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portrait screen calibration 180 degrees off (Gateway M280E)

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by rjolbrich, May 4, 2010.

  1. rjolbrich

    rjolbrich Guest


    I just purchased a used Gateway M280E. After finally findin
    the appropriate video driver, I can rotate the screen's orientation
    Landscape calibration works fine. Portrait calibration is 180 degree
    wrong, EXACTLY as described in this post


    MVP Josh Einstein suggested two remedies

    1) Do the portrait calibration "upside down

    What did he mean "upside down"

    2) Do a registry edit

    What exactly needs to be edited. Please expand on his descriptio


    If you are still there Josh, please respond
    If not, I'd settle for another MVP


    OS: Windows XP Pro Tablet 2005 SP3 200
    rjolbrich, May 4, 2010
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  2. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/tabletpc/expert/vanwest_03may28powertab.mspx

    (Microsoft search for
    ("primary landscape" OR "secondary landscape") (rotate OR orientation)

    Using the Tablet and Pen settings in Control Panel, you can disable the
    primary portrait orientation and use the secondary landscape orientation
    instead. The same Tablet and Pen Settings dialog box lets you remap your
    hardware buttons to make sense in the new orientation.

    FWIW I have been wondering about this myself for my HP with W7. There is
    something similar for me in its Tablet PC Settings. I just tried it but
    it hasn't done anything different yet. We'll see after my next hibernation
    or reboot. Typically I have to press my screen rotate button twice every
    time it is powered on. (My problem is that when it is docked I have my
    speaker cable at the top instead of at the bottom.) I'd also be happy with
    the other supposed available option of No Portrait, since that would at
    least reduce the number of button pushes I would have to use to flip from
    "primary landscape" to "secondary landscape". ; )

    Thanks for posting the question!

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, May 4, 2010
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  3. rjolbrich

    rjolbrich Guest


    I've posted before regarding my portrait calibration
    problems with my 280E. I decided to install from the
    original disks and had some success. Here's the procedure
    I followed:

    1) format disk and install Win Xp Pro (SP2)
    2) install three drivers through Windows Update
    Video driver 5/23/06
    Finepoint tablet 10/30/06
    Button driver 6.0.6000.310 3/5/07

    At this point, calibration and button function
    (change orientation) both work.

    3)install .Net Framework 2.0

    No change

    4)install XP Pro SP3 through Windows Update and reboot

    At this point, if I try a portrait calibration,
    I receive an error:

    The setting you requested cannot be supported. Open
    Display in Control Panel, adjust the settings, and then try
    to change orientation again.

    This is the same error I received in the purchased state
    of the computer which had SP3 installed. I originally focused
    on the video driver because the ATI Control Center software
    did not work properly either. However, it's obvious that
    the SP3 upgrade was and is the source of the problem.

    One other note, I did not use the ATI Catalyst Control Center
    upgrade that I discussed in previous posts.

    Does anyone have any comments ?

    rjolbrich, May 23, 2010
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