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Hi

You could try opening \sys\apps\anpm and \sys\bin folders then drag'n'drop anpm.exe onto pmdll.exe and see if there is a dll problem.


Regards

Pete

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Hi Dariusz

Where is sysbench 0.9.5d available? - I only see 0.9.5c on http://www.os2warp.org/Sysbench/


Regards

Pete


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Setup & Installation / Re: How to - Install Fonts on OS/2
« on: October 26, 2017, 05:14:35 pm »
Hi All

In ArcaOS, it seems to be Computer-->System Setup->Appearance-->Fonts.


Well, that is different to my ArcaOS installation where it is Computer-->System Setup->Fonts.

I just copied Droid Sans and Droid Serif fonts from my eCS2.2beta2 installation L:\PSFONTS to my ArcaOS installation M:\PSFONTS.

I then opened  Computer-->System Setup->Fonts and see that the Droid fonts are shown. Doubleclicking any of the Droid fonts results in the font opening in the font viewer. The Droid fonts are available for selection in applications.


Maybe Devon was playing with the flaky Font Palette?


Regards

Pete


Regards

Pete



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Hi Dariusz

Using an ATI X550 with the AN SNAP I see the same error in the graphics.log

Loading driver for device 0 (radeon.drv)
---------------------------------------------------------

Attempting to enable write combining, base = 0xD0000000, length = 0x08000000 ... Success!
Attempting to disable caching for MMIO, base = 0xFEA30000, length = 0x00004000 ...
Failed: UNKNOWN ERROR!
Loading chipset filters...done.
Loading splash screen...done.


Compared with the eCS SNAP 3.1.8 build 505 (log section pulled from an old backup) on eCS2.2beta2

Loading driver for device 0 (radeon.drv.Sep.25.2006.13.01.08)
---------------------------------------------------------

Attempting to enable write combining, base = 0xD0000000, length = 0x08000000 ... Success!
Attempting to disable caching for MMIO, base = 0xFEA30000, length = 0x00004000 ... Success!
Loading chipset filters...done.
Loading splash screen...done.


I can only guess that whatever has been changed within SNAP causes the error.

Just for fun I ran the sysbench tests:-

 Graphics
   BitBlt S->S copy      :      430.345    Million pixels/second
   BitBlt M->S copy      :      305.949    Million pixels/second
   Filled Rectangle      :     7580.586    Million pixels/second
   Pattern Fill          :     1778.032    Million pixels/second
   Vertical Lines        :       56.506    Million pixels/second
   Horizontal Lines      :      223.633    Million pixels/second
   Diagonal Lines        :       51.134    Million pixels/second
   Text Render           :      602.398    Million pixels/second
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   Total                 :      402.639    PM-Graphics-marks


 Direct Interface to video extensions - DIVE
   Video bus bandwidth   :     1175.934    Megabytes/second
   DIVE fun              :     4016.503    fps normalised to 640x480x256
   M->S, DD,   1.00:1    :     4016.782    fps normalised to 640x480x256
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   Total                 :     1501.114    DIVE-marks


Not overly impressive - especially the PM-Graphics-marks

Sorry, I do not plan on installing the older SNAP with SMP problems to see what the differences are. ArcaOS with AN SNAP seems a little slower than eCS2.2beta2 with eCS SNAP *but* the AN SNAP has, so far, always booted to a working Desktop unlike previous versions of SNAP which are very prone to hanging when the Desktop is starting.



Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: OS/2 and NVMe SSD?
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:39:36 pm »
Hi Sigurd

If the NVMe SSD is SATA attached it may work with ahci but may require parameter /R - it may also be worth trying the earlier 1.32 ahci driver.

I get the impression from a quick "google" that NVMe does not use SATA though so I doubt there is any chance of getting it working with OS/2 unless the (linux probably) driver is ported.


Regards

Pete



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Utilities / Re: Unzip 5.52 vs 6.00 date differences...why?
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:57:53 am »
Hi Dariusz

Thought I'd have a look at this problem.

I opened a command line window in M:\usr\bin and ran

    unzip -l G:\nif\R119567.zip

This resulted in the following being displayed

  Length     EAs   ACLs     Date    Time    Name
---------    ---   ----  ---------- -----   ----
     2085      0      0  10-02-2006 23:45   1707FP.inf
     7916      0      0  10-02-2006 23:45   1707fp.cat
     2964      0      0  10-02-2006 23:41   1707FP.icm
      987      0      0  10-03-2006 14:38   Readme.txt
---------  -----  -----                     -------
    13952      0      0                     4 files


I then set Zip Control to use the unzip v6.00 installed in M:\usr\bin\unzip.exe and opened the same zip file.
Result: all file dates have the year changed from 2006 to 2020.

As that does not happen when running the command line I suspect Zip Control may have problems with interpreting the date data returned by unzip v6.00

I guess Andreas is right and it is time to retire my favourite zip file GUI in favour of the Archive Tool included with ArcaOS - aka zippy.


Regards

Pete


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Setup & Installation / Re: Shadows on the desktop stopped working
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:18:14 pm »
Hi Neil

Press and hold the Shift key - I tend to use the left - when the Desktop background colour appears until xfix starts. I presume that would work for the cutdown xwp installed with eCS but have never bothered installing the cutdown versions included with eCS or ArcaOS.


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: IFX is examining and cleaning your INI files...
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:26:34 pm »
Hi Greg

You can choose which drives get checked - open System Setup -> Ini Maintenance Options, click the Drives button and select drives to check.

Looking at the log this line may be a cause for concern
     Info:  PM_Workplace:FolderPos  - 8013 handles with 1 invalid


Do you have the WPTools package installed? if "Yes" then I suggest running Checkini against the ini files to see what that reports.

Another ini file tool that comes in handy is Cleanini which is best run after using Checkini - http://www.ca-arnold.de/download/cleanini55.zip


Regards

Pete


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Internet / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 & Youtube
« on: October 17, 2017, 02:29:04 pm »
Hi Dave

I would give the converter a go but it does not seem to be possible to download this addon without having Firefox installed - the url has no "download" button just a lot of "Only with Firefox - get Firefox now" buttons.


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 & Youtube
« on: October 17, 2017, 01:06:27 am »
Hi

Will that addon work with Seamonkey?


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: IFX is examining and cleaning your INI files...
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:27:22 pm »
Hi Greg

Possibly corruption in the ini file(s).

Does the [BootDrive]:\sys\apps\ifx\ifx.log show anything of interest?

Try running

ifx /fvr

to see if ifx reports any errors.


Regards

Pete



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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS on ThinkCenter M93 Tiny
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:20:14 pm »
Hi John

Check USB is enabled in BIOS settings.
The USB keyboard works prior to booting probably as a result of the BIOS having USB Legacy support enabled.

Post all the USB related lines from your config.sys file and how many of what USB controllers the system has.

There is an updated USB package from AN which I think has an updated usb keyboard driver which may be worth installing.


Regards

Pete

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Programming / Re: Non-yum/rpm vs. ordinary (?) eCS
« on: October 07, 2017, 02:24:02 am »
Hi ivan

There is a gui for 7z files supplied with ArcaOS called Archive Tool which is probably based on Zippy, see http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/zippy/


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Availability of Firefox 45.9.0 as .rpm file
« on: October 06, 2017, 07:48:08 pm »
Hi Dariusz

You only need to unzip the firefox-45.9.0 directory from the *.7z package to wherever you want if I understand the readme and the *.7z contents correctly.


Regards

Pete

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Setup & Installation / Re: USB questions
« on: October 06, 2017, 07:34:41 pm »
Hi ivan

I think we have much more hardware choice these days compared to the early days of OS/2 where, if memory serves correctly, it was only possible to install OS/2 on (expensive) IBM PS/2 systems. However, it is best to try and stick with devices and chipsets known to work with OS/2 based systems - although later versions of those devices and chipsets often work.

I suspect that the generic usb and sata Windows supplied drivers do not work with the ASMedia combined USB3/SATA2 controller chipset - ASM1352R? - needing a(some) driver(s) to be installed before it can be used. If there are linux drivers with source code available you could always consider funding an OS/2 port. Yet again, probably easier and cheaper to purchase "known to work with OS/2" alternatives  :-)


Regards

Pete



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