How to unlock Secondary Landscape Orientation on the T5010

Discussion in 'Fujitsu' started by darkphantom, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Grimnir

    Grimnir Think tank & Designer Senior Member

    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    If you want to unlock the Secondary Landscape Orientation you will find the guide on Page 3 of this thread. I still suggest you read over the entire thread, or at least skim over it.

    Original thread is as follows:

    Hey guys,
    I contacted Intel to find out why the Intel GMA x4500 driver did not support secondary landscape orientation. Here is the message I sent to Intel. Be warned, this is a lot to read ;D

    To which I receieved a response of:
    I tried what they reccomended. I downloaded the drivers off the intel site and tried to update the driver installed with the "Have disk" method because I was getting the "This driver is not verified for your system" (not verbatim) error.

    I sent another e-mail, which said:
    The final response from Allan, the tech is as follows:
    Conclusion: It is confirmed that the tablet hardware is capable (which is what I thought. It'd be completely rediculous if it was not able to!) of displaying secondary landscape, but it is somehow locked.

    So...I am going to eventually call Fujitsu and ask them about this as well as the wobbly power plug connector. I want to know if they disabled secondary landscape...and why. Oh, and how to FIX it.

    I thought of uninstalling the driver for the GMA but I wasn't sure if that would make my screen go blank, or if my processor would take on the graphics task whilst forcefully installing the downloaded Intel driver. Anyone care to advise?
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    66
    I also don't recommend unistalling the graphics drivers. It happend twice, but with XP, that I had a blank screen in the end and had to install the graphic drivers sightless. That was not funny.

    Have you tried the zip file and the device manager or the exe file with the setup to install the drivers?

    Last option is a blank Vista with the intel drivers installed the first time, and not the Fujitsu drivers.
     
  3. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

    Messages:
    6,425
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    216
    strange that you got a blank screen at best you should have had generic drivers replacing your uninstalled drivers, the generic drivers won't offer the correct resolution etc available & sleep, hibernate etc would be missing, but you would be able to see.

    I have no reservations about advising someone to remove or uninstall graphics drivers.
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    66
    I thought this, too, that's why I've removed the old ones to make a "clean" update :D , sadly I saw nothing after a reboot and after windows booted up, I tried every output, like DVI, VGA, video, tried it with VNC viewer, but sadly saw nothing. Happened with a Geforce 3 in a desktop and with ATI don't know the name in a notebook.
    Well, since then I don't uninstall any graphic driver :) or at least I would try to avoid a reboot after I've uninstalled one.
     
  5. Grimnir

    Grimnir Think tank & Designer Senior Member

    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Frank,
    I'd tried with the .exe from the Intel site. I can try again with the .zip file, and yes I tried through device manager and the "have disk" method.

    You know what? I still have the hard disk drive that came with the T5010, its got the operating system on it and nothin' else (i swapped drives as soon as I got it. Didn't even turn it on). I'll try messing with the graphics drivers on THAT hard disk drive (after backing up :X) and seeing if I can get secondary landscape to work.
     
  6. Flybane

    Flybane Tablet Convert

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    I just can't believe they (whoever did it) would actually disable secondary landscape. It sucks. Thanks for all your work tracking down an answer, and please keep us updated!
     
  7. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Ok, Grimnir, let's do some little driver modification.
    What exactly you have to do, don't know, but here is a possible way which should unlock the fourth orientation: :D

    Download the latest official Fujitsu graphics driver.
    Extract the .exe file in a folder. Open him, inside open the graphics folder, there open the "kit14103.inf" file with notepad.

    After you've opened it we will see in the first lines a few intersting comments, like
    Well, we are on the right way.

    So let's search for the term "rotation" in this file.
    You will find a few places where you can change some flags and some entries. What exactly you have to modify, I don't know.

    But I think one of this two ways should work:
    1. Search for the term "FJ_Enable_Limited_Rotation.AddReg" and replace the term with "FJ_Enable_Rotation.AddReg". Two times, don't replace the term which is between the two brackets (see point below)

    2. search for "[FJ_Enable_Limited_Rotation.AddReg]" and remove the first four lines
    After you've done one of the two options, save the file and install the driver.

    I hope that everything is "unlocked" now.
     
  8. Grimnir

    Grimnir Think tank & Designer Senior Member

    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Frank,
    I will try the above in a moment. Let me turn on my PC and replace the hard drive.

    I'll do driver mods on that hard drive, but I won't do bios tweaks or anything that may flash them dead on accident xD

    Edit:
    Okay I have the old hard drive in and I'm updating the review to reflect the crap I'm finding on this factory direct vs the install I did.

    Downloading Fujitsu driver now Frank ;D
     
  9. Grimnir

    Grimnir Think tank & Designer Senior Member

    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Frank,
    Downloading from Fujitsu's support site only gives me an .exe file. There is no .zip file.

    are you talking about the available download from Intel? The zip file from them does contain a graphics file, but no kit14103.inf file.
     
  10. jonjon1138

    jonjon1138 Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Frank, have you tried going into Safe Mode [F8] and removing the driver from there? You should be able to see with the standard VGA driver.
     
Loading...

Share This Page