Suse 13.1. I
    > am using my monitor in a standing configuration and have it rotated 90
    > degrees. However when the system boots and presents the login screen,
    > the login screen is not rotated. Is there a way of having the login
    > screen rotated to, so it has the same orientation as the desktop?


    How did you rotate the display for the user?

    Just a wild guess. If this is a configuration for the user, not system
    global, then.... the login screen also runs as a certain system user. A
    trick we had to configure that screen was to login as that user and
    configure "his" desktop. Login as that user is disabled, so you have to
    enable that first.

    But this only would work if this rotated screen is done as the user.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
    Hi,

    Well, I used the screen tool, where you can set refresh rate, resolution and rotate screen, when logged in to my account.

    I had it working when I was running xubuntu. But they used ATI:s control panel and there was the option to save settings as default screen settings and then it worked with the login screen too. So reading what you wrote, I was thinking maybe the changes have to be made in the display manager settings. So I noticed in the list of changes for 13.1 the Light Display Manager(LightDM) is used instead of KDM, I will look into it this weekend.

    Regards
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    mrptme

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    Default Re: Rotate login screen

    On 2014-03-07 10:46, MRTPME wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Well, I used the screen tool, where you can set refresh rate, resolution
    > and rotate screen, when logged in to my account.
    >
    > I had it working when I was running xubuntu. But they used ATI:s control
    > panel and there was the option to save settings as default screen
    > settings and then it worked with the login screen too. So reading what
    > you wrote, I was thinking maybe the changes have to be made in the
    > display manager settings. So I noticed in the list of changes for 13.1
    > the Light Display Manager(LightDM) is used instead of KDM, I will look
    > into it this weekend.


    Global changes would be written somewhere in "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/", I
    guess. What to change, I don't know.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRTPME
    Is there a way of having the login screen rotated to, so it has the same orientation as the desktop?
    Yes, it is quite simple to achieve, and reading further into the thread I see that you're already on the right track.

    To help you further, see my post here for the technical or conceptual overview ... (you'll have to extrapolate the info to your own problem, but its not hard and the post also alludes to two possible routes you too could take to provide the outcome you seek): http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...50#post2628550

    PS. KDM is still the default DM for KDE (so if you're using LightDM, you'd have had to have configured that yourself)

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