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    rotating lcd by 90 degrees?

    I have a 10.4 inch screen, and yesterday when I was looking for a good installation location, I noticed that the screen would fit perfect in the din slots where my AC, cd/radio, and cd changer are.... however only in a vertical (portrait) orientation. Are there any programs that allow you to 'rotate' the screen by 90 degrees? I have seen this done on desktop lcd monitors before, where you could physically rotate the screen, then go to settings on the desktop and change the orientation by 90 or 180 degrees. This orientation would be even better for displaying winamp playlists.
    Still setting it all up:
    FV24 with celeron 900, super tiny custom case, Datalux 10.4 touch screen in the Subaru Outback

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    Re: rotating lcd by 90 degrees?

    do a search of the software pages, I remember that someone posted this neat little util that could do basically any custom res you can think of...... and then maybe do a flip of the screen...? Im sure that it can be done technically....
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    There's a software called Pivot that does that.. talk to me on aim I'll give it to you..

    Jason

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    If you were using linux and X it would be a simple matter of changing:

    -screen 640x480@0

    to

    -screen 640x480@270

    in the script /etc/init.d/x where the last value is the number of degrees you want to rotate. But, I imagine you're probably running Windows, in which case there's probably not a way to do it without third-party software.

    Brian

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    Before you get set on a rotated screen make sure it will look ok when viewed from different angles.

    most screens are made with a good horizontal viewing area 45-60deg off center but the vertical may suck, only 10-20deg off center, check this first, you may need to aim the screen at you.

    this stoped me after I had a good install plan layed out

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    I was thinking about messing with linux a little, after I get things installed and running with windows.

    I noticed that the viewing angle is different, however it may be ok. I may also install it so that it rotates from side to side a little. A larger up and down viewing angle may be good, becuase I'm tall and not all my passengers have their head at the same height as I do. But, Like you said I need to check it out in the car first to see how it works.

    I used a demo version of pivot, and it works great! Thanks man!
    Still setting it all up:
    FV24 with celeron 900, super tiny custom case, Datalux 10.4 touch screen in the Subaru Outback

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