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Bug 1517532 - Autorotation of touchscreen is inverted
Summary: Autorotation of touchscreen is inverted
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-26 12:39 UTC by dhardy
Modified: 2018-11-30 18:31 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 18:31:51 UTC

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Description dhardy 2017-11-26 12:39:01 UTC
Description of problem:
Booted the Workstation 27-1.6 live image on a Yoga 2 Pro laptop (convertible). The screen is automatically rotated to upside down.

Furthermore, when the laptop is picked up, even small movements will cause further rotation. This is completely unusable.

Locking the rotation (drop down menu in "top right", or `gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchscreen orientation-lock true`) is required to workaround this. Unfortunately I still can't find any manual rotation contols — `xrandr -o normal` does nothing, `xrandr -o inverted` fails and there are no rotation settings under display settings.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Workstation 27-1.6 live image

Actual results:
Unusable autorotation

Expected results:
1. *Do not* autorotate without first asking the user whether they want to enable this feature.
2. Provide some easy way of disabling autorotation it if it doesn't work properly.
3. Provide manual rotation controls.
4. Fix autorotation algorithms to be less jittery (if continuous rotations occur  when the machine is carried, the system is unusable)

Additional info:

Comment 1 dhardy 2017-11-26 13:00:59 UTC
Reported upstream, which may be more appropriate:

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 17:59:07 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 27 is nearing its end of life.
On 2018-Nov-30  Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 27. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as
EOL if it remains open with a Fedora  'version' of '27'.

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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 18:31:51 UTC
Fedora 27 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2018-11-30. Fedora 27 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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