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Setup & Installation / Re: eCS 2.2 transforming into Warp 4
« on: November 28, 2013, 04:55:01 pm »

  Here are a couple things you could try:

-> disable Split view for the whole WPS

  Go to 'Local System'-> 'System Setup' -> 'XWorkplace Setup' -> Features' -> 'Folder Features' and un-check 'Folder Split Views'

-> getting back the Drive Letters in Folders object

  Not sure about this one... I think it is a residue of the PNG Desktop not properly de-installed. You could try:

 Go to 'Local System' -> 'System Setup' -> 'Appearance' -> 'Icon Themes' and apply the 'IBM Merlin' theme.

-> changing system wide the folders view from "Standard" to something else

Go to 'Local System' -> 'System Setup' -> 'Workplace Shell' -> 'Folder Views' and choose the view you like under 'Default Folder View'.

Hope this helps!


Dave McKenna

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:13:25 pm »
 Has anyone tried Lars' new USB drivers (USBHCD196)? I get freezing in a few seconds with that driver when using weblook/webview. Going back to 195 all is well. Anyone else see that?

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: September 26, 2013, 11:20:35 pm »

  Webview/Weblook works great here (Logitech C250)... even better than the apps that come with the driver. I can only use the 2 lowest res driver apps with my camera without freezing, but with weblook/webview I get full resolution and no freezing. What a blast...great job!


Dave McKenna

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:14:50 am »
Alex... just add /S to the USBECD.SYS line. That turns off the beep, which indicates it is connecting to the camera.

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:58:58 am »
 Got my Logitech C250 today and tried it out. I have the same result as Yuri reported: only 160x120 and 176X144 work. All other resolutions freeze in a second or two. I did get a Trap000d in USBEHCD a couple times as well when closing one of the working resolutions (wrote it down if it might be useful). I tried different /S:x settings on the BASEDEV=USBEHCD.SYS, but nothing helped (some hurt).

Hardware / Re: Webcam Support for OS/2 and eCS!!
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:19:10 pm »
Wow! Thanks Wim and Sigurd for putting this together... I just ordered a Logitech C250 from Amazon ($19US) to try this out. It would be interesting to know how you set this up to stream video (if you do).


Dave McKenna

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 17, 2013, 01:53:27 pm »

  If you want, I could e-mail you a zip file containing all the extra DLLs needed to run AOO that I am using (it's 11MB)...

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 17, 2013, 12:29:30 am »

  I have OO3 installed and working fine (as good as it can). I am able to run AOO4 on this system, so I don't think having OO3 installed is an issue. Have you tried starting swriter.exe in a command window? Maybe you will get a message that gives a clue.

  I used YUM to install the requirements, maybe there is a discrepancy there? What zip package did you use for the required DLLs? I could look at that and compare to what is on my system...

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:39:34 am »

  In your situation, the first thing I would do is look for duplicate files on my system that may interfere with AOO. In case you don't already know, go to 'Local System'->'System Setup'->'OS/2 Kernel', then choose the 'System Paths' tab. Choose the path to check, then hit the 'Duplicates' button and you will get a list of duplicate files in the path chosen. Scrutinize those and see if maybe the 'wrong' one is earlier in the path. Temporarily rename any suspicious ones and see if it helps.

  Another thing to look for... do you have any other versions of OpenOffice on your system (including Star Office)? Maybe there is a signal getting crossed from one of them (registry entry, path entry, ini file entry, or start folder program)?

  Your error message is odd... it implies there is a 'program' directory under /OpenOffice4/Program somewhere. I don't see that here... maybe you set that up yourself? How did you install AOO?

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:38:55 am »

  After much screwing around I found that deleting the file: \OpenOffice4\OpenOffice\4\user\registrymodifications.xcu cures the problem. You have to enter personal info again next time it is started though...

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 15, 2013, 01:23:35 pm »
  I made the mistake of opening 'Tools'->'Media Player' and now the media player will not close. This means that I can not close OpenOffice as long as the media player is open so I have to kill it every time. Next time I start it, the media player is also opened (in any module). Anyone know of a way to start without the media player? Maybe I'll just delete and re-install...

Hardware / Re: SATA AHCI weirdness
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:22:20 pm »

Programming / Re: OS/4 kernel and extended KEE
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:32:18 pm »
 I think I determined the origin of the POPUPLOG from DMISL...

 If I delete a FOLDER object from the workplace shell, it goes into the trashcan (I use Kai Sommerfeld's TrashCan 2.7.1). When I empty the trashcan (right click, choose 'Empty'), the POPUPLOG is created and trash is emptied. This is 100% repeatable when using the OS4 kernel (and never happens with the OS/2 kernel). If I then delete another folder object, then empty the trashcan no popuplog is created, but the trashcan doesn't empty and eventually (1 - 2 minutes) the WPS hangs. This may be what caused my original hang. Deleting files works fine, it is only folders that cause this.

 Another example: if I delete multiple folders, then empty the trashcan, the POPUPLOG is created, one folder is erased, but the others remain in the trashcan and eventually the WPS hangs.

Programming / Re: OS/4 kernel and extended KEE
« on: June 19, 2013, 04:51:47 pm »
 Here's the POPUPLOG... always exactly the same, and I never get this with the eCS 2.1 kernel:

06-19-2013  10:34:26  SYS3175  PID 0021  TID 0002  Slot 0030
P1=00000001  P2=0000001e  P3=XXXXXXXX  P4=XXXXXXXX 
EAX=00000000  EBX=17b20000  ECX=17b20000  EDX=00000000
ESI=17b20000  EDI=00000000 
DS=0053  DSACC=d0f3  DSLIM=5fffffff 
ES=0053  ESACC=d0f3  ESLIM=5fffffff 
FS=150b  FSACC=00f3  FSLIM=00000030
GS=0000  GSACC=****  GSLIM=********
CS:EIP=005b:00018b1a  CSACC=d0df  CSLIM=5fffffff
SS:ESP=0053:000d3e4c  SSACC=d0f3  SSLIM=5fffffff
EBP=000d3ef8  FLG=00010246

DMISL.EXE 0001:00008b1a

  I don't know what I do to cause it... I don't intentionally run DMISL and the POPUPLOG just appears every once in awhile.

  Thanks for the explanation of os2krnl.ini. I was not using preload=1 so that is why I didn't see any 'Please add..' messages. When I use preload=1, then I see a couple of 'Please add...' messages, mostly *.sym files which the retail kernel won't use anyway. Also, my boot drive is an SSD drive, which boots very fast with or without preload=1 (Intel CPU too).

Programming / Re: OS/4 kernel and extended KEE
« on: June 15, 2013, 12:13:23 am »
  Since I last posted I have been using the OS4 kernel (retail) with no trouble. Maybe the freeze I got then was from something else (Flash??). I did have a POPUPLOG from DMISL.EXE which is something I've never had before...

  I have one question: Is os2krnl.ini necessary? I ask because I don't see anything in ___hlp$ that would make me think I need to add anything to os2krnl.ini, but maybe I don't understand the instructions....

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