How can I use Raspberry Pi on my portrait monitors?

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I have three Rise Vision signs running currently and want to move them to Raspberry Pis. I have the player installed and running great, but I can't seem to figure out how to put them into portrait mode. Has anyone had experience with that?

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I found the answer after some searching. There are two things you need to do:

1. Edit the /boot/config.txt file (sudo nano /boot/config.txt) and add a line to the bottom (without the description):

display_rotate=0 Normal
display_rotate=1 90 degrees
display_rotate=2 180 degrees
display_rotate=3 270 degrees
display_rotate=0x10000 horizontal flip
display_rotate=0x20000 vertical flip

I used display_rotate=1.

2. Allocate more memory to the GPU (sudo raspi-config). I changed from 64M to 128M.

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Hey sshank,

Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about moving our digital signage to Raspberry Pi as well in my office environment and we currently have several portrait oriented signages. Was wondering if you could tell me how it's working for you? Do you run RiseVision on your Raspberry Pi's as well?
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I would recommend checking out the Community supported Raspberry Pi thread at
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Thanks for the update sshank. Good to know how to rotate the screen.

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thanks for this post .. most important thing is step 2 ....  for step 1 you can find many people say that.