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General Discussion / Re: PMfax
« on: April 22, 2024, 05:09:53 am »
The system installs COM ports at boot time while parsing the Config.Sys. The COM port number depends on the ordering of the statements in Config.Sys, and which of them claims a serial port. (Some might not be obvious)

I'm not sure how many COM ports OS/2 supports. Some say 99, some say 255.

In the time since I last posted, both ends of the POTS line have ended service. AT&T has applied for a permit to stop providing POTS to anyone.

Setup & Installation / Re: Install Arca OS via USB stick
« on: April 11, 2024, 03:20:05 pm »
If all you have is the .ISO, then burn a DVD and boot a computer from it. Once booted, you can go to the /AOSBOOT directory and execute AOSBOOT <drive letter of USB stick> <ISO filename>.

If you have an OS/2 computer running, you can skip the DVD part.

Networking / Re: Netdrive and ArcaOS
« on: April 04, 2024, 03:54:16 am »
You can just run the NetDrive installer on ArcaOS, and it will replace the Arca Noae version with the full version. It even keeps your NetDrive settings the same.

Setup & Installation / Re: Ecomstation 1.0
« on: March 29, 2024, 02:41:56 pm »
It's also not true the IBM does nothing. They have contracted with Arca Noae to supply an OS/2-compatible operating system. Downloading MCP is also a violation of their license.

Should naming the sites where you can download pirated copies should banned on OS/2 World?

Setup & Installation / Re: Ecomstation 1.0
« on: March 27, 2024, 01:47:32 pm »
Did you notice that is still on-line?

Programming / Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« on: March 26, 2024, 02:55:25 am »
The newest REXX IDE is 30 years old.

VX-Rexx, VisProRexx

I don't know how to get VX-REXX.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: March 24, 2024, 02:28:15 am »
I hope this is the right thread for this topic.

Hobbes used to have which had both LOADDSKF.EXE and SAVEDSKF.EXE

Now HobbesArchive has which claims to have both, but contains only LOADDSKF.EXE

General Discussion / Re: MS os/2 2.0 kernel
« on: March 22, 2024, 02:34:41 pm »
As I remember the transition, the 2.0 kernel did everything the 1.3 kernel did. So, they pretty much have to be the same kernel, with the 32-bit stuff added on for the 2.0 version.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: March 01, 2024, 03:38:52 pm » is down for a while, so does anyone remember the URL for the mirrors of

Utilities / Re: vncserver setup
« on: February 29, 2024, 03:27:13 pm »
1. You need RPM/YUM. Type command:

       yum install libc libgcc1 openssl zlib pthread libjpeg libpng

   or use Arca Noae Package Manager to install these packages.

Setup & Installation / Re: DB2 v. 6.1 / Java
« on: February 23, 2024, 03:56:03 pm »
I think DB2 6.1 requires Java 1.1.8 and also IBM File and Print.

Networking / Re: Updated Samba Client
« on: February 03, 2024, 03:26:45 pm »
Network browsing is still not working, same as before.

Clarifying - is this with Arcamapper from 5.0 or 5.1? They use quite different approaches...

This is with ArcaOS 5.1. I didn't think to try the old ArcaMapper. I'll set one up and try it...

The old ArcaMapper is much like the new. Browsing fails with this message "Connecting to Magnesium failed (Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL)

I see the workgroup and computers, but not the shares. How do you enable browsing for a user?

Networking / Re: Updated Samba Client
« on: February 02, 2024, 04:27:10 pm »
I didn't detect any regressions on the server side. The latest build of smbd,, shares files here, just like the previous build. Network browsing is still not working, same as before.

Programming / Re: IBM APL2 for OS/2
« on: February 02, 2024, 02:56:43 am »
Some more photos of contents

Programming / Re: IBM APL2 for OS/2
« on: February 02, 2024, 02:46:15 am »
More pictures of the APL box and contents

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