Rotate Screen on Pi4
In the documentation for Pi 4 display. It states that display_rotate does not work on the pi4. What can I do to get my display and emulationstation to rotate? Please help!
There's no easy solution here, but you can add some configuration to cover almost all situations.
For the text console to be rotated, you'll need to modify
/boot/cmdline.txtand add a
videoparameter at the end of the line
Of course, change the resolution to your actual display resolution if it's different than 1080p and
rotateaccording to your needs.
EmulationStation supports the
--screenrotateparameter for rotation.
/opt/retropie/configs/all, and add
emulationstation --screenrotate 1
instead of the existing line. Replace
1(90 deg) with
2(180 deg) or
3(270 deg) depending on how much you want to rotate your display.
Configure RetroArch for rotation by editing
video_allow_rotate=yes video_rotation = "1"
3, depending on how much you want the screen rotated.
For non-RetroArch emulators, it's up to each individual emulator, I don't know which ones support screen rotation.
This worked but my retroarch main menu is still not rotated. I cannot find the setting to turn this 90 degrees.
@j_infamous Could be that RGUI (the menu driver) doesn't understand rotation. Try using
rgui(can be toggled from the Configuration Editor).
I tried those and they didnt work. I also did null and of course it meant what it said and now I dont have a retro arch menu.
I have the menu back but still 90 degree off.
It must be a limitation of RetroArch's menu drivers.
No one else has complained about it? Seems weird. Maybe they havent gone to the main menu from retroarch.
I guess is not a common configuration and using the RetroArch menu is not something you do each time you run a game, so maybe it's not a game breaker.
Rion last edited by
Thank you! At least I know its not me now.
MISTERHOLLYW00D last edited by
Does the screen rotate for text in cmdline work on the pi3? If u don’t want to use display rotate and do it like the pi 4
Would command be the same with hdmi-a-1?
Gryphon last edited by
I have a pie4 and I love the way they have the new format setup for it except for 1 thing, no rotate screen fix for emulationstation. It really kills it for me, since I only have a vertical screen. So I am forced to run my rpie4 as a rpie3 to rotate the screen, and rpie3 is not as friendly to me. I have tried everything to rotate the screen as well to no avail. (Unless it has been fixed since the last post on here that I don't know about). Is there anyway the dev's can address this or why did they give up on it?
@Gryphon No sure what you're talking about - you can rotate the EmulationStation, as stated in the 2nd post of this topic.
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