Nowadays as technology develops more and more, laptops are becoming more sophisticated. Most of today’s laptops offer a finger-sensitive screens, so you can manage to flip over the monitor and use it as a tablet. Using Ubuntu as an operating system will not offer the drivers for the screen graphics to auto-detect the screen rotate. So in this tutorial, I will show you how to rotate the screen through CLI.
- sudo privileges
Rotate Upside Down
This option is useful if you have flipped over the monitor, so you want to switch your screen upside down - rotated 180 degrees.
sudo xrandr -o inverted
To rotate left, run:
sudo xrandr -o left
To rotate right, run:
sudo xrandr -o right
To get back the normal working position, run:
sudo xrandr -o normal
xrandr command is useful and should work for almost every
Debian based distro. If it’s not installed you can run:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install x11-xserver-utils
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