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Setup & Installation / Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« on: June 21, 2017, 06:08:14 am »
I have ArcaOS 5.0.1 (private beta) running on Lenovo M93p tiny.

It is hard to boot the installation disk. I succeeded by mounting the USB DVD drive on the yellow front port.

Hardware / Re: Reference diskette for PS/2 Model 95
« on: June 18, 2017, 11:16:28 pm »
You need to visit (9595 - Ardent Tool of Capitalism)

Post if you get ArcaOS running on it.

Internet / Re: FF45.5 - choppy response/window scrolling anyone???
« on: June 16, 2017, 06:47:45 am »
Yes, setting layout.frame_rate to 0 works here, too.

Utilities / Re: problems with sh.exe
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:17:55 am »
I'm seeing sh as the reason I can't build PMMail anymore. This is GCC 335, and I suppose I could try to adapt the makefile.  sh never seems to understand the backslash. I don't know how g++ is even finding sh.

For customers in the USA, Blonde Guy is now accepting orders, both for ArcaOS digital-only and for DVD. My payment system is Paypal invoice, but I also accept personal checks.

Utilities / Re: Battery charge
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:10:00 am »
If you have the source code for a battery program, you can modify it to use ACPI under OS/2. The developer's toolkit for ACPI is available here:

Applications / Re: IBM's Windows 95 Emulator
« on: June 04, 2017, 04:45:40 pm »
There are a lot of unlikely stories about the end of OS/2 in this thread. Why not let the guy who killed OS/2 tell his version?

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change Paperback – December 16, 2003
by Louis V., Jr. Gerstner

Synopsis: Killing OS/2 was his greatest accomplishment. It was done before OS/2 Warp 3 was released.

Internet / Re: SeaMonkey-2.42b8 and Thunderbird 45.8.0
« on: June 04, 2017, 05:24:27 am »
When I run the new version 2.42.9, I get this added to POPUPLOG.OS2

Code: [Select]
06-03-2017  20:16:06  SYS2070  PID 0054  TID 0001  Slot 0078

OK, it works with an updated LIBCX0.DLL you supplied.

Setup & Installation / Re: Arca OS and WiFi
« on: May 31, 2017, 09:00:35 pm »
Ironically, that presentation used my eCS laptop running an Intel 5100 WiFi.

Join up at NetLabs.

view the list of projects here:

USB is on the list. Two (or maybe more) people are already there doing work.

Programming / Re: OS/2 projects that need help?
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:06:21 am »
VOICE needs help with its PMMail/2 project. PMMail uses a GCC environment to build the product. PMMail is closed source. Contact me if you are interested.

Applications / Re: VirtualBox 5.0.6 First Impressions - follow up
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:22:30 pm »
Does Win 7 work inside vbox with os/2 host?

Internet / Re: SeaMonkey-2.42b8 and Thunderbird 45.8.0
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:56:23 pm »
I've installed and run both SeaMonkey and Thunderbird on a system that was already running Firefox 45. I did update nspr; I'm not sure that is needed.

Integration between Thunderbird and Firefox looks broken. Firefox 45 no longer uses Run!, but it appears to be required to make integration work.

Multimedia / Re: How to reinstall audio driver on Arcaos5
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:35:22 am »
This is how to remove an audio driver:

I found this explanation of how to install a new sound card in OS/2, and it was the most elegant way I have seen. It assumes that you have a computer with working sound, or else a computer with MMOS2 installed, but no audio adapter.

This is a simple, safe way to uninstall your current sound card without having to do any selective install or delete the mmos2 subdirectory. I write OS/2 audio drivers and do this 8 or 9 times a day sometimes...

    Boot to an OS/2 full screen prompt.
    tedit the config.sys and delete or Rem-out the audio driver and it's vdd (if there is one.)
    tedit the mmos2\mmpm2.ini
    in the [Drivers] section delete the lines that begin with:


    every element listed in these lines will have an associated section further down in the ini and you can delete them also if you want, but it is not necessary for this to work. it merely avoids clutter in the ini file.
    install the audio drivers.

That's it, it will work every time and is much easier than selective uninstall and deleting the mmos2 subdirectory.

Internet / Re: iCloud access
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:12:46 pm »
The login and use of iCloud seems to work in Firefox 45. Apple is changing the logon process for June 15, so I'll report how that goes.

The reason I'm using iCloud in Firefox is that it makes most iPhone/iPad data available on OS/2.

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