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Hardware / Re: New ArcaOS USB driver.
« on: November 24, 2021, 11:10:26 am »
What version is "the new USB driver"?
Hello Lars,

version is 12.10


Applications / Re: Calibre for ebooks etc...
« on: November 21, 2021, 02:59:32 pm »
There is still an extension for OpenOffice called "Writer2ePub" to create epub.

Applications / Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
« on: November 13, 2021, 01:58:51 pm »
Did you guys who have it installed verify the bug Matthias Seidel asked about?

I can confirm that the issue with lost diagrams is gone.


Applications / Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
« on: November 12, 2021, 04:59:56 pm »
According to it was available on Nov. 4.

It's running well on my systems.

Applications / Re: Calibre for ebooks etc...
« on: November 12, 2021, 04:59:05 pm »

I don't know if it may be possible.
Do you think Calibre could be ported to OS/2 QT5 ?
(May be someone else experimented to transport QT5 appls could contact them! It looks to be a great application, using it a lot under windows...)

I do use Calibre (Win version) a lot to manage my ePUB books for my Sony PRS2 Reader. It would be amazing having this application running natively under OS/2.

Hi Martin,

the problem is gone on my TP when I login into  :)
Edit: I did not change anything. Just a new login.

Greetings from Potsdam / Germany,

Just tested: starts with normal layout.

Firefox ESR 45.9.0 (firefox-45.9.0.en-US.os2-Pentium-m-9.9.2-08112020 from Dave Yeo)


Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: June 22, 2021, 10:28:09 am »
linux code updted to 5.10.45 level...

Thinkpad T430:
Sound is there. But if I run VLC/2 and try to change volume during video playing sound stops and does not return until I close VLC/2 and restart it.

Best regards,

Applications / Re: patched PmMerge
« on: June 17, 2021, 02:04:19 pm »
I just realized that my Thunderbird doesn't crashes anymore. Usually I start Firefox and Thunderbird in the morning. After some time (an hour or so) Thunderbird freezes and must be killed using C-A-D or TOP. Since the new pmmerge.dll Thunderbird stopped freezing, which is quite nice.
I don't know if the new pmmerge.dll solved the issue or if I am just being biased  ;).


Applications / Re: FreeRDP - we have options!!!
« on: June 15, 2021, 02:59:58 pm »
With FreeRDP you can certainly be a single-click away from having access to a Firefox 'whatever version' you need ... locally on your OS/2 WPS literally as if it was just another PM window.
That's exactly what I'm dreaming of. So I installed the FreeRDP-package, and it works fine on my patched Windows-7-home-PC.

BUT not in application-program-mode.
Thanks for any idea.

Lutz Wagner

Hi Lutz,

I am using FreeRDP for some time by now to check the functions remotely of some Win machines in my network. I really love this tool.

I propose to check the example MSOFFICE.CMD you shall find in the installation folder of FreeRDP.
I just adjusted the path and login information to my configuration and it worked.
In this case I could start MS Office in my AOS. I assume same will be working also for the browser.


Applications / Re: patched PmMerge
« on: June 14, 2021, 11:55:41 am »
No problems after restart so far. However I have no clue what pmmerge.dll is for.

tnx for testing.  pmmerge.dll  is a main dll which contains  code of Presentation Manager.

Thanks for the information about pmmerge.dll.
Martin, - also thanks to you for information about the dll.

Put it also in my TP X250 today (with AOS) - runs there as well as on my T430.


Applications / Re: patched PmMerge
« on: June 13, 2021, 12:42:11 pm »
Any one brave to test ?  :)

Just installed on my T430. No problems after restart so far. However I have no clue what pmmerge.dll is for.

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:39:37 am »
Why would he if it works with my drivers ?
Seriously, it is not the HW, it is the USB drivers failing and there are many error conditions.
It surely can be fixed and I spent months chasing these problems, they mostly are due to USB devices not behaving the way you would expect.

It is completely absurd that people are complaining about Windows reliability but accept about any odd workaround for OS/2.

If you switch to using OS/2 in a virtual machine, you can get rid of that problem anyway: use USB 2.x. The performance gain of USB 3.x is non existent anyways (with the OS/2 drivers at least). And for simple devices as keyboards, mice and even video/audio devices, USB 2.x will do the job just fine.
Using a virtual machine will also get rid of the problem of NVM, new network HW bla bla bla.

Hi Lars,
Yes, I totally agree about the use of your drivers. No need for workarounds like unplugging and re-plugging of devices. Your drivers just work. Great job - Thanks.

I am using OS/ 2 since version 2.1 always on bare metal. And I would like to stay this way as long as possible. By selecting the right hardware I have been able to get it running every time. If the hardware was at latest levels it took me some tweaking in the beginning but it worked out smoothly over time.

Greetings form Potsdam / Germany,

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: April 15, 2021, 09:29:14 am »
Apparently there might be differences between 12.07 and 12.08, regarding the messages from others. For some, 12.08 finally works, others get traps. I guess you have tested both versions?

Yes, I try always newest from AN to see if it is finally working. The AN drivers are okay as long as I only use the laptop with he track point and the internal keyboard. But having the laptop placed into the docking station I'd like to use my external mouse and keyboard. This configuration works only with Lars' drivers. The AN became even worse over time. In the beginning it helped to unplug the keyboard and plug it in again. With the latest two releases even this work around is not working any longer.


Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: April 14, 2021, 05:32:49 pm »
Hi Mike, can you please let me know the model of the Lenovo docking station that you are using? If it is not much to ask, can you please take a pci.exe report without the dock and with the dock to notice the difference, so I can add it to the OS2World wiki?

Hi Martin,

I am using the Thinkpad Pro Dock 90W. Please see attached picture for the type plate.

Kindly note that I have the USB3 feature of the X250 disabled, due to problems with the AN USB drivers. Even if only USB2 is enabled I need Lars Erdmann's drivers to use my external keyboard and mouse.


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