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Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: May 06, 2022, 11:26:37 am »
Hi Dave,

Are you saying that Dooble doesn't have/use a version od NoScript?  If that is true it makes it just about useless.

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Applications / Re: Apache Open Office 4.1.8 Crash
« on: May 06, 2022, 01:43:30 am »
I suspect it is a dll clash.  For some reason the latest available dlls don't appear to be backwards compatible with the older versions. 

It is the reason that I am very reluctant to use rpm/yum to 'update' my working system.  If push comes to shove I will download the rpm files, unpack them, move the new dlls to a dll directory on the path and libpath then see what is broken - if everything keeps on working they get moved to their final resting place, if something is broken those dlls are removed, computer restarted and I am back to square one.

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Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: April 26, 2022, 10:52:31 pm »
I have to ask if this is supposed to work with my Ryzen Gen 3 processor system before I mess with a now working system.

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Internet / Re: New Browser Delay Discussion
« on: April 16, 2022, 12:08:35 am »
As an aside I got round the browser problem by converting one of my older AMD ITX units to Linux Mint 20 and use an HDMI/USB KVM switch to feed the output to my 28 inch monitor or its own 24 inch monitor.  It works for me, but I am thinking of just using the 24 inch monitor for the browser and leave the 28 inch monitor for my work.  Because everything is on my local lan anything from the browser can be used on my main OS/2 machine.

The only beef I have with the newer firefox is their stupid idea of putting the tabs at the top instead of over what they apply to which means messing about with userChrome.css and they seem to change something with each new version which means a new css is required.

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Applications / Re: is ANPM working today ?
« on: March 30, 2022, 01:19:24 pm »
Have you tried it on real hardware?  I have yet to find a VirtualBox OS/2 host that actually works without problems.

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Programming / Re: i686 vs Pentium 4
« on: March 06, 2022, 04:37:42 pm »
While all the above may be true it also underscores the reason I will not use RPM/YUM on any of my OS/2 based computers.  If I absolutely have to use one of the RPM offerings, I will download from the repository and unpack it on my test computer transferring what is needed to my work computer.

In my opinion all this can/could be avoided by using what we had befor someone decided to follow SUSE linux route - in other words WARPIN. 

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Networking / Re: USB Modem
« on: February 25, 2022, 09:23:15 pm »
Might I suggest trying ZOC, I say that because I never could get In-goy to work with my USB modem - it didn't like some of the settings.  With ZOC I just toild it what to dial and where to find the modem and everything worked.

Sorry I can't run a test for you now as the only telephone line I have is VOIP now.

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Off Topic discussions / Re: Russia attacked Ukraine
« on: February 25, 2022, 12:44:13 am »
It may not be all the media are saying especially when you look at what the Russians are tacking out.

https://www.barnhardt.biz/2022/02/24/putin-is-very-possibly-taking-out-the-u-s-bio-labs-in-ukraine-if-true-we-should-wish-him-every-success/


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Hi Dave,

I considered doing that on my backup Linux box but it was just too much messing about and wanted the install of unnecessary junk on the small hard disk.

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A few questions to which I don't see answers in the information given,
a) how configurable is this browser or is it a case of 'what you see is what you get'?
b) does it support things like No Script and adblock plus?
c) is the stupid positioning of the tabs, divorced from the page they relate to, fixed or can they be moved to above the relevant page?

If it won't do those things I will continue using Dave's Firefox ESR 38.8.0 on OS/2 or the Linux Firefox ESR via my KVM switch.

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Hardware / Re: Iomega ZIP 100 IDE
« on: February 09, 2022, 02:06:24 pm »
This may be a stupid idea but... your zip drive has a full ide interface so you could try attaching it to an IDE to USB adapter and see what the response is.  I have used IDE to USB and SATA to USB adapters to read disks that won't attach to the onboard interfaces.

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS/2 as it was
« on: February 09, 2022, 09:33:09 am »
Hi Dariusz,

I did consider that but I had the KVM switch available, connected to the win xp box that runs my met station setup, so it was easier to use that.  It works, why change it? is my way of working.

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS/2 as it was
« on: February 09, 2022, 01:42:22 am »
Hi Jim,

It can be done but... there are some compromises needed.  For a start you need some extra DLLs - the various gcc dlls, freetyp, etc. and maybe the java runtime, which allows the use of jftp.

My version of OS/2 4.52 is running on fairly modern hardware, Ryzen 4 core with built in graphics CPU, 4Gb memory with full USB, 1.1,2.0 and 3.0.  To do that I have a few special directories to hold the extra files.

Firefox esr 38.8.0 is a bit long in the tooth now but works well for most of the sites I visit and I seem to remember that it is one of Dave's ports.

My main work version of OS/2 is based on ArcaOS 5.6 with most of the linux junk stripped out.  It is connected to a hanns.g 28 inch monitor via an hdmi kvm switch, my linux box is connected to that monitor as well and is mainly used for firefox to allow me to get to some sites that require a newer version to work.

Don't give up, but build what you want.

Edit: I should have mentioned the reason I'm using ArcOS is because the old OS/2 does not work very well with my Ryzen gen 3 processors.

   

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Networking / Re: Samba Shares - default CAPS in filenames?
« on: January 22, 2022, 09:24:00 pm »
If it didn't do that before something must have changed.  My three NAS boxes save all file names that I put on them in the case I gave them no matter what operating system I do it with, OS/2, ArcaOS, Linux Mint and even my Samsung tablet.

I think you need to look at what you sent to the NAS when this happened, it should give you some idea of what might have happened.  Some character in a filename maybe.;

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS2DASD hangs after 1st stage installation
« on: January 15, 2022, 11:21:30 pm »
One thing you might be able to try - install what you need on another computer, use DFSee to make an image then write that image to the disk from the laptop  then see if it runs.

I had to do that with my Acer Aspire 9300 to get OS/2 installed.  I did the same with a TravelMate 4050 I was given that didn't have a hard disk. 

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