fbuechner wrote:In this case this means: I haven't got a clue if
- the hardware platform of Raspi will allow RandR (but I suppose so, since I suppose otherwise you wouldn't have posted the link)
- how to activate that?
- and how could I be sure if that thing will work on a Raspi?
Dunno, dunno, dunno. That's the fun of experimentation
Let me see if I got these thing right:
- As far I understand, Raspi runs Debian "squeeze", a somehow limited variant of Debian.
Yep, Raspi runs full
Debian squeeze, this is just the codename for the current stable version of Debian. (the unstable version is called wheezy, and the testing version is called sid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian#Release_history
). Additionally, RPi runs the armel (ARM CPU) Debian variant (rather than x86 varian that a desktop PC might use).
- Is it so that in order to achieve graphical output (as opposed to textual only), the X system is needed?
- And further, that RandR is an extension to X which allows resizing and rotation (of the entire monitor)?
I believe so, yes.
- And that RandR in general runs on Raspi?
- But that you personally didn't see RandR working on Raspi AND doing the rotation thing?
Not ever looked at RandR before (on any platform) and haven't tried it on the Raspi either. I was just providing "starting points" for your investigations