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Multimedia / Re: recommendation for KVM
« on: September 24, 2022, 08:12:56 am »
I have two 4 port units working with out problems (for over 12 months).

TCNEWCL HDS-4P  4-Ports 4K HD KVM Switch.

Try and get one of the early ones they have an illuminated remote switch, the newer ones just have push button remote switch which means you need the main unit visible to see which computer is the active one unless you know a way to force panorama to remember which large wide screen resolution you want if all the computers are powered off at start.

Applications / Re: Disk Images
« on: September 22, 2022, 07:48:36 am »
Thanks Tom, I always forget it is only http.  I must say there are some good OS/2 programs there.

Applications / Re: Disk Images
« on: September 21, 2022, 10:49:52 pm »
The easy method I use is EMT4PM from
It can also check and mount your image files.

Storage / Re: Directory Sizes
« on: September 08, 2022, 05:35:32 pm »
The simple way to see directory size and amount of space taken up by files is to use  it even shows total disk size as well,

Good job I changed all my scanners to be network based ones after scanimage stopped working on my usb based unit.  The big advantage with this is the fact I can get PDFs direct from the scanner as well as pictures.

Applications / Re: Terminal App Recommendation
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:37:04 pm »
Is it an active or passive switch?  If active, all you need is a browser and open the management console.  If passive, just plug in the network cable to the internet modem and another cable to your computer then use a browser to connect to the internet.

I have both active and passive switches on my internal network and have never used a serial device on them.

Hardware / Re: Displayport?
« on: August 06, 2022, 07:02:04 pm »
I know what you all are saying but my monitors have a little button at the bottom right corner which when pressed the screen goes blank (about 0.005W power draw) and when pressed again it springs to life.  I can't ask for much better than that.

Hardware / Re: Displayport?
« on: August 06, 2022, 10:08:39 am »
Ican't help wondering why people keep on using something designed to prevent phosphor burn in on CRT monitors when it doesn't work on modern LCD panels.  I gave up using a screen saver back in 1990 when I pensioned off my CRT monitor for a 28" LCD unit.

As for using the DISPLAY port, I started using that when I built my first third generation Ryzen computer (MSI B550-A Pro board with a AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 4350G CPU), coupled with a Samsung S24E650 LCD monitor (display port to display port cable supplied by Samsung).  It worked very well during the testing phase but I have since gone to using HDMI through a 4 port USB/HDMI switch to allow switching all the computers on the network.

General Discussion / Re: I have a problem
« on: July 19, 2022, 03:45:51 pm »
Thanks everyone.

It looks as if I go back to having two computers.  Maybe I should look for a very small AMD processor based unit to read the data logger and then connect it to my main 28inch monitor via an HDMI USB KVM switch similar to how I run my Linux boxes.

General Discussion / Re: I have a problem
« on: July 19, 2022, 07:47:04 am »
Thanks guys.

One thing I forgot to mention is that all the monitors are HDMI and I feed them from the HDMI port on the MSI B550-A PRO board which is driven by the on processor video.

@Dave, yes this is what I see at startup directly after the UEFI boot logo.  There is only one partition marked as active startable on the SSD and the 2.5inch win 7 disk.

@Tom,  that is what it appears to be although just how much influence using the HDMI port has I don't know.  As to the version of Air-boot, I assume there must be a way of finding out from the program code.

@Pete, I'll look into that but I seem to remember it is for booting different versions/configurations of windows.

At the moment I do have a way of selecting which OS to boot but that entails entering the UEFI bios at start, selecting advanced mode, then selecting 'boot options', selecting the M2_1 (for ArcaOS) or the 2.5inch disk (for win 7), then saving settings and rebooting.  Not the easiest path but doable just once a month.

Maybe I should dig out my old CD of Warp 4 and try using Boot Manager, I do have 4 SATA slots available for extra disks to allow experiments.

General Discussion / I have a problem
« on: July 18, 2022, 08:02:42 pm »
My problem should be simple to solve but it isn't.

Some information, I have a data logger that I access once a month and it is causing the problem.  The software for the data logger is windows only and I have a dedicated windows 7 computer for it.  What I want to do is add another hard disk to my Ryzen third gen processor based ArcaOS computer and scrap the win 7 box.

The problem is what do I use to dual boot the Ryzen box, especially then Air-boot only causes an error message on any of my 1920x1200 monitors? The error shown is a moving box saying 'incorrect video resolution', so there is no way I can select the win7 install.

Any thoughts would be most helpful.

Hi Martin,

If your printers are real postscript printers I would think your best way forward would be to use the PSPRINT driver with the PPD for each printer imported.  That is what I have done for my two Brother Laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw with the DCP being available for scanning).  They also work from my Linux Mint computers.
Doing it that way cuts out the messing about with CUPS.

All of that can be done to a PDF file by using jPDFtweak - a java application.

Maybe, I read it as he produces PS files which he then converts to PDF using ghostscript hence my asking about why use a two part process rather than going direct to PDF.

Maybe I'm getting slow in my old age but I wonder why you are doing a two step operation to get a PDF file - why not go directly to the PDF?

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