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Programming / Re: New OS/4 kernel :: SVN4180
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:05:50 am »
Perhaps the OS/4 developers would be interested in this license,

Programming / Re: Animated Mouse Pointer - Need Development Help
« on: April 29, 2014, 02:52:37 am »
I was also unclear that the license was not GPL, which is only allowed to be linked to system libraries.

Programming / Re: Animated Mouse Pointer - Need Development Help
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:43:13 pm »
Is what Eugene is doing - linking in code and not supplying the source for that code - even legal under the GPL licence?

Most consider it to not be complying with the license. I don't think it has ever been argued in court and may vary in different jurisdictions.

Setup & Installation / Re: ecs2.2 beta refresh
« on: April 27, 2014, 06:41:03 am »
In my limited experience the network card seems to fail first from IRQ conflicts. Previous box where my nic card worked for less then a minute was solved by moving the card to a different slot which gave it a different IRQ.
My current box and Warp 4, to get the builtin networking to work, I have to disable sound and the PATA (DVD) controller, otherwise I have sound and access to the DVD drive but no networking.
ECS 2.1 is better but sometimes after booting up the network only receives. Usually an power off reboot fixes it but sometimes it takes a couple of reboots and eventually it will stop working with the record being 2 weeks before it failed.
On my system there doesn't seem to be a way to change IRQs for the builtin stuff either.
With ACPI, there doesn't seem to be access to the low IRQs unless you use the /VW switch in which case you lose the high IRQs.

Simplest is to experiment, go into the BIOS and disable everything you can besides sound while still being able to boot and test. You can also disable drivers in config.sys but I find it easier and more sure to just disable in the BIOS and hit return during boot when a driver can't be loaded.

Setup & Installation / Re: ecs2.2 beta refresh
« on: April 24, 2014, 04:18:40 pm »
Thanks for entering the conversation Dave.

Do I read you response correctly Dave?  You have tested UNIUAD32 v2.02.01 on an ASUS A88X with front panel enabled for High Definition and you found that sound works?  Did you test it on a similar motherboard with High Definition enabled?   Should I focus on the High Definition BIOS option rather than the AC97 option?

Thanks for your time and answers you-all.


I tested on an Intel board. I thought the High Definition option wouldn't work here but it did. Different sound chip from you and no HD option here.

Setup & Installation / Re: ecs2.2 beta refresh
« on: April 24, 2014, 06:10:39 am »
The option I was thinking of is something like "High Definition Front Panel Support" and now testing having it enabled Uniaud still works here so that guess is wrong. Still you should double check your BIOS

Setup & Installation / Re: ecs2.2 beta refresh
« on: April 24, 2014, 06:03:21 am »
What options are in our BIOS about the sound? Here I can disable or enable sound and when sound is enabled I also get a choice of basic sound which I'm using or (forget the exact term) multi speaker sound which I've never tried and I doubt that our Uniaud would support it, possibly reporting the same PCM error due to the number of channels. Have to test at some point.

Internet / Re: Strange problems with Firefox
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:22:54 pm »
[My mistake, you do have the latest exceptq.
Markexe is part of the toolkit. Seems there are other programs that do the same thing but I can't remember them.
Unluckily I can't say much based on your trp file except I haven't seen a similar crash.

Internet / Re: Strange problems with Firefox
« on: April 20, 2014, 09:15:11 am »
Another work around would be to use markexe to mark Firefox SMP unsafe,
markexe /MPUNSAFE firefox.exe and see if that helps.

Internet / Re: Strange problems with Firefox
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:20:35 am »
I have finally managed to get a .trp file from one of our multi core boxes - attached below.  This is from Firefox 17.0.5 b2 and is the result of repeated attempts when saving an image using MB2 and 'save image as...'  As I said the image is saved but the browser just closes without warning.

Unluckily without the xqs files it is harder to say anything,, also I see a lot of doscalls1.dll references. It would help to put the sym file into \os2\dll, probably currently in \os2\pdpsi\pmdf\warp4_s. Your exceptq is old as well.
I don't know if it is worth opening an issue at this time, 17.0.5 is not being developed anymore so until 24ESR is released...
btw, the doscall1.dll I have in eCS is DOSCALL1.DLL │  132401│11-24-11│ 3:24a

Internet / Re: Strange problems with Firefox
« on: April 17, 2014, 04:23:58 am »

The other problem is the one of more concern.  As far as I know the tcpip32.dll is the SMP safe one - at least that is what the readme in the zip says.  Could you list the other DLLs that may be part of the problem so I can look into that side of it. 

ACPI readme lists

How? I can think of 3 possibilities.
Compromised keys allowing man in the middle attacks (mitm), quite possible for some sites, especially American ones, hard to do if I generate my own key.
Weak encryption algorithms,  most have been vetted by multiple outsiders and currently almost impossible to break and/or brute force with the one or two questionable ones not much used. In the past they forced most of the world to use weaker quality encryption but it has been a long time since browsers were split into domestic and the rest of the world. IIRC Netscape 2.2 was the last OS/2 browser that was split into secure and less secure. Problem with weak encryption is other intelligence agencies are just as capable of using the flaws.
Bugs such as the heartbeat vulnerability, also known as zero day exploits. Any the NSA are using may well be being used by other intelligence agencies and crooks and the longer they exist, the more chance that others will find them, especially with an open source library such as OpenSSL.  Of course it is also possible for someone to distributed buggy versions so if you don't build from trusted source you might have a flaw that most others don't. eg Paul could be a secret agent (or super crook) and his build has a vulnerability that he secretly added so trust comes into it again but he does make his toolchain available so someone else can download the source, build it the same way and compare binaries and this does happen with popular open source software.

Internet / Re: Strange problems with Firefox
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:03:45 am »
You're the first to report the drawing problem and I built FF10ESR on a SMP system with ATI graphics (old) and snap. Does forcing a redraw by resizing the browser fix it? How about restarting in safe-mode (Help-->Restart with Add-ons Disabled) which should turn off the video acceleration (DIVE)
For the SMP problem, you're using WSEB which has a few DLLs that are not SMP safe such as tcpip32.dll. It may be one of these that are triggering the problem. You don't have any trp files in the program directory?

The story that the NSA knew about this vulnerability for a couple of years and didn't tell anyone as it was handy for spying.

Lots of applications use OpenSSL, I know I've distributed a few such as the Links web browser. Luckily I always used the old 0.98 which I believe is not vulnerable.
The real question is how many other vulnerabilities our American friends are keeping secret so they can read our stuff.

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