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Hi ivan

You are including the drive letter in source eg c:\desktop - I found it does sweet fa without a source drive letter involved. The target can definitely be another drive but do not know it it accepts network drives.

My most succesful attempt at using wpsdump generates a backup.log with lots of entries like this:-

QueryObject failed for: #240F2

Guess I'll have to try and identify what objects wpsdump is having problems with.


Regards

Pete



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Applications / Re: How to list the OBJECTID names on WPS ?
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:10:03 pm »
Hi Martin

You may find getobj.cmd useful. From the comments, which include use instructions, included in getobj.cmd:-

/* Description                                                        */
/*   GETOBJ creates a list containing the data for all objects in a   */
/*   folder (and it's sub folder). For each object the title, the     */
/*   class, the setup string and the location is shown.               */
/*   GETOBJ can also create a REXX program with SysCreateObject calls */
/*   to recreate the objects.                                         */
/*                                                                    */
  http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/rexx/gbj111.zip


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: Is REXX in all its versions still heavily used.
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:40:56 pm »
Hi David

Yes, the rexx downloads are platform specific.

I think the only rexx mentioned on rexxla that is available for OS/2 is Regina, available for download from hobbes - http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=regina&pushbutton=Search


Regards

Pete



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Hi ivan

That is the joy of wps2rexx which creates rexx scripts which can be edited to remove all the unnecessary items.

The only problem is that wps2rexx can fail to complete.

It would be better if wps2rexx worked fully - and even better if instead of creating scripts of the full Desktop it was possible to select only the items that you want to copy to a new installation.

If any "rexx wizards" are reading this maybe they could take a look at how wps2rexx works to see how to improve it and fix problems.


Regards

Pete

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Storage / Re: Extended Attributes - OS/2 only thing?
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:50:52 pm »
Hi Dariusz

I bumped into this EA problem with a NAS - Linksys NSLU2 with attached USB drive - some time back. It seems that while the filesystems available in the NAS (ext3 IIRC) supported EAs that support had to be turned on by recompiling either/both the kernel and filesystem - which was beyond me.

I tried but failed to get the nslu2-linux people - http://www.nslu2-linux.org/ - to make the necessary changes in their alternative firmware for the NAS.

In the end I gave up on the idea of a neat little NAS for use with OS/2 based systems and now use an old pc with eCS installed as a fileserver - no problems with EAs  :-)


Regards

Pete

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Hi

There are some tools such as WPS2Rexx - http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/wps2rexx.zip - which attempt to create rexx scripts of your current Desktop. These scripts can then be modified to only install the needed bits of previous Desktop to current Desktop.


Regards

Pete


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Networking / Re: openvpn configuration?
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:22:53 pm »
Hi Michael

I must admit to not knowing anything about openvpn myself so had a quick look.

Looking at the webpage http://trac.netlabs.org/ports/wiki/openvpn I think the sections Reporting Bugs and Credits are the closest answers to the "who created it, maintains it" questions - although it is more a case of who ported it rather than created it.

Looking at the zip file contents I would guess that the executable can be placed in a directory of your choice.
The supporting dll files look like they should be in the \user\lib\ directory - possibly on the boot drive if that directory does not already exist on your system and possibly added to the LibPath. You may have to experiment a little.

Due to lack of docs included I suggest you check out the links found in the Community section of the wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVPN - hopefully you will get some clues about configuration from those links.


Regards

Pete



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Setup & Installation / Re: Printer advice.
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:43:53 pm »
Hi roberto

You could use cleanppd.cmd to prepare a ppd file for installing in psprint/pscript.drv - cleanppd is part of the psprint package and is installed in [BootDrive]:\sys\install\PRNDRV\PMDD_6 on ArcaOS systems.

You should be able to open the cups error log by selecting Administration -> View Error Log in the cups browser interface without stopping cupsd. Errors should be reported either on the eCUPS wiki http://trac.netlabs.org/ecups/report or the rpm ports wiki http://trac.netlabs.org/ports/report depending on whether you are using eCUPS or the rpm packaged cups.


Regards

Pete


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Hardware / Re: Mouse weirdness
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:52:08 pm »
Hi

Are all usb drivers that are required installed?

You can use usbcfg to view and change usb settings - usbcfg is available as zip or wpi package http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=usbcfg082&pushbutton=Search


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:13:15 am »
Hi Dave

Thanks for the h264ify package - seems to have resolved most playback problems here in that all videos I have tried played. Most stop with the buffering indicator onscreen after a short period but can often be nudged on a little and then play.


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:01:53 am »
Hi

@Dariusz
Thanks for confirming package is not required for Firefox; I think that also applies to Seamonkey.

@David
As I have now managed to get some videos playing I suspect you may have a valid point about "videos  with advertisements are somehow exposing a problem in SeaMonkey". How do I tell if the video should play an advert though?


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: November 30, 2017, 08:56:32 pm »
Hi Dave

No starting with /safe-mode makes no difference to Seamonkeys ability to play youtube videos or even load the page fully - when selecting a vid only the playback window with the Menu button, Play button next to text YouTube and search entry field appear on the page; nothing else at all.

I have checked the RPM_REQUIREMENTS and have everything up to date with the exceptions of:-

1] bww-resources-rpm-1.1.0-3.oc00.noarch - I think this is a bitwise icons update that I may get around to installing but should not be necessary to run an app

2] libc-devel-0.6.6-35.oc00.i686 - Why is this needed? - No plans on development using these tools myself. Surely it is not needed to run apps?


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:39:01 pm »
Hi Dave

Forgot to add that this build of Seamonkey often hangs when starting and can take 3 or 4 attempts to actually get it running.

Maybe I do not have the latest something "lib-nixy" installed but ANPM tells me that everything is up to date...


Regards

Pete



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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:33:21 pm »
Hi Dave

This build works about the same as the previous build: no video playback - cannot even load youtube pages completely. Less of a problem with cpus peaking when using the browser but email/newsgroups causes cpu peaking.

Something to point out from the Readme:-

"The list of RPM packages required by Firefox is
   contained in a file named RPM_REQUIREMENTS inside the ZIP archive."

So it is now necessary to download and unzip the Firefox package to read that readme file to discover what support files are required for Seamonkey!


Regards

Pete


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Hardware / Re: Preparing an USB Flash drive with FAT32 with DFSee
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:19:33 pm »
Hi Martin

USBcfg contains a "USB Removables - Care and Feeding FAQs" IN the FAQs section of the Help. This FAQ is also available online at http://www.os2voice.org/VNL/past_issues/VNL0606H/feature_2.html if you do not have USBcfg installed.


Regards

Pete

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