AutoRotate 0.3 Released
One missing piece in Linux tablet support is an easy way to automatically rotate the screen, based on either the orientation of the laptop or other parameters. I’ve tried to fix this by writing a simple daemon that uses the hdaps driver to check the orientation of the tablet and calculates the rotation. This new version contains a lot of improvements over the previous hack-job, in that it:
- Can be controlled via dbus
- Directly determines laptop vs tablet mode from hardware, and no longer depends on ACPI events
- Much easier to install (using a deb from my PPA or a setup.py script)
I’ve only tested it on my laptop, which is a ThinkPad X61T running Ubuntu Karmic Koala. But there is no reason why it shouldn’t work on other hardware that uses hdaps and other distributions.