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Setup & Installation / Help requested for Class List error on boot.
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:18:18 pm »
I am running ArcaOS5.  I have recently installed updates including ACPI v3.23.07, , AHCI v2.03 and os2krnl v14.201

Since doing so, when I now boot the computer once the graphical interface has loaded I see a window with a CLASS LIST error saying "The classes in this tree could not be loaded. You should remove them from the WPS class list." 

In the left hand colum on this window are listed two classes: 
1) Orphaned classes with two entries : Ezplay and WPTouch and
2) WPObject with numerous subclasses.

I don't know why this is happening and neither do I know what to do.  I can close the window with the shown error message and all appears to be well and everything I do on a daily basis appears to be working normally.
If anyone has any ideas as to why this is happening and more importantly, what I should do about it I would be most appreciative.
I am happy to provide further information if requested.

       Dave.

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Hardware / Success using Brother L6200DW printer with ArcaOS.
« on: September 21, 2017, 10:52:30 pm »
In case anyone is looking to use a Brother L6200DW ( https://www.brother.ca/en/p/HLL6200DW ) black and white laser printer I can now say with certainty that it works under ArcaOS 5.0

I connected the printer using a cat5e network cable to an 8 port switch connected to a router.  The ArcaOS computer and the printer both connect to the 8 port switch.

I had to download the Linux (DEB) driver from the Brother website and decompress it to find the ppd file. 
On the printer itself I set an IP address outside of the assigned DHCP range on my router.
I then used the "Install CUPS printer" option in the Printers folder.
Using the CUPS add printer option I pointed it to the PPD file when prompted.  The setup then identified the Brother printer and completed the driver installation seemingly correctly with no errors.  However, just as with my last printer (also a Brother laser printer) absolutely nothing would print.  Despite the CUPS setup having identified the printer each time I tried to print I received an error stating that the printer could not be found.
Just as with my last printer, the only way I could get the printer to actually print was to change the output to an SLPR port.  In this instance, I added an SLPR port, changed the "LPD Server" to the address of the printer, left the "LPD printer" as the default * and left the "High performance" and "LPRPORTD Compatible" options unchecked.
Doing the above allowed me to immediately print to the printer.  I was able to print emails successfully and PDF files immediately.  However, when I tried to print anything from OpenOffice V4.1.3 nothing would print, there was no error message and nothing in the queue.  Anything I tried to print seemingly just vanished.  I did find the solution though I have no idea why it works.  What solved the problem of being unable to print was to open the printer driver options, go to the "Queue Options" tab and check the box next to "Print while spooling".  Doing this immediately allowed me to print using OpenOffice 4.1.3
I still find setting a printer using CUPS to be confusing and have never managed to get it to work without having to change the output port to SLPR.
I am now printing successfully from ArcaOS5.0 to the Brother L6200DW over a network connection.  I have not tried to connect the printer via USB or wifi as I have no plan to use either of these methods.
I hope that this information may prove useful to some folk.
      Dave.

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From the article found at : https://www.arcanoae.com/arcaos-5-0-licensing-fits-together-existing-subscriptions/  It appears that I, as a holder of a current Arca Noae Drivers & Software subscription, am entitled to a credit of the unused portion of my subscription against the purchase price of ArcaOS.  The article makes mention of completing an online form for this purpose, however I am unable to find said form anywhere on the Arca Noae site in order to apply for the credit.

I am unclear as to exactly how this process works, whether the credit will be applied upfront towards the purcharce price of ArcaOS, as a rebate after purchase or as a credit to be used against future purchases with Arca Noae.  However, the article does seem to state that some kind of credit is available for those of us with a subscription with Arca Noae who purchase AraOS 5.0 Blue Lion.

I would greatly appreciate any guidance as to how to apply for this credit.  Two days ago I sent an e-mail to sales@arcanoae.com asking for assistance with this issue but have so far not had a response.  I quite realize folks at Arca Noae may be busy and my question was posed towards the end of the week (thursday), but I thought that if anyone here is able to point me in the right direction to apply for this credit I could then proceed to do so and then get on my my plan for purchasing and installing Blue Lion.
Many thanks to anyone who can help me in this matter.

     Dave

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