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Networking / Re: ECS client Cannot log on to OS/2 domain
« on: September 29, 2016, 06:56:56 pm »
You are correct. The MMRE driver works. I guess I somehow got the wrong driver hooked up.

Thanks again

Networking / Re: ECS client Cannot log on to OS/2 domain
« on: September 28, 2016, 12:47:06 am »
Thanks Douglas for the advice.

The problem indeed appears to be the NIC driver.

I disabled the on-board NIC and installed an Intel 1000 PCI card and "Intel Pro/1000 Network Connection" driver and it now works fine.

The interesting thing is I tried installing the latest R8169 driver from Arca Noae and the system crashed on reboot. When I replaced the R8169.OS2 with the one from my client the system booted OK and appeared to work ok, except for not allowing logons to the domain.

The strange thing is I can now log on to the domain (with the Intel card in the server) using a client machine with the R8169 driver, but the server will not accept domain logons with the same R8169 driver. (my client and server machines have the same motherboards: Asus M5A 78L-M USB3)

Thanks again for your response.

Networking / ECS client Cannot log on to OS/2 domain
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:07:31 pm »
Previous WSEB server (ECS with file sharing removed and WSeB server stuff added) crashed, after running for years.

Built new machine.
Installed ECS 2.2 beta with R8169 network driver.
Deleted file sharing and installed LAN server 5 (WSeB server stuff)
SERVER0 is the only server and also domain controller

Server starts ok. Netlogon service shows to be active in the Lan Server Administration GUI. I can logon to the domain from the server.
But my ECS client (REQ1)  cannot log on to my domain.

Netbios appears to running OK on the server because I can NET USE W:   \\REQ1\DDRIVE from the server and it works OK (after starting PEER on REQ1)

However I cannot logon to DOMAIN (my domain name) from the requester machine REQ1, and I
I cannot NET USE x:   \\server0\cdrive  from  REQ1 (after login on locally). Error message says network path is not found

Second requester, a laptop, also cannot logon to server

Any suggesting?

Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: July 04, 2016, 11:46:50 pm »
Can I move my unixroot to another drive, and which directories do I need to move?

Currently unixroot=c:\ in my config.sys
I am running out of space in my C: (boot) drive. Partition size of that drive is 2 GB because of DOS/Win3.1 considerations

Can I just change the setting of UNIXROOT=C:\    in config.sys
and move the directories 

Will that work?

Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: July 04, 2016, 11:40:38 pm »
I have updated YUM & ANPM and finally got the newer version of both to run. After the YUM URLGRABBER problem was fixed.

Now when I try to install libstdc++6  I get the following error in ANPM:

Test Transaction Errors:   package libstdc++6- is already installed
  file /@unixroot/usr/lib/stdcpp6.dll from install of libstdc++6- conflicts with file from package libstdc++6-

Also the installation/update of fontconfig results in the message:

Error unpacking rpm package fontconfig-

And to add insult to injury FireFox38 now crashes when starting up in -console

DIVE is disabled - Panorama's shadow-buffer is enabled
Creating 006D_03.TRP

Killed by SIGSEGV
pid=0x006d ppid=0x0024 tid=0x0003 slot=0x0094 pri=0x0200 mc=0x0001 ps=0x0010
NSPR4 0:0001e45f
etc. etc.

So it appears I am worse off than before.

Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: June 19, 2016, 12:50:45 am »
Dave - Thank you for the NSS suggestion. I will try and reinstall the yum/rpm/anpm and see if I can resolve it that way.

I hope I didn't come across as critical - I was intending to make suggestions. I am i awe of your contributions and work for the OS/2 community. And I am in awe of the folks porting FireFox. I am truly amazed at how much has been done. Great job all of you.

Since I was bold enough to suggest, I guess I am obligated to volunteer to help and/or test.  So I do.

In my ideal world all of  firefox, main package and required packages, would  be installed with WarpIn - as Doug B. has done for the FF package itself (Thanks Doug B! ).  One of the big advantages it has over ANPM is WarpIn can unload DLLs in use - I ran into problems with ANPM using some DLLs that needed to be updated.  Or perhaps compile YUM/RPM/ANPM so that it uses its own set of DLLs, or compile so that it uses no DLLs, and build in the ability to unload DLLs in use - which is really needed anyway for an installer.

Anyway I want to make clear that I am grateful for all you guys' work.

Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: June 18, 2016, 09:08:48 pm »
This DLL stuff is an awful mess. It appears to be well nigh impossible to get the correct DLLs installed for Firefox.

I have:

1) used Doug B *.wpi to install firefox 38.8.0.  (also tried this using the *.zip file - same results)
2) I also used ANPM to install the libraries/packages listed in the README.OS2 file.
3) I was still missing a significant number of DLLs . I found most of the missing from a downloaded version of firefox 32 I believe - as was suggested on this forum.
4) Used for icuin.dll
5) The fontconf package ( which it appears ANPM does't install or know about) came from I unziped it to its own directory and then manually copied the files from the various subdirectories to my c:\ which is what @unixroot is set to.

Suggestion to whomever made up the fontconfig*.zip file : please don't zip the files with the top directory as "@unixroot" because that makes it impossible to directly unzip into the proper drive and directory.

Now firefox starts but I cannot access Google (or any other HTTPS link) because of a message "Firefox doesn't know how to communicate with the server.   Check to make sure your system has the Personal Security Manager installed."

The back button doesn't work.

When I right click on a link and select "Open in a new tab" or "Open in a new window" nothing happens.

So I am guessing I still have some DLL version issues or missing DLLs since I don't see anyone else with these problems here or on the bug tracker site.

So my suggestion is to:

Include ALL required DLLs and other required packages in the file, or Firefox.wpi file and configure the installation so they are all installed into the Firefox directory.

Yes that will make the install file much larger and take up more space but disk space is now very cheap.

I have spent probably 4 - 6 hours spread over multiple days trying to get FireFox 38 running. While I am no where close to the smartest guy in the room I am capable of using ANPM, WarpIn, and unzipping stuff and I still can't get it running correctly - meaning to the same level of function as you guys are reporting.

I very much appreciate all the work that has been put into porting FireFox, and the other Unix based programs to OS/2. I think it is great that so much unix based open source stuff is getting ported to OS/2. But the reality of the complexity of the supporting packages and required DLLs is such that mere mortals cannot get the applications running. Or at least I can't.

[I am running ECS 2.2 beta which was installed on a clean disk about 1 year ago. I have not updated or installed SeaMonkey or Thunderbird other than what came with the normal ECS install.]

Applications / Re: Firefox 38.2.1
« on: March 07, 2016, 01:38:50 am »
Has anyone gotten  firefox 38.2.1 to work?

I can't get Arcae Noa package manager to work - it can't find the repository metadata:netlabs-rel, so I can't use that to install the additional packages listed in the readme.

I have tried extracting the DLLs from the various packages called out in the readme and still get errors on missing DLLS

I get different messages about which DLLs are missing and/or can't load with CHK4DLLS.EXE and pmdll.exe - e.g. CHK4DLLS.EXE reports cairo2.dll is not a valid DLL. has no instructions for how to install it

Help please.

Signed: mere mortal

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