Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:23 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers X.org 7.5 has been released. This version includes DRI2, Multi-Pointer X, Input device properties, X Input Extension 2, RANDR 1.3 (adds support for panning and for Projective Transforms, which can be used to scale the screen up/down as well as perform projector keystone correct or other effects) and video and input driver enhancements. Here are the release notes.
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Bille
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2007-05-31

NVidia drivers don't support XRANDR. Well, it supports a subset of XRANDR 1.1, but not the rotatey stuff you want. You'll recall that 90% of the driver code is shared with Windows, and XRANDR support would conflict with their TwinView feature. Blame the driver vendor, not the server.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I might be wrong but I have the impression that even the Linux drivers do support screen rotation, but you have to specify the options in xorg.conf file, and those options are specific to Nvidia drivers. I have no idea why they don't just support XRANDR properly.

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