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Cannot change the screen orientation on my Gateway M280 tablet PC

Whenever I push the button (hardware) on my Gateway M280 tablet PC to change the orientation from primary landscape to secondary landscape, I get the following error dialog:

[Tablet Button]

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

I have tried selecting nearly every single setting I can in the display settings to no avail. I am at the end of my rope and the ATI folks who created the drivers for this laptop's video card don't have a driver update to help, apparently.

I'm on Windows XP for Tablet PCs (2002) SP3.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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  • Fangz Nov 26, 2008

    Same thing here. Not sure when it started. Win XP home, sp3

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    same problem. the only button i could modify was the app start one. but if i change its function to screen orientation it will still give the same error.

  • buckbee Dec 02, 2008

    I have both a Dell Latitude XT and a Lenovo tablet that are both getting this same problem. You can change the screen orientation using the ATI software but not the button on the tablet.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    Same problem here with my Dell Latitude XT.

    The Dell people have been no help so far.

  • RC1968 Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same problem which only recently started. I too have a Gateway tablet.

  • sachrw Jan 17, 2009

    My computer is a Gateway, and the screen orientation button stopped working after i sent my computer in to get fixed. i get the same error message.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    Dell Latitude XT. ATI card and same problem



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Ok so I had the same problem on my tablet cx2000. Did you download any of the service packs from xp? If so that is what is causing the problem. Your computer will work fine without it so you just need to de-install it. Go to your add and remove programs and delete the service pack. Once your computer reboots then it will be fine!

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