LXQT Screen rotation issue on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

#1

I am trying to rotate the screen using the monitor settings GUI from the LXQT menu but I am unable to apply my rotation settings or save the settings. The window will not close and my screen is not rotated.
(I am using the screen in physically vertical/portrait orientation)

I have tried to use xrandr but it does not exist in the system, so I don't know how to rotate the screen using the command line..

Any help is appreciated

#2

As a note I also tried to rotate the screen as usual with other Raspberry OS using the /boot/config.txt file but to no joy.

#3

Have you tried with other DE's? Like MATE or XFCE?

#4

I have not installed that on the manjaro sd card, but using ubuntu mate raspbian and others I have no issue rotating the same monitor

#5

I am also playing with the "lxqt-config-monitor.conf" file but I am not sure about the correct syntax to rotate the screen and so far my entry rotation=1 in the file did not work

#6

Try installing mate then. And see if that can rotate it.

Could be that LXQT simply does not support rotation yet.

#7

Ok, will do.

What is the best way to install other DEs? starting from the raspberry minimal? or on top of the current LXQt?

#8

current LXQT will be fine, since you already have xorg and DM set up. :slight_smile:

#9

No luck about rotating the screen.. seems like that when the kernel is loading, the screen rotates again to landscape.

It is a behaviour that when setting the rotation on the /boot/config.txt in any other OS (ubuntu/raspbian etc..) I cannot see.

Any other idea?

#10

See here
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tablet_PC

Plenty of info about rotation