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Hardware / Re: Touch Screen and Pen support on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 15, 2023, 05:23:12 pm »
Good eyes, thanks.

Hardware / Re: Touch Screen and Pen support on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 15, 2023, 06:30:04 am »
Did AcpiTree compile for you?
I get,
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        wcc386 acpitree -bm -bt=OS2 -6s -fpi -zq -zp4 -DACPI_APPLICATION
acpitree.c(73): Error! E1031: Name 'Sharable' not found in struct/union acpi_resource_irq
acpitree.c(145): Error! E1031: Name 'Sharable' not found in struct/union acpi_resource_extended_irq

Which is weird as Shareable is declared in acrestyp.h,
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typedef struct acpi_resource_irq
    UINT8                           DescriptorLength;
    UINT8                           Triggering;
    UINT8                           Polarity;
    UINT8                           Shareable;
    UINT8                           WakeCapable;
    UINT8                           InterruptCount;
    UINT8                           Interrupts[1];

typedef struct acpi_resource_extended_irq
    UINT8                           ProducerConsumer;
    UINT8                           Triggering;
    UINT8                           Polarity;
    UINT8                           Shareable;
    UINT8                           WakeCapable;
    UINT8                           InterruptCount;
    ACPI_RESOURCE_SOURCE            ResourceSource;
    UINT32                          Interrupts[1];


Hardware / Re: Touch Screen and Pen support on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 12, 2023, 08:12:04 am »
At one point, testing, it found this,
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Bus 0 (PCI Express), Device Number 3, Device Function 3
 Vendor 8086h Intel Corporation
 Device 29B7h 82Q35 Express Serial KT Controller

On a previous computer, resulting in pscom.sys being installed and the boot stopping as pscom.sys couldn't find the port as it was likely part of the Intel management engine and inaccessible. Of course that is using pci.exe and I can't remember if pscom had any arguments. It did result in adding logic in the installer filtering out that controller.
I can't turn off the CSM on this machine to test whether it would find COM 1 (or 2-4 if set that way) and does raise the question whether a pure UEFI machine still has an ISA bus. This one still has the ISA bus with the parallel and serial port on it, it's an old machine.
Hmm, looking at a random testlog from a recent machine on the list, I see,
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Bus 0 (PCI Express), Device Number 22, Device Function 3
 Vendor 8086h Intel Corporation
 Device A363h Cannon Lake PCH Active Management Technology - SOL
 Command 0007h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster)
 Status 00B0h (Has Capabilities List, Supports 66MHz,
   Supports Back-To-Back Trans., Fast Timing)
 Revision 10h, Header Type 80h, Bus Latency Timer 00h
 Self test 00h (Self test not supported)
 PCI Class Simple Communication, type Serial - 16550
 Subsystem ID 313617AAh Unknown
 Subsystem Vendor 17AAh Lenovo
 Address 0 is an I/O Port : 30A0h
 Address 1 is a Memory Address (0-4GiB) : B123F000h
 System IRQ 19, INT# D
 New Capabilities List Present:
   Message Signalled Interrupt Capability
     MSI is disabled
     MSI function can generate 64-bit addresses
   Power Management Capability, Version 1.2
     Does not support low power State D1 or D2
     Does not support PME# signalling
     Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

So perhaps all recent machines that have a serial port have PCI ones.
Martin, have you looked at the pci.exe report.

Hardware / Re: Touch Screen and Pen support on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 12, 2023, 03:49:03 am »
Sorry, I was mistaken about rmview, seems to only work with the driver correctly installed. There must be a way as the installer finds com ports during install.

Hardware / Re: Touch Screen and Pen support on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 11, 2023, 03:53:54 am »
Have you tried rmview? rmview /irq should show the interrupts, rmview /io the ports, rmview /? for help.

Besides the original findings, I also found that for some reason Firefox. Seamonkey and Thunderbird all get the same error: "Couldn't load xul.dll.  OS/2 error 2 faulty module LIBVPX6."  As I said earlier though I have not found any issues with any other OS2 or WinOS2 program so far.

You might need to install the libvpx-legacy-4 rpm, or reinstall it.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: September 09, 2023, 06:45:47 am »
I booted the system using DFSee - how I discovered that CSM needs to be Enabled to boot from CD/DVD on this system

It sounds like you and a bunch of other people are about to run into all sorts of avoidable problems for lack of some basic info.

First... there is no such thing as a "UEFI CD/DVD" or a "[CSM] CD/DVD", there are only UEFI and CSM *bootloaders*. The menu gives you a choice of which one you want to use on the mounted optical disk. If the DFSee disk you burned doesn't include a UEFI bootloader (not your doing), then it won't boot in UEFI mode and you'll be forced to use the CSM bootloader that it does have. Had you tried booting an AOS5.1 DVD, its very likely you wouldn't have encountered this problem since it contains both.

My understanding is that on some systems, in UEFI mode,some hardware is left to the OS to init, unlike CSM mode where the BIOS takes care of initializing the hardware, the CD/DVD in this case and is the reason that leaving CSM enabled is recommended, though it varies on the system.

Marketplace / Re: Looking for a boxed set of Borland C++ v. 2.0
« on: September 08, 2023, 01:50:00 am »

 There are links there to the PDF manuals too...


I downloaded this some time back, seems to work. As Martin said, assuming the code is all 32 bit, GCC will likely compile it though it is much much more picky about the quality of the code.

Applications / Re: Installing VisualAge C++ 3.0 on ArcaOS 5.1.0
« on: September 06, 2023, 07:00:58 am »
It's been a while. Make sure the references to VAC are at the end of LIBPATH and PATH and same with SOMIR and SOMBASE. You really need to apply the fixes to bring it up to 3.08 as well. Might be forgetting something and IIRC, the LIBPATH is the most important as VAC downgrades things WPS related.
Personally, I just used a cmd file to set up the environment, ran in a cmd window, attached.

General Discussion / Re: Arca 5.1 on The Register
« on: September 04, 2023, 09:25:43 pm »
Linux used to come with "How to"s such as dual,triple and quadruple booting with OS/2, Linux, Dos and Win95. Basically do all partitioning with OS/2 fdisk, add stuff to Bootmanager and do an advanced Linux install to the pre-formatted partitions. Basically the same as now besides using lvm instead of fdisk. Don't have to screw with lilo anymore too.
Things seem to have gone backwards

Setup & Installation / Re: Multiple installations of AOS?
« on: September 02, 2023, 05:03:53 pm »
You can always contact Arca Noae and ask for advice, they're usually quite helpful

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: September 01, 2023, 08:56:51 pm »
You just need a small ESP primary partition on your boot HD. You could perhaps shrink your 2GB boot partition down to 1.9GB and use the empty space to use as the ESP partition. As Rich said, if only booting OS/2, it can be as small as one cylinder.
My current ESP, which also has the refind bootmanager on it to boot Linux,
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U:\>du -h
96K     ./EFI/BOOT/keys
696K    ./EFI/BOOT/icons
624K    ./EFI/BOOT/icons-backup
4.0K    ./EFI/BOOT/vars
1.9M    ./EFI/BOOT
944K    ./EFI/OS2
0       ./EFI/tools
2.8M    ./EFI
2.8M    .

Applications / Re: Sharing drives
« on: September 01, 2023, 06:43:53 pm »
Samba should be quite capable of doing what Rick wants, I've done similar with Win 10 where it was mostly a matter of matching passwords and workgroup. I think Win 11 (and perhaps later Win 10) changed how workgroups work. Someone here should know how.

Setup & Installation / Re: Multiple installations of AOS?
« on: August 30, 2023, 11:53:07 pm »
it shows up during installation, close to the beginning and won't let you proceed until you scroll to the bottom. So boot from your stick, choose install and then read the license, then cancel the install.
I read it in detail before 5.0 was released and it did say one install and Lewis verified I was reading it correctly, so legally you can't do what you'd like. Ethically, it is your choice, very doubtful that any lawyers will come for you.

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