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I can no longer get newly bought USB flash drives to work under ArcaOS 5.1.  In the past, I used the reformat.exe tool from the Essentials Package.  Its license expired.  I have tried formatting with ArcaOS and DFSee to no avail. I always get unknown drive after formatting in Windows or DFSee.  I have to admit I am guessing when using DFSee to format the drives.   What I find strange is both Windows and DFSee recognize it as a fat32 drive, but ArcaOS does not.

My question is what are the proper steps to get properly formatted FAT32 working drives under ArcaOS?

In DFSee: menu Scripts --> Make FAT32 Data (USB) disk
That also adds LVM information, that is needed to be usable under AOS. Just reformatting doesn't add LVM informastion.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: February 25, 2024, 05:45:26 pm »
Tom thank yo for providing this for testing. I have found that Dobble runs multimedia much better in Windows than Otter or Falcon. Although Windows 11 security balks at the exe. AAnd it runs better than Dobble QT5 in Arca OS.

I didn't build this - this build comes from the creator of Dooble (textbrowser). I only passed along the link where it could be found.

That it runs better than the OS/2 port is not surprising: the OS/2 port of Qt is far from complete, and that is the basis for the OS/2 port of Dooble.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: February 23, 2024, 10:00:51 pm »
I want to get the latest Windows version of Dooble, but I can not find it on the git. (I already asked the author about that)

Latest version of Dooble for Windows:

(releasing binaries happens about twice per year, the rest of the releases is source-only)

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 03, 2024, 12:40:34 am »
ic. my version is i686, update to pentium4 was not possible with YUM/ANPM. Maybe need to install the package manually..

In ANPM, use the menu YUM --> Platform to add pentium4 (if it is not already listed). After that, move the line pentium4 to the top (using the buttons on the right side of the window). And restart ANPM (maybe not needed, but it won't hurt).

After that, you should be able to update a package from i686 to pentium4.

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 02, 2024, 06:08:08 pm »
in popuplog.os2 I find:
SYS2070 PID 00cc TID 0001 Slot 00c3

That suggests that your installed version of libc is not new enough. Which version do you have installed?
The most recent version is libc-0.1.12-1.oc00.pentium4.rpm

"Carlton" ?? From "The fresh prince of Bel-Air"?
More likely named after sir Thomas Hobbes. Perhaps David Rocks, the founder of Hobbes at NMSU, can answer that.

(...) That may be down to the use of CHECKINI.  (Talking of which, has Henk also been kind enough to update his other Regularly Useful util, CLEANINI?)

checkini is from Henk Kelder, but cleanini is from Carsten Arnold.

Setup & Installation / Re: Broken AOS-5.1 Trash Can
« on: January 13, 2024, 11:33:12 pm »
The system should be doing automatic archives of the desktop, config.sys etc. Boot and when the white blob appears at the beginning of the boot, press F1, gotta be quick. You will get a menu including a list of archives you can restore. Usually 3 plus the original install one.

You mean Alt + F1 ?

General Discussion / Re: Hobbes Retirement
« on: January 11, 2024, 11:43:58 pm »
It seems another group is also working on a way to save the content of Hobbes: the Classic Computing cctalk Mailing List.
Web interface:

I already informed Roderick about this.

Programming / Re: Qt6 Application Testing
« on: December 27, 2023, 02:25:03 am »
I guess it is here: but it is dead link now. ยด

No it is not, because your URL is missing one 'f' at the start of the file name ;)
If you add that, the link works.

I see no auctions on eBay for 2.11, but several on Amazon. And a search for the ISBN in a search machine gives even more sellers. Search for  0672305631.
Best option appears to be at marketplace: brand new copy (so including the companion diskette) for 35.51 GBP. See

Web applications / Re: Dooble releases, Qt5 builds
« on: November 30, 2023, 07:10:16 pm »
Hi Remy, thanks for the report. Guess I need to test on a virgin system. For now, move the dictionaries to @unixroot\usr\bin\webengine_dictionaries.

Or use the environment variable DOOBLE_TRANSLATIONS_PATH to point to wherever you have placed the translation files.

I suggest that you post the entire testlog. It has other interesting information.

Ahem, it also contains your real name, registration number with AN and email address, all in plain text.
So it seems advisable to delete that personal information before you post your testlog output on this public forum!

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