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Hardware / Re: Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:45:13 pm »
  More often than not, information contained in the DMI tables is inaccurate, incomplete or simply wrong. 

Hi Pete.

Maybe that is what we can expect from "dmidecode.exe". I will try it on other systems next week to see if it fails.


Hardware / Re: Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:39:32 pm »
Paul Smedley has ported LSUSB which will do the job. There is an LSUSB link on his libusb-1-0 page.

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lsusb -v

Thanks Wim, I didn't know about lsusb. I'm playing with it right now.


I just booted (removing some networks stuff from boot)  and protocol.ini was incomplete:

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I restored the information and it seems to be back in business.  "Adapters and Protocols" it is working now.

Thanks Valerius.



Today I tried to boot that PC again and got a trap on PROTMAN.

I tried Alt+F1 and F2 and get the same trap too.

I did not delete "protocol.ini" (or at least not intentionally).


Hardware / Re: Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 28, 2017, 07:38:33 pm »
Hi Pete

I just run "dmidecode.exe >report.txt" and got the report from that mainboard. It even seems we are using the same version of dmidecode, would it be something incompatible with the BIOS?



I was tweaking the network configuration of computer without a network card. It was recognized as "no network card" and I removed it and leave all network adapters blank. I close the "Adapters and Protocols" application and save all changes.

I opened again "Adapters and Protocols app" and I got this message:
PROTOCOL.INI does not contain a valid [IBMLXCFG] section. Unable to continue.
And I can not access "Adapters and Protocols app" anymore.

Does anybody experienced this problem or know how to fix it?


Hardware / Re: Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:47:41 pm »
Thanks Pete

I found some interesting reports from the PCI /? switch.

I found that "dmidecode", that is also installed on ArcaOS (c:\sys\apps\anpm), is also interesting to extract hardware information. It provides mode details on the supported things on the BIOS. If someone want to share that report, notice that it may be good to "redact" the hardware serial numbers for privacy.

I took some samples of a old computer I have on the office:

Anybody knows if there is a command line tool that can take a report of each USB device installed/plugged? Like the USB Device Monitor, but that can query and report all at once?


Hardware / Re: Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 27, 2017, 05:01:48 pm »

Checking a little but more about this subject I found out that posting the "MACHINE.CFG" file is also interesting. On ArcaOS is located at C:\sys\install\rsp.

I don't know much about it, is there a way to generate a new report, is there a Britt Turnbull stand alone utility for it?


Hardware / Re: Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:07:42 pm »
Hi Neil.

Thanks for the pointer. I included the T540p on the Wiki with links to your review.  It can be great if you can send me or post the PCI report and the full model number to include more details.

Just a little typo on your page. On "" it list the  Thinkpad T540p/strobopeep as "W540p"

I agree that making an essay format page or a YouTube video is great and I encourage user to do it too, but on the case of the wiki I want the details and HardwareId numbers so people that has similar hardwareIDs can search other machines that work or not with it.


Hardware / Post 2010 Laptops running ArcaOS
« on: September 27, 2017, 12:07:18 am »

I was working on the OS2World wiki last weekend and organizing a little bit the "Laptops page".

It made me wonder if it will make some sense to try to put some focus on the "Hardware" area of the wiki this year with reported ArcaOS working hardware on the wiki this year.

If so, it will make sense to me to start documenting some "Post 2010" laptops on the wiki, ( I mean laptops manufactured on the year 2010 or later). Which it does not mean that you are not free to document older laptops, but post 2010 year will be my focus.

If you want to help me this with this please post your experience with your post-2010 laptop on this thread (or send me by email) and post the following:

Detach anything from your laptop ports.
- Laptop model name and brand
- Laptop model number
- PCI.exe report ("[C:\sys\install\detect\pci.exe >pciout.txt")
- General Comments: Any special remark on how you installed ArcaOS, or any trick you used to make some specific device to work.

- Any ideas of what other hardware report will be interesting? is pci.exe enough to have more details of what is attached to the USB ports?

Let me know if you want to share on this initiative.


Applications / Re: Windowed win 16 session
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:37:53 pm »

Any more information about VSVGA.SYS parameters (switches) is welcome for the EDM/2 Wiki.


Applications / Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:32:49 pm »
Hi Neil

I also confirm that Google Maps crashes here on Firefox 45.5.0.
OpenStreet maps only crashes when I click the "Edit" button.

But Bing maps works and does not crash here.


By the way. Here it is the only official word about the "Thinkpad Retro" from a Lenovo Blog.

...because I categorically refuse to ever buy a (productivity) laptop with 16:9.

Hi Alex, just curious. Are you looking for a brand that sells a new laptop with a 4:3 screen ratio display? Does thast exists? Or do you prefer other aspect ratios than 16:9 and 4:3.


Hardware / Re: Success using Brother L6200DW printer with ArcaOS.
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:09:11 pm »
Thank you for reporting hardware David.

If it is ok with your I had also posted it on the OS2World Wiki. With your same OS2World UserID and Password you can also update the page.


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