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Messages - Dave Yeo

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Programming / Re: dart.h
« on: Today at 12:44:59 am »
Thanks, that's probably it. Have to test.

Programming / Re: dart.h
« on: Today at 12:16:46 am »
The github site only has some limited stuff such as the patches, which I should look at and apply.
Thanks for the reminder.

Programming / Re: shared memory value - Odin win32k or DosQuerySysInfo???
« on: September 26, 2023, 10:33:41 pm »
Wouldn't using win2k.h introduce a dependency in win2k.sys, which is now depreciated IIRC.

Applications / Re: General Software Testing
« on: September 26, 2023, 10:25:15 pm »
Demo, sample or a skeleton to be built on. It is small and running strings on it produces little,
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H:\tmp>strings Ruki.sys
.sys 0.01 Device Driver
Copyright (C) 1998 Alex Romanov (2:50340/759)
All R
4s Reserved.

Programming / dart.h
« on: September 26, 2023, 09:53:43 pm »
Seems this has been discussed before. Where to find dart.h as I'm building MPlayer and its configure script tests for it.

DPMS is not supported with an UEFI boot on any system. Need to know where the vsync and hsync registers are located.
While on the subject, XFree86 also is unsupported and simply doesn't work with the VESA driver failing with
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(EE) VESA(0): V_BIOS address 0x98000 out of range
Same error with the VGA driver.

Applications / Re: [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 22, 2023, 12:05:41 am »
The applets I have here that were installed with WLO and with the needed DLLs on the LIBPATH run fine without Windows and look native, though without the close button, so it is kind of like running a Win32 or Win32s program with Odin. Likely those program objects would work with the DLLs on the LIBPATH and particularly handy if WinOS2 seamless doesn't work like here with AOS 5.0.x
Without the DLLs, they complain about missing user but if I run them from WinOS2 filemanager, they run as a Windows program.
I'd suggest testing with the DLLs on the LIBPATH or better get and install them as I think they're newer.
BTW, Odin used to, and maybe still does, create a correct program object when running pe setup or pe install to install a Win32 program.

Applications / Re: [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 21, 2023, 04:14:41 pm »
Hi Doug,
The WLO stuff is "Microsoft (R) Windows Libraries for OS/2 (WLO)", from the readme,
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As a brief introduction to this technology, the WLO mapping-layer is
comprised of a set of dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) which map Windows
API calls to OS/2 API calls at run time.  This DLL layer operates
like having Windows sitting on top of OS/2 PM and enabling relinked
Windows applications to run side-by-side PM applications.  WLO is
required for Windows applications to run on OS/2, in this manner.
So perhaps those Program Objects that don't work need the WLO DLLs installed.
Here's the full readme, IIRC, WLO is on Hobbes
Full readme attached.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1.0 and cups
« on: September 20, 2023, 04:25:04 pm »
There's also now a dooble_filter list in dooble/Data from AdGuard DNS filter, seems to work importing it into the blocked domains, attached.

Hardware / Re: Touch Screen and Pen support on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 20, 2023, 03:16:01 am »
Sure, hard to figure out the output.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1.0 and cups
« on: September 19, 2023, 07:03:31 am »
Do you have the blocklist installed in Dooble? Helps cut back the ads, which usually are full of crappy JavaScript. Latest attached

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1.0 and cups
« on: September 19, 2023, 02:25:36 am »
It's an AMD? Most of what I said was for Intel. IIRC, with AMD, you have full integer cores and shared FPU, so different then Intel. Others can chime in with their experiences.
Sometimes the only way to turn off some cores is with ACPI parameters and then it is figuring out which are which as it is not always every second core.
As for Dooble, and the Qt5webengine, a lot of the problems are memory related, 4GB (actually closer to 3.5 GB) is just not enough memory for modern browsers. And of course the Qt5webengine is a work in progress, progress that hopefully will lead to the Qt6webengine.
I'd suggest running mem /v now and again to see how much memory, especially low shared is available and also consider raising your VIRTUALADDRESSLIMIT, perhaps to 2560 at first, then you could try 2816 and the max of 3072. How high it can go is hardware dependent, don't want to intrude on video memory as an example. The default is conservative.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1.0 and cups
« on: September 18, 2023, 09:21:43 pm »
Ahhh... So I should turn HyperThreading off? - Seems to be working fine at the moment... What should go wrong with it on?

Crappy performance and reported crashes. Our system is simply SMP and expects each CPU (core) to be equal, whereas HyperThreading and similar fake cores. From, should read the whole article,
It is possible to optimize operating system behavior on multi-processor hyper-threading capable systems. For example, consider an SMP system with two physical processors that are both hyper-threaded (for a total of four logical processors). If the operating system's thread scheduler is unaware of hyper-threading, it will treat all four logical processors the same. If only two threads are eligible to run, it might choose to schedule those threads on the two logical processors that happen to belong to the same physical processor; that processor would become extremely busy while the other would remain idle, leading to poorer performance than is possible by scheduling the threads onto different physical processors. This problem can be avoided by improving the scheduler to treat logical processors differently from physical processors; in a sense, this is a limited form of the scheduler changes that are required for NUMA systems.

One thing for sure is that Arca Noae and previous vendors strongly recommend turning it off.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1.0 and cups
« on: September 17, 2023, 03:24:43 am »
Hi Pete, I don't currently have a printer so no, I can't print due to not having it setup.
I see 2_CUPS.L1 ends with,
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Copying file: M:\usr\bin\lpr.exe --> M:\TCPIP\BIN\CUPSLPR.EXE: OK

Installing CUPS GUI

Do want the list of packages that was installed here? 43 of them not including the first preliminary 7. Should be listed in your 2_CUPS.L1.
I have noticed that the RPM servers seem to be down a lot recently, both Netlabs and the Rosenthals mirror, which also raises the question of whether you had other failures. Might be worth searching your /var/log for "Error Downloading Packages" or Error, though that does find a bunch of stuff with error in the name.
Edit:, missed that the RPM's were on the ISO, which makes it weirder, perhaps a bad burn as IIRC, you used a DVD to install. Shame doesn't seem to be a MD5SUM of the ISO, guess due to the personalization.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1.0 and cups
« on: September 17, 2023, 01:08:11 am »
I went with the advanced install and otherwise then checking SeaMonkey, went with the defaults, I see
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H:\tmp>which cupslpr.exe

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