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Hardware / Re: Hardware Wiki report
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:00:55 am »
Looks good, thanks!  I added the CPU model in.

Hardware / Re: Hardware Wiki report
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:14:57 am »

I have a Thinkpad x230 (2306cto according to dmidecode).  It runs fine on ArcaOS 5.0.6 (sound, wired network, video), although as expected WiFi doesn't work.  Attached are the pci and dmidecode output.  Please let me know if you need any more information.


Setup & Installation / Re: ThinkPad X220
« on: June 22, 2017, 11:29:59 pm »
I meant I am guessing the X220 and X230 have similar hardware, but am not sure. ArcaOS is installed and running fine. No wireless networking (Intel 6250N, IIRC). I haven't tested audio, but will soon. Wired networking works. Panorama driver for proper resolution (1366x768).

Setup & Installation / Re: ThinkPad X220
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:24:54 am »
I think I'm close, but not sure it will help you.  ArcaOS on X230.  If it helps you and you have any Qs, let me know.


Storage / Re: HPFS and JFS internal definition specifications
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:19:09 am »

ZFS is gaining interested in FreeBSD land so I guess the source for it must be available...

Not just FreeBSD.. It's somewhat popular on Linux too (  On both it's pretty darn stable.  Due to its license, though, it cannot be put into the Linux kernel.

I think Linux and FreeBSD have both gone down different paths and have slightly different ZFS features (although I think the pools + filesystems can be set to a level that maintains compatibility).  Sources for both are available though.

General Discussion / Re: Mobile OS/2 kernel for ARM-based devices
« on: June 03, 2017, 03:36:57 am »
The source to the OS/2 kernel (and the rest of OS/2) is locked away in IBM somewhere, so it cannot be modified or recompiled for ARM devices.  This means a total rewrite of the kernel.  There were projects like osFree to try and do stuff like this (for x86), but they haven't gotten a completed product out of it.  osFree's wiki also links to "competing" products that are trying to redo parts of OS/2, so you can check those out too.

Basically you likely want to get it working on x86 before porting it to ARM.

Networking / Re: Intel 6205 Wireless, GenMAC, GenMU Test, and ArcaOS
« on: June 03, 2017, 03:28:25 am »
Thanks for the suggestion/info Pete and Doug.  I implemented Pete's suggestion, but got the same results.  Worth a shot though, so thanks!

For the record, drivers load fine, just no connection.  It may be what Doug is experiencing with the radio not being "connected".  Here's what \IBMCOM\LANTRAN.LOG says.  The blank MAC makes me think it won't work anyway:

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RND32$  WRAPPER for bus: 3 slot: 0 Vendor: 0x8086 Device: 0x0085.
WRND32$  load SYS: "netw5x32.sys" length: 3630080 CRC: 0x5ba4 / 0x1005.
WRND32$  load INF: "netw5x32.reg" length: 2647.
WRND32$  WRAPPER ErrorLog 0x40001b7c.
WRND32$  WRAPPER hardware init successfull MAC : 000000:000000.

Good to hear the Arca Noae driver is progressing!



Just an update.  I reinstalled using Pete's instructions and see much the same stuff that I saw before the reinstall.  The log file in LANTRAN.ORG (thanks again Pete!) is the same too.  I googled the code and came up with a discussion about the Intel 5100 driver reporting similar stuff.  That thread is  As far as I can see, they resorted to using a wired connection, which I believe I will have to do as well.   I'm not sure how far along the Multimac stuff is at Arca Noae, but hopefully that's in the next release!

As this is a test driver that isn't confirmed to work (as far as I can see), and other people smarter than me have given up trying to get this to work for a similar card with the same error message, I'm just going to look into doing a wired connection.



Thanks for your advice! I will check the logs, and if I don't see anything obvious, reinstall. I have no issue reinstalling. I just want to get this working! I'll report back.


Networking / Intel 6205 Wireless, GenMAC, GenMU Test, and ArcaOS
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:38:29 am »

This is my first time attempting to configure wireless, so I am not sure what output I should be expecting on some screens.  Whatever the case, I can't connect to my test open network using my Intel 6205 Wireless card on my laptop (Thinkpad X230) running ArcaOS5.  I have installed Genmac 2.20 (from the website) and the Intel TEST drivers (0.4.6) from  I can add a network device of my card type and code (8086:0085).  I then use xwlan (3.12) to try and connect to my open network (using a profile).

I think the driver is installed based off the Genmac wireless scan output (attached genmac scan output) and the ifconfig lan1 having different flags than lan2 (attached ifconfig output).

The one weird thing I've noticed is that on the Device tab of xwlan properties, there's no Wireless LAN device driver listed in the dropdown, however driver version and capabilities are listed as the doco says (attached wxlan devices tab screenshot).  I think this is because GenMac isn't listing a name for the device in its output though, so it probably is carrying over.

Are there any logs I can look at?  Can anyone point me in the proper direction?  I looked at the Genmac log in C:\genmac\driver\wrnd32.log, but I think that's all OK (no obvious errors that I can spot at least).  I'm running out of ways to debug, besides looking at random files I come across on the filesystem ;)  Any tips would be appreciated.


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