No rotation on thinkpad x200t, Kubuntu 12.10

Asked by Alarith Uhde


I have installed Magick Rotation version 1.6.2 following the description in the Magick-README.txt on my thinkpad:
- I installed Cellwriter
- xrandr-Rotation works
- there is a python2 symlink
- thinkpad_acpi installed
- python-gtk2 is installed
- no problems during installation. It ends with a notification "installation complete" (or sth. similar) but the window doesn't close, so I have to kill it.

I configured Magick Rotation, so that it rotates right when switching in tablet mode.

When I switch the laptop into tablet mode, nothing happens.

Running "/usr/share/magick-rotation/magick-rotation debug" in a terminal gives the following output:

Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
checking for rotation
Unhandled exception in thread started by <bound method of <hinge.hinge instance at 0x12c0ea8>>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/magick-rotation/", line 28, in run
    fd = open(self.magick_symlink, "r")
IOError: [Errno 13] Keine Berechtigung: '/dev/input/magick-rotation'

Any ideas how to fix that?

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Favux (favux-is) said :

Well, it is complaning about permissions on the input event node.

In a terminal run: groups

Do you see magick as one of the groups? If not run:
    sudo groupadd magick
    sudo gpasswd -a <your username> magick

If you do see the magick group run: getent group magick

Do you see your username in the magick group? If not run:
    sudo gpasswd -a <your username> magick

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