X200 Tablet: Clean Install

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  1. man_unit

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    I think I finally tracked down the auto-rotate.

    The executable is ScreenRotation.exe. It was located c:SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\TBUTIL\. I'm guessing this is the default location or a glitch I had when it was downloaded. There are lots of other drivers in there as well. It is odd since the ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/7wgd15ww.txt online says the default is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TBUTIL. I didn't have the WIN folder :( <---no jokes about my lack of WIN :D

    Anyway, I think it is the LENTBCTL.exe (tablet shortcut menu) unpacked driver I ran to get the display to rotate.

    Once I figure it for sure I'll come back and post it. I guess for now you can find this program and see for yourself :)

    EDIT: the correct location is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TBUTIL, and was enabled when I ran the Tablet Shortcut Menu program.
     
  2. DeBo

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    Might throw my self into this talk since l have a rather similar problem my self.

    Just did a clean install, downloaded the lenovo update center, but there are still some things missing:

    GPS missing
    Yellow mark next to : PCI serial Port
    PCI simple com Device
    "Unknown Device" <-- no clue what this is?!?!?

    Been downloading drivers like crazy, but still must be missing soemthing!?
     
  3. man_unit

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    The GPS is tied to the WWAN card driver. I have the Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband Minicard. The driver that should activate it is the Wireless WAN (Vodafone and AT&T - HSDPA) driver

    I am about 90% sure the serial port driver is going to be tied to the Intel AMT. Not sure if Intel AMT 4.1 Management Engine (ME) Firmware, but probably the Management Engine Interface (Intel AMT 4.0) driver.

    The PCI simple com device is tied to Intel(R) Management Engine Interface.

    For the unknown device I can probably tell what should be there if you give me the location info from the General Properties tab.
     
  4. DeBo

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    GPS: The dirvers are installed but l still can't find the gps program per se.

    the other drivers are fixed, thanks for the help!! (the "unknown" , just fixed it self)

    Though noticed that l have installed the camera drivers, but l can't seem to find the program to start the damn thing? ( missed a program package somewhere?)
     
  5. man_unit

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    The GPS has to be downloaded. Even though it says for the X200 but it seems to work on my tablet. You can get it here, ThinkVantage GPS for Windows Vista and XP. Once you extract and run it you will restart and on bootup you should have the GPS enabler icon on your desktop.

    If you want to use the version specifically for ours I think you will have to let System Update find it for you. Honestly, if you look at Drivers and software - ThinkPad X200s and X200 Tablet page you see that almost all the drivers are the same for the X200 and X200T. The GPS Enabler seems pretty simple and I can't see why that software wouldn't work.
     
  6. DeBo

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    I'll try that out tomorrow...fingers crossed and all that.

    What about the web cam?
     
  7. man_unit

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    The camera I have not used yet but as far as a program I think Lenovo has it setup to download Skype and using their program you can activate the camera.

    I would expect you could use another program but I haven,t GIS'ed any yet. Once I am comfortable that I can set up the tablet I will go back and mess with the camera.

    Edit:The default location for the drivers are, c:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\camera
     
  8. yeah-yeah

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    I can confirm that the built-in web cam works with Skype (at least version 4). As long as Device Manager is reporting that the camera drivers are installed (listed as a USB camera under 'Imaging Devices'), you should be alright.
     
  9. DeBo

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    To "man unit." I have installed the drivers (at least I think so) anyway thanks for the help.
    Just wondering, dosen't Lenovo have custom webcam software?
     
  10. man_unit

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    You are welcome.

    From I have found I think they deferred that to Skype. Maybe someone else has found it? I'm still looking around and if I find it buried I'll post back. I would like a generic program too for Messenger.
     
  11. overfiend06

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    Thanks man_unit for your response.

    But since I've installed the tablet shortcut menu, the screen still does not auto-rotate. And the drivers do not appear in the locations you stated. I used the ThinkVantage System Update and it installed the tablet shortcut menu somewhere, I am not sure where tho...:confused:

    Also when I tried to download the driver from lenovo's website, the file is missing. Don't know why either....:confused:

    Any suggestions...
     
  12. yeah-yeah

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    Have you called Lenovo? Your system came with tech support - why not use it?
     
  13. overfiend06

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    Never thought about it. I can sure give it a try tho...

    I'll get back to you later and let you know what they said...:)
     
  14. man_unit

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    I saw that the driver was missing but the reason for the driver revision is telling, at least for me. That's why i posted the file name so even if mine is messed up you should still have a file named screenrotation.exe. The only thing you can do is install the previous version. The link for it is toward the bottom of the page under the section, Version Information. I tried it and it still gave me an executable.

    I did another R&R install this weekend trying to find some missing software and I just looked at where the file I mentioned is and its in the first location, c:SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\TBUTIL\ .

    I posted in another thread that I am going to try and get my recovery disk because my image (the one on the laptop that was shipped) has possibly some errors. If I can get some disks (correct ones this time:p ) then I will try this again. One of the main reasons I keep doing this is I haven't found a way to determine what is the correct order of apps/drivers to install. Some of them specify what needs to be installed before something else will work but I haven't run across a step-by-step. If someone has seen one then please let me know:)

    And now I see that the Tablet Shortcut Menu needs to be tweeked for the very same reason; which makes sense to me because they do not have an unattended complete install process. There were at least two times during the R&R install I had to click a button that said something like," One or more of your programs needs to reboot to finish installing. Is it continuing to install while it waits for me to click?

    Anyway, regardless of where my Screenrotation.exe program goes you should still have one as well. Right now I am working on doing a USB install so I will again be blanking this laptop and I will map the drives after each install and hopefully double check the program is installed with the Tablet Shortcut Menu.
     
  15. overfiend06

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    Okay I got the screen to auto-rotate.

    Now I am having trouble with active-rotate. My x200t does not got into secondary landscape or portrait due to my configuration settings....

    Does anybody know the correct config settings to fix this? I looked on various threads and they did not help. The only thing I did not try was uninstalling my Access Connections. Is there some way around this?

    Also I called lenovo support and they are of no help. The guy is totally clueless....
     
  16. overfiend06

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    I can try to post my step-by-step once I can get the kinks out. I think this active-rotate thing is my last problem....(hopefully)
     
  17. man_unit

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    If your are talking about the feature where the screen turns when you take the tablet and rotate it around and the tablet screen 'follows along'; I think that was on the X61T. As far as I know and heard I don't think X200T does. Mine never has and I just used the recovery disks from Lenovo and did they full R&R on my machine and it doesn't do this.

    I went to the lenovo site and saw the flash animation but I thought that was for the X61, just like the NavDial. Its very misleading. If you watch the "View X Series Tablet Video" they aren't showing the X200T.

    If in fact we are supposed to have this feature then I am going to be livid that chose not to have it active by default. Every other program is set to 'run' when I boot up:mad:

    Now you are saying that you have it partially??
     
  18. overfiend06

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    Precisely! This is a feature of the x200t. It is called ActiveRotate. It is part of the settings in the Tablet Shortcut Menu. I'm surprised that you did not see it, since you were the one to tell me about the AutoRotate function in there.

    Is yours grayed out or not functioning?
     
  19. man_unit

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    No, the box just wasn't checked:eek: And yes I'm an idiot:p

    As for your question about the configuration when I checked the box and hit the apply button it started the calibration. I didn't see a place to enable certain ones or not. Here is a screen shot of what I have checked. Again I only checked Enable active rotate.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31956544@N07/3354816506/
     
  20. overfiend06

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    So were you able to get the screen to rotate in all four sides when you flipped it?? Cause I could only get it to flip to the primary's and not the secondary screens....:confused:

    Any ideas on how to fix it...?
     

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