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Marketplace / Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: August 15, 2013, 06:56:57 pm »
I put up some more programming books today. Here's the link so you don't have to scroll up to the beginning of the thread.

Thanks, everyone, for your support.

Marketplace / Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: August 07, 2013, 05:11:44 pm »
Fear not. I am dedicated to keeping OS/2 and eComStation alive. However, I have run out of space to store all my OS/2 historical items. What is for sale is all of the duplicate items. I will continue to add items to the list, so check the URL for ebay from time to time.

I would like to find a museum or collector on the West Coast of USA who has room and the inclination to preserve all this stuff.

Marketplace / Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:06:32 pm »
I have added the IBM Developer Connection collection to the list of items for sale. I now have enough sales to use the eBay international shipping, so you can see the cost right away.

Setup & Installation / Re: UEFI & SecureBoot?
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:26:37 pm »
I struggled with a UEFI system (IBM X Series) server, and eCS 2.2 beta simply does not recognize the SATA hardware. It fails even in compatibility mode with
Which model of X-series?  I run one old one that has SCSI drives but another slightly newer one (still rather old) will not work with SAS drives.  I haven't got one with actual SATA drives to test.

This is the x 3200  M3, so it has SAS. You can plug a SATA drive into the SAS slot. The machine is fine with it, and the drive appears in other OS. The SATA controller is the Intel PCH, which is supported, but support fails because of the above message. I know nothing about SAS, and I was surprised to see SATA connectors. Here is the PCI dump for the controller.

0000:01:00.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 08)
   Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 03bb
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
   I/O ports at 4000
   Memory at 92210000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
   Memory at 92200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
   Expansion ROM at ffe00000 [disabled]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
   Capabilities: [68] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
   Capabilities: [98] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
   Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1

Setup & Installation / Re: UEFI & SecureBoot?
« on: July 31, 2013, 02:44:26 am »
This message normally applies when DANIS506 has already occupied the adapter (see OS2AHCI's RMRC_RES_ALREADY_CLAIMED message). Changing the boot sequence (1st: OS2AHCI, 2nd: DANIS506) should work.

If not, consider opening a ticket in

I don't have to change the boot sequence -- that is the default. It's probably futile to open a ticket because I no longer have access to the hardware. The strength of a forum over the ticketing system is that the forum is indexed, so in the future someone could find my comment. I try to do both, with a pointer to the ticket in the forum.

Setup & Installation / Re: UEFI & SecureBoot?
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:19:31 pm »
I struggled with a UEFI system (IBM X Series) server, and eCS 2.2 beta simply does not recognize the SATA hardware. It fails even in compatibility mode with

OS2AHCI driver version 1.29
Found AHCI device: Intel PCH AHCI (8086:3b22) class: 010601 bus: 0
devfunc 0xfa
OS2AHCI: couldn't register [MM]IO region: (rc = RMRC_RES_ALREADY_CLAIMED)
No adapters found.

Marketplace / OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: July 28, 2013, 04:01:39 pm »
I'm selling off the duplicate and unneeded items from OS/2 Museum West. Proceeds will support the Museum.

The items will ship fast via USPS priority mail and are available to ship world-wide through the eBay Global Shipping Program.

I am looking for help to store and curate the Museum. If you would like to physically store the museum, you will have access to a very large collection for your interest in OS/2. The collection is currently in Santa Cruz, CA and weighs over 1000 pounds.

Applications / Re: Qpdf
« on: July 23, 2013, 03:13:32 am »
OK, I tried from a ecups printer, with the latest version from a fresh install of a recent eCS 2.2 beta. QPDFview displays the document well, but the print lacks most of the text. The document is a tax form for the State of California.

Lucide prints and displays the document perfectly.

Sorry about the non-eCups printer remark above, I must have been mistaken.

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 21, 2013, 03:54:53 am »
Label printing has always worked for me in OpenOffice. It helps to have the templates.

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 15, 2013, 10:18:27 pm »
You've configured Tools - Options - OpenOffice - Java - path to your Java installation?

First OO4.0 I used has problems with Jave when OO was installed in a directory which contains blanks. So had to change 'Open Office 4.0' to 'OpenOffice4.0'. But most probably this is fixed in current versions.

What would you fill in for Tools - Options - OpenOffice - Java? I tried java600, java600\jre, java600\jre\bin, java600\jre\bin\client, but none are recognized.


Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 14, 2013, 04:39:58 pm »
Awesome, it works here! I had to try things, though.

When using the database wizard, I get a JRE Required dialog box. (OpenOffice requires a Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart OpenOffice.)

Did I forget to configure something?

Applications / Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 14, 2013, 03:53:11 pm »
First, thanks to Yuri Dario for his work!!!

When I prepare to run OpenOffice, I use RPM to update as in the readme.

yum install libc gcc-4.4.4 gcc-4.4.6 openssl curl libjpeg libxslt libicu zlib libxml2 stdcpp mmap pthread urpo gcc-stdc++-shared-library

Transaction Check Error:
  file /@unixroot/usr/lib/gcc335.dll from install of libc-devel-0.6.5-17.oc00.i3
86 conflicts with file from package libgcc335-3.3.5-6.oc00.i386

I tried to start OpenOffice by going to the openoffice program directory and executing swriter.exe, and I get

Unable to start Apache OpenOffice!

return code: 2
Failing module: ICUUC42

Applications / Re: Qpdf
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:52:40 am »
Reviving an old thread, I tried qpdfview 0.4.3 and at first I only got an error message "could not load pdf plugin", but then I deleted %home%\.config\Trolltech.ini and pdf loaded fine.

Now I'm seeing the whole pdf on the screen, but when I print, I get only the first page. I tried both an eCups and a non-eCups printer, and both print only the first page.

Networking / Re: Samba share woes
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:32:10 pm »
As we eCS users are now switching to SAMBA, we have similar woes trying to learn new networking terms and practices, combined with our own SAMBA still needing more users to find and report those last few bugs. How do IBM F&P use passwords, access control lists and workgroups? How does SAMBA? How to get them to do it the same way?

On the other hand, SAMBA for OS/2 might connect to Linux SAMBA without much fuss.

General Discussion / Re: OS2World Bounty System Clean-up
« on: June 10, 2013, 03:40:51 am »
There isn't enough money in the fund to buy a wireless driver. All we can do is wait for someone to make one and give it to us.

That isn't unreasonable -- some really smart people have looked at building the wireless driver, and I think they will make one after some time.

One thing that makes sense is to use the existing funds to help finance the Firefox project. There is probably enough in the fund to buy 3 or 4 more weeks of development time.

The bottom line is that the funds were contributed to improve the platform, so applying the funds to a project that is active and can use funds will get something for the money right away.

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