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Dave Yeo

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Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2015, 12:56:04 am »
Yes, 104a is fairly stable as well as having fixes for newer CPU's. Best if you can find the w kernel as it'll give slightly better performance and also run cooler due to using the hlt instruction.
Did you also update os2ldr? If not you probably should. It should be in the same package.
http://www.os2site.com/sw/upgrades/kernel/w420050811.zip is the w4 kernel, use an OS/2 browser to access.
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Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2015, 03:55:12 am »
Did you also update os2ldr? If not you probably should. It should be in the same package.

Yes. The readme did not mention any conditions under which I should not.

The 14.85_w4 kernel package has a CLOCK01.SYS than the one that came with FP15 and 14.62_w4, but the 104a_uni package did not have a CLOCK01.SYS. Which should I use, if it even matters?

My CPU is a i7 (motherboard chipset is Intel x58), but I have not yet tried to find out what OS/2 sees it as. Would OS/2 think it is just a very fast Pentium 3?

As for a OS/2 browser, I now have the Mozilla trio going (though Netscape, Opera, and WebExplorer are still installed).

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Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2015, 07:13:18 am »
To quote an old readme,
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11) If you also install the enclosed clock01.sys to \os2\boot, you can
    add "CLOCKSCALE=x" to config.sys. The choices for x are 1 (the default,
    which is the old behavior), 2, and 4. The number represents a scale
    factor for the frequency of clock ticks. The theory is that CLOCKSCALE=4
    will speed up some apps (maybe Netscape and/or Java).

I think the kernel will see your CPU as a fast P4 but not sure. Doesn't matter too much as long as the kernel is new enough to support MMX and SSE+. I think that if you ever tried to use the AVX instructions, the system will trap due to not saving the large registers during context switches but that's untested so far.