properties for rotable displays
khnz at gmx.de
Fri Mar 14 10:29:42 PDT 2008
Am Friday, 14. März 2008 17:00:12 schrieb Danny Kukawka:
> On Freitag, 14. März 2008, Robert Gerlach wrote:
> > for my tablet pc, I want to store the orientations of the rotable display
> > in HAL? Is there a recommendation? If not, I want to propose a new
> > capability (like "rotatable_display") and two properties, one for normal
> > and one for rotated orientation (sample fdi attached).
> I'm not sure what exactly the goal of this is.
Rotate the desktop to the right orientation (out of the box) if the user
rotates the display.
> We already detect TabletPCs.
> I don't understand why you need the orientations of the displays (in fact
> e.g. the STYLISTIC ST5xxx displays are not rotatable since they are Slates)
No, if docked it does.
> in HAL, also because orientation for the Tablet mode is something that
> depends on the user preferences.
All tablet notebooks I know have two modes, "normal" notebook like mode and
the "tablet" mode (and the orientation in the tablet mode differs between
boxes, for example FSC T- and U-Series). The display orientation in this
modes are hardware specific, so hal should be the right place to store it
(and it's clear and easy).
> Shouldn't that be something you should
> configure somewhere in a desktop application like krandrtray or grandr?
Yes, users should be able to change it, but this informations are good
defaults for the user applications. Furthermore I think most users doesn't
ever want to change it.
Note: I want it for automatically detected display rotation, not the rotation
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