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Programming / Re: os4: KEE update notification
« on: May 21, 2017, 05:40:01 pm »
Another benefit of a new kernel is also to avoid to add patches to PSDs, drivers and other places to fix or add workarounds to the kernel but adding new functions and fixes to the krnl itself, which is the right place. When i remember correctly its only possible to load one psd so 'every' psd in use need to add this code to provide it to old krnl based systems,

Applications / Re: Experiment: cWarp - Crappy Warp / Changing the stuff.
« on: February 23, 2016, 08:30:09 pm »
Just for fun I created a.o. replacements of bkscalls.dll and kbdcalls.dll with source code.

Wim = hero  ;)
Has this some relation to the console API?

General Discussion / Re: News from the front line
« on: July 09, 2015, 11:22:09 pm »

.. but I also noticed a boycott campaign by someone calling OS/2 community members one by one to tell to do not help XEU at all.

That really throws some light to some phone calls I had, thanks for this information, Martin!

Interesting fact that people got mad to do something like this... unpaid people from the old company? In general people should decide on their  own. XEU was announced over a year now. Not much has happened since..  XEU needs new updates for eCS or they will just try to sell what they just have - the time will tell.

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: August 17, 2014, 06:27:43 pm »

I created rxusb.dll in order to be able test my usbcalls.dll and usbresmg.sys device driver.

It appears that your installation does not use my usbresmg.sys driver. You have to recheck your config.sys file again to see what file the device driver statement points to and to verify that it is my usbresmg.sys driver.

After working around this issue and with the latest release of usbresmgr/webview my cam now works in one mode.  Again thanks for the hard work making this possible !


Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:39:25 pm »

Unfortunately USB Device Monitor Version 0.9.7 cannot be used because it provides incorrect and incomplete data. So I wrote my own :) uvc webcam compound descriptor retrieval utility in rexx. Download and run uvcprobe.cmd and it will create uvcprobe.bin containing the descriptors.

It would be nice when this or any other tool could be fixed to make it usable again. Now it gets interesting, because its nice that REXX is in place now :) Getting the data however seems to be a hard task.. I get the following output when running the tool:

Found 3 usb devices.
FFEA UsbGetDeviceReport failure!

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:50:32 pm »

Use the output of lsusb from Paul Smedley for your camera.

1. when I typed lsusb I got

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 046d:0804 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C250

2. When I typed lsusb -d 046d:0804 -v > 046d0804.txt

I got the descriptors in the created 046d0804.txt file.

lsusb is not working, it seems that it has problems finding/loading the usb.ids file,  the %OS_DIR% var is  not used. lsusb.exe -h works.

Killed by SIGSEGV
pid=0x001b ppid=0x001a tid=0x0001 slot=0x003b pri=0x0200 mc=0x0001
LSUSB 0:0000f3b6
cs:eip=005b:0001f3b6      ss:esp=0053:0081ff30      ebp=0081ffa0
 ds=0053      es=0053      fs=150b      gs=150b     efl=00010246
eax=00000000 ebx=ffffffff ecx=ffffffff edx=00000000 edi=00000000 esi=0081ffbc
Process dumping was disabled, use DUMPPROC / PROCDUMP to enable it.

 I will send the output from the other usb tool, maybe it will tell what is required.

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:15:43 am »

It seems that my programs did not find a suitable endpoint descriptor.
Start USBDock /bin and attach your camera's .BIN file for me to inspect.

this system doesn't have the USBDock installed, is there a way to get these data from the USB Monitor tool?

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: July 17, 2014, 10:00:13 pm »
I have replaced on my website :) and updated

NOTE: I did not spend time to solve device driver and multiple cpu issues. I first ;) want to iron out these programs.

Thanks for the update. Here  both webview and uncview report a frame size error:

frame size error.

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:09:03 pm »

Hi Mike,

Yes, but it is easier for me to work on weblook first because it is a vio program. Mind you, the associated webview program is a pm program. The aim is to move away from usbecd.sys for generic webcam support. See my previous posts in this thread.


Helllo Wim,
the generic webcam support sounds good. I could install now all the latest files, made the usbecd.sys  config and then tried  weblock.exe

bind: Address not available
[open isochronous]

the cam led is on but webview.exe shows just a black window the same happens with uvcview.exe. Any ideas?


Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:08:21 pm »
About the webcam access,  doest it mean we can now have a generic pm application that can show the video of the connected usb webcam?


is it possible to recycle the one that was already compiled for different usb cams on your site? What about USBECD.SYS ?

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:45:01 pm »

Since October 2013 I have been working on the implementation of isochronous transfers in USB Resource Manager. The current sources are at netlabs in my private branch:

I have produced a (beta test) matched set of usbcalls and usbresmg.sys that is backwards compatible. I have removed old code both in usbresmg.sys and usbcalls.dll for functions that were never properly supported. Existing synchronous transfer functions work well again and I have implemented these as asynchronous too. I have added code for the new asynchronous isochronous transfer functions. I am getting video from my Logitech C250 camera.

These are good news, thanks for the work on it  :)
About the webcam access,  doest it mean we can now have a generic pm application that can show the video of the connected usb webcam?

Networking / Re: e1000e driver - test updates
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:29:38 pm »
Hi All,

I've done some updates to the multimac e1000e driver to update the linux kernel version it is based on.

At this time, I have three fourfive test versions available.

To test:
1) backup the existing \ibmcom\mac\e1000e.os2
2) replace with one in the test zips.

URLs for test builds:

Note these have been lightly tested on a Thinkpad T60 only.  Lightly tested basically means ensure the machine boots, gets an IP using dhcp, and can connect to a website.


Intent is to try and get this up to the latest kernel code and get the changes included in the multimac source code, and to learn a bit about how multimac works.



hello paul,
thanks for the update on the multimac drivers! The lan adapter has the device id of 8086:153A i tried all drivers, esp. the one in but lantran.log always reports "E1000E No supported hardware was found."


It created some noise on the Geek category of Reddit.

hello martin,
posts outside the OS/2/eCS community with only saying the word OS/2 makes people or better say trolls go crazy. No respect of the work people actually do, their knowledge is back from the Warp3 days and they have no idea what the current state is. For sure I don't run Warp on a 486 machine and also nothing inside a VM.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Congratulations
« on: January 04, 2013, 04:07:48 pm »
thanks to kim and martin for getting back online. :) The waiting time after the crash was quite long, and its still a lot of work to do. When the old site was still online i remember the "sponsor for new hardware reminder", is the server hardware now completely new?

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