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Applications / Re: Problems with ArcView...
« on: July 30, 2015, 03:51:26 am »
Actually ArcView uses 7z by preference instead of rpm2cpio, but it falls back to the latter if the former can't be found on the path.

I have 7z installed, reports itself as:

7-Zip 9.20  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-11-18
p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=en_CA.IBM-437,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,5 CPUs)

FWIW, the precise command it uses is:
Code: [Select]
7z x -so -bd -y whatever.rpm 2>NUL | cpio -d -i -v -u --no-absolute-filenames --quiet [file_to_extract] 2>&1If the necessary programs are missing it will tell you.

OK, good stuff...I'm about to reboot to pull the new stdcpp6.dll in...but I'll try that direct cmli on the RPM file I was trying to open up with ArcView next.


Applications / Re: Problems with ArcView...
« on: July 30, 2015, 03:48:59 am »
Do you have the latest version installed?

Yes, version 2.2 is what I have.

Applications / Problems with ArcView...
« on: July 29, 2015, 04:54:04 am »
So I'm attempting to pull the STDCPP6.DLL out of the release RPM file, but trying to do this with ArcView produces the following error in the "VX-REXX Console for Archive Viewer" window:

SYS1092: The handle could not be duplicated during a pipe operation.

Any ideas what is causing this?

I used to have ArcView working...then at some point in time something must have changed causing it to stop...

Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 29, 2015, 04:41:14 am »
Folks...anyone here have the STDCPP6.DLL file?

I installed B5 as the WPI installer, added some missing DLLs and well, turns out that I have an older DLL after all. I logged ticket # 124 -  Firefox 31.8 crashes with SYS2070 #124 and got a quick response.

But as I had actually previously downloaded the required RPM file I could not extract the DLL since my ArcView actually fails.

Hi Andi!

Quote Samsung 245T ...
I've no problem with my 245B here.

Mind I usually set Manufacturer '(Standard monitor types)' and Model 'Unknown monitor' as I never understand why computers think the know better resolution settings and refresh rates than I do. The second monitor is a HP ZR24w which works flawless too. Together 3840x1200 pixel.

On another System I've a Samsung S24C650 which works too. All are set up with 1920x1200.

AFAIK EDID reading did not change since ages. Only new modes where added and some monitors do not sort them in the correct order defined by the standards. But as said above I do not care much about EDID.

Well, it's been very different experience here. I could not get my 245T to run in 1920x1200 at all until I re-programmed the EDID and removed the horizontal-to-vertical flip screen only theory there was that SNAP was somehow picking up that EDID detail and figuring out it was the "final" resolution mode to run matter what else I tried, and believe me, I tried them all, I could not get that native 1920x1200 recognized.

Attempting a 2x245T LCD setup here produced a completely dismal failure...only some ridiculous resolution like 800x600 would even come up...I gave tired of too many reboots and dashed hopes...LOL!

OK...seeing that is works for you, I'd love to see a dump of all SNAP settings you are currently running...can you do that and post?

FineTuning options
SNAP offers a few options. But mainly to disable some acceleration if it makes problems like the hardware cursor and so on. I do not see how someone can 'speed video up' as SNAP usually switches on all accelerations it supports by default. If you mean overclocking than I fear you've to play Windoze. Such things which decreases stability for no visible reason on OS/2 should have no priority at all on our OS.

Alright...I can't argue with that...but what I can argue with is that fact that SNAP by default severely underclocks the ATI Radeon 850 XT PE instead of the default core clock of 1180 and memory clock of 540 it simply does a 400/ that, I'm sure of it, will slow it down some...and results in a nearly 50% clock speed why accept that? If anything, I would imagine sticking to the default clock speeds as per the video card design would bring us the greatest amount of stability.

Applications / Re: SmartSuite can't find default.mwp
« on: July 28, 2015, 03:17:40 am »
So it failing when you are attempting to open a known file that's been previously created by Lotus 1-2-3? Or are you trying to use a SmartMaster to create a NEW file?

Yeah, great news indeed.

I would love to have a real and robust functionality to support the following:

1) multi monitor configurations, 2 LCDs is fine, my Samsung 245T have been impossible to set up, so an updated driver that has the ability to read modern monitor EDID info and configure automatically would be thrilling

2) SMP - as Dave Yeo mentioned, fix some of the pesky problems

3) FineTuning options - give me control over the video hardware so that if I want to speed it up, I can...

Setup & Installation / Re: What's your WPS setup ?
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:28:36 am »
Hi Greggory, on hobbes....

Hi Ivan,

But are you using this with a multi-core CPU? Either ACPI or OS2APIC....

I ask b/c the multi-core CPU/SMP setups and the old IRQ monitor (SEDEV=SHOWIDT.SYS) are a problem...never been able to get it working here.

Programming / Re: Version control
« on: April 19, 2015, 05:56:26 pm »
So a follow-up to Erich's original post: what are the current OS/2 developers (any/all) using for their projects?

I guess I'm really talking about local projects...the Firefox/AOO/etc, which are group projects are one thing, but for a local (single) apsiring developer like myself, what are the recommendations as far as setting up native OS/2 development platform, and specifically the version control piece of this?

Case in point, it probably has been about 4 yrs since I had my development up and running, mostly doing some intro OS/2 coding. My "toolset" was composed of:
1) VAC++ 4
2) IBM C/C++ 3.6.5
3) OS/2 Dev Tookit (OS/2 Warp Toolkit)
4) Visual SlickEdit (editor)
5) Borland C++
6) Open Watcom C/C++
7) VisPro/REXX 3.1
8) CVS / jCVS

Given all of the above, and my intent to do some native OS/2 development (not porting) on a local machine, what do you guys suggest as the most applicable version control application?

I'm guessing maybe continue on with my CVS? Or is it better to go to github and share the work as early on as possible to help out, and be helped by others?

Internet / Re: Firefox Developer Edition 24.8.1b4
« on: March 26, 2015, 02:29:29 am »
Most (all?) rpm packages have a zip equivalent in




Yeah, the "fly in the ointment" is the missing stuff, so just to show everyone else what I've got, here is the breakdown of what's available:

Sections from the Firefox README:

3. INSTALL 'libc066.dll' and other 'libc*.dll' files into one of the
      directories on your "LIBPATH" (e.g. 'x:\os2\dll').  You can download
      an RPM with these files from:

4. INSTALL 'freetyp6.dll' and 'fntcfg2.dll' into one of the directories
      on your "LIBPATH". You can download RPMs with these files from:

5. INSTALL 'pthr01.dll' and 'mmap.dll' into one of the directories
      on your "LIBPATH". You can download RPMs with these files from:

6. INSTALL 'gcc1.dll' and 'stdcpp6.dll' into one of the directories
      on your "LIBPATH". You can download RPMs with these files from:



Here is the appropriate section from the GitHub release site:

    png1616.dll from

    z.dll from

    urpo.dll from all of the above, it is the libgcc and libstdc++ stuff that's missing and I haven't been able to find it. Yes, others have pointed to the AOO install, etc, etc...but I just wish we would make it a point to do a RPM/YUM an ZIP releases each time.

Internet / Re: Firefox Developer Edition 24.8.1b4
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:30:45 pm »
Dariusz, what exactly do you mean by the DLL nightmare? And what was the problem with RPMs?

Hi Dimitriy,

Well, basically I pulled the Bitworks published Firefox release which then required a number of RPM packages. I do not use RPM/YUM, I have been relying on ZIP releases mostly because it gives me control over what goes where and my setups are rather simple and I'm trying to keep it that way:

1) g:\os\dll
2) g:\usr\dll
3) g:\usr\bin

...I attempt to keep the duplicate DLLs to a minimum. Basically all non-IBM OS/2 dlls go to \usr\dll.

For whatever reason, I could not extract the needed DLLs out of the RPM packages (using ArchiveView and consistently getting "SYS1092: The handle could not be duplicated during a pipe operation.
" error), and so the minute that failed it was a dead-end...

While I understand the eventual simplicity of relying on RPM/YUM it just seems like we're not quite there yet. So in terms of testing out these beta release it just seems like it would be so much simpler to get a ZIP Firefox release and a matching ZIP release of all the required DLLs.

Internet / Re: Firefox Developer Edition 24.8.1b4
« on: March 18, 2015, 03:03:01 am »

Thank you!!! FF is chugging away here real nice...I have to say the initial assessment is positive, looks like it's noticeably faster as compared to the 17x releases.

I did start on the install of the Bitworks release, but the DLL nightmare just got to be too much...and attempting to pull aparts RPMs didn't even work for thanks again for coming through with this.

General Discussion / Re: New USB drivers
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:21:26 am »
When I click on USB-11.10.exe

I get

Script error in line1:The REXX code within the <TITLE>...</TITLE> block failed.
The Macro call was:=("TITLE")

I''ll un wpi it and manually install the files.

I seem to be having a few odd problems over the past few weeks with new software :(

Same problem here as what Ian reported...strangely enough, I've also been having problems in the last few the effect that Archive Viewer is throwing a SYS1092 error each time I'm attempting to open up a RPM file:

SYS1092: The handle could not be duplicated during a pipe operation.

...yeah, "DLL Hell", we have arrived....

Networking / Re: 3Com 3C905 - driver which works with high IRQs?
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:13:34 am »
Same driver file here, details below:

6-29-01  11:31a     52559           0  el90x.os2

...inside the driver I find the following sig:

3Com Etherlink PCI  OS/2 NDIS driver v5.2.4

Anyways...this was always working correctly in my system, I literally just pulled the NIC since I got the built-in RealTek stuff working fine.

My 3Com nic is: 3C905B-TXNM, 3COM NIC card, Fast Etherlink XL PCI 10/100 Mb.

Storage / Re: How long is a HPFS CHKDSK?
« on: February 15, 2015, 07:41:43 pm »
...As for HPFS and the maxium size of the HPFS partition. In theory its 65 gigabyte but all to often have I seen HPFS volume bigger 15 to 20 GB run into a trouble running a CHKDSK. Simply because it was never that well tested with such large volumes...

My only comment on Roderick's post is that I have pretty much maxed out the HPFS386 partitions here on my machine, some 14 of them (so really 7 full-time use and 7 back-up partitions...yes, agree, not ideal but that was what I had available when I organized the install), subsequently the CHKDSK runs are pretty lengthy...but...they do complete each and every time. The partitions are either 60 or 64 Gig in size...all of them.

To the original poster: Erich, I would re-start the VM, let CHKDSK re-start and go from there...that is absolutely much too long of a 14 partitions typically take about 10 mins...

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