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Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: Today at 04:10:04 pm »

Enable serial port in Virtualbox, and there's an option to save the serial port output to a text file.
Make com.sys (or pscom.sys) is loaded
add /p:1 to the uniaud32 driver line in config.sys



Hi Paul, the uniaud drivers installation is a task I left undone last year (Warp 4.52 on Virtualbox) since I could not obtain sound from video streaming on browser (ie. youtube), which is still my actual issue in soundblaster mode as well. Following these latest posts I feel I could try again now. Where can I find an installation steps how-to, like config.sys editing?
Thank you

Hi Mauro.

I would do it this way.
- Install the full Uniaud using the latest full installer. (
- Check everything is fine on the VM
- Later install the latest devbuild that Paul's offers here.


Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: Today at 12:54:49 am »
Hi Paul

I'm using the "release" version.
- Enabled Serial port and take the output as a RAW file.
- Enabled COM.SYS
- Added /p:1 on Uniaud.
- Rebooted and changed to "ICH AC97" to reproduce the trap.

This is what it showed on the RAW text file.

Uniaud32 version 3.01.01
Based on linux 5.15.59
pci_register_driver: query_device found 28 8086:2415 class=40100 checking intel8x0
pci_register_driver: matched 0 8086:2415/40100 with 8086:2415/0 0 (intel8x0)

It is something else I need to do?


Networking / Re: WIFI on Dell Latitude D610
« on: August 07, 2022, 07:45:37 pm »
Hi Fran├žois, welcome to the forum.

I will also like to also suggest you to install testlog (link here), run "testlog generic" and upload the text the report. With that we can have a first idea of your configuration.

I found that the Intel 2200 Wlan [8086:4220] is listed as supported devices of GenMU, which is a extra set of driver for GenMAC.


Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: August 07, 2022, 06:44:11 pm » hacks around the issues causing traps with non-HDA hardware (tested with AC97 on Virtualbox).
Hi Paul

I also went straight for the 20220807b and got a trap on VirtualBox.
I tested it with ArcaOS 5.0.7 VM guest on VBox 6.1.36 (Windows 10 host).
- VM ICH AC97: traps
- VM Intel HD Audio: Works, Audio control working, no traps.


Programming / Re: SIO, SIO2K
« on: August 07, 2022, 05:22:42 pm »
Hi Fusion

I had been talking with Ray Gwinn for aprox five years via Facebook, requesting him to open source SIO2K. He initially agreed, but when the time comes to share the source code, I don't know why he pulls back. First he wanted to be sure someone will keep the working on this code, later he wanted someone to goes to his hoome to pick up the code and later he said that he can only make available source code on his own ftp (for legal reassons) and that his ISP didn't allow that.

I'm trying to contact him one more time to see what he told me.


Marketplace / Re: ebay Stuff
« on: August 06, 2022, 09:20:11 pm »

I was reported that ebay has this "IBM 7581-T01 Library Manager" with "Warp 5.40;D ;D
Possible a typo and it is Warp 4.50, but it is fun stuff to post here !!!! or maybe...


Just in case I asked for more hints to the seller and he does not know about OS/2. But he told me that the
tape library was removed from a government facility on Long Island.


Hardware / Re: Displayport?
« on: August 06, 2022, 06:22:30 pm »
Ican't help wondering why people keep on using something designed to prevent phosphor burn in on CRT monitors when it doesn't work on modern LCD panels.

I love screen savers. I know that all those "tree huggers hippies" are right when they say that is just better for the earth to automatically turn off the monitor, but I just loved the old Johnny Castaway;D ;D ;D


Marketplace / Re: ebay Stuff
« on: August 06, 2022, 06:00:56 pm »

I was reported that ebay has this "IBM 7581-T01 Library Manager" with "Warp 5.40;D ;D
Possible a typo and it is Warp 4.50, but it is fun stuff to post here !!!! or maybe...



Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: July 30, 2022, 05:11:55 am »
Hi Fusion.

I have to say this is a bit of a shame. 20+ years worth of links on the Internet to the Hobbes archive don't work anymore. Several files on Hobbes also have text files in them referencing other files on Hobbes by filename, which can no longer be searched since most of the names have been changed.

Would have been better to create a new index referencing into the old structure or something. As it is now, I've been using one of the mirrors listed in the main page to find the files with their correct filenames. And I have the original directory structure memorized..

Ah well..

I respect your opinion, but hobbes needed a refresh trying to remove unnecessary versions of the same software, duplicated files, wrong located files and with issues with filenames that didn't mean anything at all for the people surfing the site.
Ex: There was files called "" and "" that did not give you any hint what and which version that people were downloading. 
I personally think that the "20+ years worth of links on the Internet" are disappearing at a very fast speed with all the OS/2 sites that get erased day after day.

Also I had been including the original file name on the long description so the name can be indexed on search engines in case of someone looking for those. I'm also trying my best to include the full name, version and release date of each file, that is searchable on the hobbes site, so, if the filename does not work you can search the name of the software and mostly it will give you a search result.

If you prefer to have the old names, you can get the hobbes backup on at: and hopefully it will be there forever.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: July 29, 2022, 10:47:34 pm »
Thanks Andreas for the explanation. I don't use of those, so I apreciate your knowledge.

Take a look and let me know.

What I will like to resolve is:
- Is "/pub/os2/apps/wp/tex" still a good place for all TeX stuff? including LaTeX and TeXInfo?
- or should we separete LaTeX stuff from TeXInfo ?
- Or should I stick to "/pub/os2/apps/wp/tex" and "/pub/os2/apps/wp/tex/"

I just trying to find the right place.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: July 29, 2022, 04:36:09 pm »

I think that in this hobbes folder ( /pub/os2/apps/wp/tex/util) there is a confusion between LaTeX and GNU texinfo. I don't have deeper knowledge of any of those, but I think I just need to put the LaTeX related utilities here "/pub/os2/apps/wp/tex/uti" and move the GNU textinfo utilities somewhere else, maybe to "/pub/os2/dev/tools/help".

Or maybe there will be a better idea on were to located this software. Suggestion are welcome.


Marketplace / Re: ebay Stuff
« on: July 27, 2022, 11:31:37 pm »

Is this kite something that used to be available at the time? or it is made up?  ;D


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: July 25, 2022, 06:44:57 pm »
Is there interest? Basically have to use the VESA driver and all the apps are so old.
The problem with XFree86 is they changed the licensing, making it incompatible with the GPL, which is why everyone moved away.
Looking, it looks like Xorg 6.9 was the last to use the imakefile style of building and still had the OS/2 code in it. With v7 they went to a configure build system, haven't looked to see if OS/2 code was still there but it would be hard to build compatible libs as all functions were exported by ordinal and there was basically a database of ordinals to keep the DLLs backwards compatible.

For what I know the only killer application on XFree86 is an old GIMP ported there.  But I'm not a reference for the X11 use on OS/2, I don't know much about it.

Just in case, in Hobbes, the X11 applications had been marked with "(X11)" so it can be easily found on the site.

I think this port will be interesting only depeding on the time efforts. If it is going to take too much time to port XFree86 or Xorg, it will be better just to set it to rest. But if it can be quick port and show some results, it may be good to generate interest.

Usually when someone ports a library or a framework, it requires the "Killer App" to accompany it. Like for RUST is Firefox, for our Qt 5 is the Modern browser, for XFree86 or xorg maybe The GIMP will be the killer app.


Applications / Re: Dos
« on: July 24, 2022, 07:15:05 pm »
Hi Rick

The question will be why do you want to replace the DOS version? because it will be interesting to know the need. Is it something that does not run on the DOS 5 level? Which app? Is there some good feature on better DOS that we are missing on OS/2 or ArcaOS?

Since today we live on the days of Virtual Machines and more easy to get storage resources, I will found it very educational to try to break an ArcaOS Virtual Machine and try to see how stable or crappy can it be to replace the DOS components on OS/2. Even the crazy idea to try to get FreeDOS components to run like an OS/2 VDM just with the goal to try to break the dependency of old close source code and document the results of the experiment. Of course, don't do it on a production OS/2 machine  ;D


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: July 23, 2022, 03:57:40 pm »

Is it worth even keeping v3.1 (and 3.2) around? The latest 3.x was 3.3.6, which perhaps should be uploaded to Hobbes, same with 4.x where the latest seems to have been 4.5.0.

I agreed with that. I will only keep the latest 3.x and latest 4.x on hobbes. I will keep the older versions locally in one file for the "other legacy repo" we may have someday. For the moment I need to keep trying how should I remove/replace that large list of files on each "/pub/os2/system/x11/XFree86" directory. It seems that the New Mexico University is on vacations these days.

BTW, the last release of XFree86 seems to have been 4.8, which I could probably build, it's EMX, need gcc-elf and an EMX unixroot. Probably some of the xorgs from before they ripped out the imake stuff and/or OS/2 code could also probably be built. I don't see the point unless very bored though.
It would be awesome if you can do some testing of building 4.8 version and see if it works. And it will be great if the X11 aficionados can help to test it out a little bit with the X11 ported software.


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