One of the things I don’t get is why this thing is enabled by default on Linux distros.
With a GNOME 3.18 (or newer) based system, orientation changes will automatically be applied when rotating the panel, ambient light will be used to change the screen brightness, and Geoclue will be able to read the compass data to show the direction in Maps.
It’s really annoying on the laptops, if you accidentally rotate your monitor.
sudo systemctl stop iio-sensor-proxy.service sudo systemctl disable iio-sensor-proxy.service
Enough with screen rotations!