I have elementary OS Juno installed on my laptop and it automatically rotates the screen to upside-down. then i have to go to display to fix this problem. but it doesn't stays normal. Sometimes later it goes to upside-down again which is frustrating. On gnome3 there is a rotation lock button but I cannot find rotation lock button on Juno.

I don't need the screen rotation, how can I disable it completely?


there is a rotation lock in juno available under display in the system settings.


Juno on Hp 8510w with screen rotation problem. I have tried: sudo systemctl disable iio-sensor-proxy.service, but command did not remove script /lib/systemd/system/iio-sensor-proxy.service

To disable it at startup, file was renamed:

sudo mv /lib/systemd/system/iio-sensor-proxy.service /lib/systemd/system/iio-sensor-proxy.service_disabled

Elementary doesn't have a screen orientation setting AFAIK, but you can try the following in the terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.orientation active false

I kinda like screen rotation :)


I have juno running in an HP EliteBook 8460p with the screen rotation problem when I tilt the keyboard. To stop this, this worked for me:

sudo systemctl stop iio-sensor-proxy.service

This one worked for me

xrandr -o normal

This worked for me but I needed to apply at each start up:

$ sudo systemctl stop iio-sensor-proxy.service 
$ sudo systemctl disable iio-sensor-proxy.service 

-- For persistance I needed this:

$ sudo apt-get remove iio-sensor-proxy

This worked for me:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchscreen orientation-lock true
  • hum, side effect... lock screen is upside down. There must be other way... I will keep trying. – papimigas May 31 at 8:31

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