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    Default Is Portrait Mode Possible For Me?

    Hi,

    I got my Radeon 2600HD Pro card working with my Kubuntu 8.04 and the fglrx drivers (with help from these forums). I now want to be able to switch to portrait view with my monitor which supports it (a Samsung SyncMaster 245B 24" Widescreen).

    I understand that the fglrx drivers support RandR so I think theoretically it is possible, but I might be misunderstanding how this is done. Is anyone able to tell me firstly if I can actually do this and secondly, if so, any suggestions as to how to get started? It may seem greedy to want portrait view on a 24" screen, but the monitor supports it (once I removed the locking screw) and it would be great for reading forums.

    Any help much appreciated. If there are any further details needed beyond the above, let me know,

    Thanks a lot,

    Harmony.

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    You can use a randr frontend like krandrtray or use xrandr directly:

    xrandr -o left

    (or right, inverted, normal)

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    Thanks for the pointer. I tried both your suggestions and got errors, though.

    Code:
    harmony@linux1:~$ sudo xrandr -o left
    X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
      Major opcode of failed request:  159 (RANDR)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
      Serial number of failed request:  12
      Current serial number in output stream:  12
    Do I need to configure something to support this? The KDE frontend for this works, but has no option for orientation, only resolution.

    Actually, in case it's any more use:

    Code:
    harmony@linux1:~$ sudo xrandr -o left --verbose
     SZ:    Pixels          Physical       Refresh
    *0   1920 x 1200   ( 524mm x 321mm )  *60
     1   1920 x 1080   ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     2   1680 x 1050   ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     3   1600 x 1200   ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     4   1440 x 900    ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     5   1400 x 1050   ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     6   1280 x 1024   ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   70   60
     7   1280 x 960    ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     8   1280 x 768    ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     9   1280 x 720    ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     10  1152 x 864    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   70   60
     11  1024 x 768    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   72   70   60
     12   800 x 600    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   72   70   60   56
     13   720 x 480    ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     14   640 x 480    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   72   60
     15   640 x 432    ( 524mm x 321mm )   60
     16   640 x 400    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   60
     17   512 x 384    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   60
     18   400 x 300    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   60
     19   320 x 240    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   60
     20   320 x 200    ( 524mm x 321mm )   75   60
    Current rotation - normal
    Current reflection - none
    Rotations possible - normal
    Reflections possible - none
    Setting size to 0, rotation to left
    Setting reflection on neither axis
    X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
      Major opcode of failed request:  159 (RANDR)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  2 (RRSetScreenConfig)
      Serial number of failed request:  12
      Current serial number in output stream:  12
    -H.
    Last edited by h4rm0ny; 05-12-2008 at 03:31 PM.

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    I did not say anything from sudo! Thats not needed, but it seems you need a differnt driver, maybe try ati or radeonhd.

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    What lens to use for portrait photography using my olympus e510.? I would like to purchase a lens for good portrait photography for my Olympus e510. I currently only have the 14-42mm that came with the camera. I would like to spend around $500-$700 for the lens. Also, do I need to purchase an external flash? Any help or suggestions?

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