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Multimedia / Re: Mic/Line in with UniAud (3.0.1)
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:25:05 am »
There's also aswitch.exe along with aswitchsetup.cmd, I believe on recent ArcaOS installs,
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 ASwitch makes your USB ports act like a headphone jack.
 It switches audio output from your built-in sound system
 to your USB headphones or speakers whenever you plug them
 in, and restores the default as soon as you unplug them.

 Would you like to install ASwitch? [y/n] n

Untested here, actually I thought it also enabled USB microphone
Sometime back I had a USB turntable that presented itself as an USB microphone which did work without any setup

Multimedia / Re: OS/2 Warp 4.52 VM, changing audio to Uniaud
« on: September 24, 2022, 05:36:50 pm »
Hi mauro, you need "SET KAI_AUTOMODE=DART" in your environment (config.sys is simplest) to force the Mozilla apps to use DART rather then UNIAUD for sound. UNIAUD is broken as you found.
Edit: Actually the set command should work for any program using libkai for audio.

Storage / Re: JFS - cache MIN and MAX buffer parameters
« on: September 23, 2022, 10:07:56 pm »
Could always look at the source. I see this comment in jfs_cachemgr.c,
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 * try to keep free buffers availble:
 * check if the free list needs replenishing from the cache
 * list. we'll replenish the free list if the number of cbufs
 * on the free list plus the number of cbufs being written to
 * disk for the purpose of replacement (i.e. heading for the
 * free list) is less than or equal to minfree.
if (cachemgr.nfreecbufs + cachemgr.numiolru <= cachemgr.minfree)
        /* compute the number of cbufs to recycle from the cache
         * list to keep the number of cbufs on the freelist
         * or heading for the freelist to be maxfree.
        nb = cachemgr.maxfree - cachemgr.nfreecbufs -

And more.

Multimedia / Re: XHCI and USB Audio perspectives
« on: September 22, 2022, 01:55:41 am »
Hi Lars,

  Thanks for giving it a shot. I'm starting to get the idea that USB in general is a patchwork 'hall of mirrors' so it's amazing anyone can keep track of how it all fits together....


My understanding is there was the standard, which IBM followed, then there was the MS way, which did not follow the standard and was not documented.
USB3 is supposed to be better, but David seems to be working around weirdness in the hardware too much, with Intel being the worst, which is kind of surprising.
You might want to try an older (2 or 3 versions or more back) and see if that helps, David has been making things more strict I think.

Applications / Re: Disk Images
« on: September 21, 2022, 06:08:16 pm »
The virtual floppy driver works well as long as things aren't hard coded to look for drive A:

Applications / Re: HOBLink and ArcaOS
« on: September 19, 2022, 04:22:26 am »
It's interesting, I got a copy when they quit supporting OS/2 as they were giving out free licenses. Runs fine on my Warp V4 install but on Arca Noae I get a popup saying "License Agreement Error", "Your version of program isn't legal copy", "Please reinstall HOBlink X11/PM"
I do see the registration serial number in my install.

Hardware / Re: Affordable Mini PCs
« on: September 18, 2022, 01:34:01 am »
I've wondering if something like this would work. Would more than likely need AOS 5.1 foe UEFI support....

Sure a good price

Applications / Re: Dooble completely hangs ArcaOS
« on: September 17, 2022, 06:11:31 pm »
You're probably running out of memory, you need to mark a bunch of stuff, mostly the QT5 DLLs, to load into high memory. Something like "himem -c qt5*.dll" in your @unixroot/usr/lib directory.
In the previous thread on Dooble, I posted a script to do it here,,3048.msg34438.html#msg34438

Setup & Installation / Re: Desktop Question
« on: September 17, 2022, 02:11:32 am »
By default, a shadow should have light blue coloured text while an actual folder will have white text, same with other stuff.

Setup & Installation / Re: Desktop Question
« on: September 16, 2022, 11:42:36 pm »
Best is to create a program object, find the program on the drives object, right click and choose Create Program Object, give it a name and select Desktop for where to create it. You can then drag it to Programs or wherever you want to keep it. Generally when installing a program, it is a program object that is created. You can also right click on it, open its properties and set various things up such as associations, parameters, environment and such, even have it automatically run.
A shadow is similar to a shortcut or link that can't be easily broken and better if you want to do something like have a folder of BMP's on the desktop or in one of its folders.
There is also the Templates folder under Computer, which allows all kinds of objects to be created by dragging a template to the desktop and filling in stuff, eg drag the Program Template to the desktop and fill in the Path to the program etc.

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: September 15, 2022, 08:23:30 am »
I believe 5.0.7 came with 3.01.02

Applications / Re: OpenSource WishList
« on: September 14, 2022, 11:25:47 pm »
Revisiting trying to get qemu 2.4.1 to compile, it will take a lot of work. It stopped for me with missing daemon support, which cold be ported from squid for example. Looking at that part of the code is an expectation of ptty support, which also could be worked around then other potential problems needing a skilled OS/2 programmer,
Network working, requires a TAP driver
Support for physical devices, at least CD's and ideally floppies too. Not sure if HD also should be included
USB, our libusb might be good enough
kernel mode driver, kqemu
perhaps stuff like the virtual box additions for clipboard, mouse etc
Sure there is more, then there's making it stable.

Applications / Re: OpenSource WishList
« on: September 14, 2022, 11:16:43 pm »
Putting the code back in is as simple as finding the commit(s) that removed it and reversing them. The hard part would be then bringing the code base up to date. It's been years of active development and who knows what choices they made that would make it very hard.
As it is, it seems only one person has the environment required to compile OpenOffice, some requirement that most of us are missing, so problems jsut compiling the codebase when they stripped OS/2, then trying to fast forward to current in steps and seeing if it compiles. No one with the skills is interested in doing the work and quite likely there's requirements that we can't meet like Rust.

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: September 12, 2022, 09:43:30 pm »
Using an INI editor, I was having a look at the MMPM.INI file in question and couldn't see the lines you mentioned (picture attached below)

Shouldn't that be MMPM2.INI, which is plain text.

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