Rotate console and Xorg screen

Devuan is a Debian fork.

OS: Devuan Gnu/Linux 1.0 (Debian without systemd)

Rotate console screen when the system is booted provided framebuffer is on.

Orientian of my laptop is 90 degree to right.

HP Compaq nc6220
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz, 1G memory, 60G Hard drive
I bought it as used one years ago.


Add fbcon=rotate:[1|2|3] to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX’s option in etc/default/grub. Then update-grub.
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
# Rotate framebuffer screen counter-clockwise

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

Rotate screen in Xorg

Run xrandr -q command to find the display variable.
In my case, it is LVDS1.

Rotate screen left
$ xrandr –outupt LVDS1 –rotate left

To rotate when Xorg starts, an article suggests add the following lines in xorg.conf. I’ll test it later.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
Option "Rotate" "left"

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