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So I accidentally tilted a laptop (HP ZBook) under Gnome Shell (Debian Stretch), and to my surprise the screen rotated automatically, so I have portrait 1080x1920 now. Funnily, I can tilt the laptop to the opposite side, and the system performs a 180 degree rotation. Only, the sensor or the software doesn't detect when I tilt back to normal, so I'm stuck with a 90 degree rotated portrait format.

Gnome display preferences doesn't have any rotation option, and xrandr doesn't indicate that the screen is rotated. How do I fix this?


Note that reboot solved it, but I would like to know how I can get back to unrotated screen in a live session if this happens again.

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It turns out, I can use a special key on the laptop keyboard, fn-f4 which puts the screen back upright.

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