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Messages - Neil Waldhauer

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS2DASD hangs after 1st stage installation
« on: January 14, 2022, 03:36:54 pm »
Either you'll need to create an AN support incident or hope that someone make a debug version of OS2DASD.

You can boot from a DFSee stick (or CD) and see if FreeDOS or Puppy Linux can tell more about the faulty controller.

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS2DASD hangs after 1st stage installation
« on: January 13, 2022, 03:32:22 pm »
You should be able to run disktool. If not, if you try the full DFSee, it should run and tell you a lot about the disk. I don't know of a helpful OS2DASD mode.

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS2DASD hangs after 1st stage installation
« on: January 13, 2022, 04:07:28 am »
Did you wipe the hard drive?

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Applications / Re: LIBC panic errors anyone?
« on: January 12, 2022, 03:45:23 pm »
I'm seeing no traps on Open Office 4.1.11 and Firefox 45. I was lazy and never upgraded my supporting libraries.

Libc 0.7.0-1
Libcx 0.7.0-1

nss 3.23.0-4
nspr 4.12.0-4

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Hardware / Re: Iomega ZIP 100 IDE
« on: December 31, 2021, 03:39:03 pm »
I used those back in the day. I remember that the hardware doesn't last long.

Only DaniS506 and DaniATAPI are needed, and no special command flags were needed, but that was when DaniS506 handled the hard drives. Now with OS2AHCI, there is more complexity. You've shown that the controller is loaded.

Did you mention the master/slave status of the Zip drive?

I made some notes, but they are from long ago: http://www.blondeguy.com/ZipInstallEssay.html

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Setup & Installation / Re: VirtualBox and Warpin (wic.exe)
« on: December 30, 2021, 03:20:56 pm »
If you can find a readme, you might add a note to it explaining your change.

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Internet / A few questions about Thunderbird
« on: December 30, 2021, 01:04:03 am »
I have a perfectly working example, and one that is broken. How can I fix the broken Thunderbird?

Spell check isn't working. I checked the options, and it should be on. What could make spell check stop working?

Clicking on a URL does not bring up Firefox. IAI seems to have the right Firefox exe and typing that path at command line does bring up Firefox. What else could stop Firefox?

Just a weird question: Thunderbird suggests prior e-mail addresses as you type. Can I edit that list of e-mail addresses? Where is it stored?


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Setup & Installation / Re: VirtualBox and Warpin (wic.exe)
« on: December 29, 2021, 04:29:50 pm »
I suggest extracting all the files, replacing what you want, then assemble all the files.

Check the license file to see if you can publish your WarpIN package. You might be making this for your own purposes, but if you can get others to use your package, it will help you find any bugs sooner.

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Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.7 Samba
« on: December 15, 2021, 04:26:46 am »
Samba seems to come on just fine here. I'm sharing files.

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Internet / Re: PMMail - corrupted folders?
« on: December 09, 2021, 03:27:42 pm »
I build PMMail for release and maintain the website. http://pmmail.os2voice.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Go to the website, or to Hobbes, and click on the link to download it.

I don't use PMMail except to test it, so I have not seen the behavior you describe. If what is in PMMail does not match what you have on disk, re-index the folder. If that fails, you might get a better error message.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Making of bootable USB stick, or CD - how to?
« on: November 21, 2021, 04:26:40 pm »
I actually edit the ArcaOS DVD and put in my utilities. That way I can add DLL to a directory on the libpath.

One thing to watch out for is LVM. If you are on an old system without LVM, the BootAble program is a better way to make a bootable CD. Of course most systems without LVM also do not support booting from CD. I did have a utility diskette long ago for those systems. Create utility diskettes would make Diskette 3, and it was mostly empty, and was a great place to start.

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Applications / Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
« on: November 13, 2021, 02:35:40 am »
According to https://www.bitwiseworks.com it was available on Nov. 4.

Someone should tell OS/2 World about it. It deserves to be promoted.

Did you guys who have it installed verify the bug Matthias Seidel asked about?

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Applications / Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
« on: November 12, 2021, 03:42:33 pm »
I haven't seen a build of OpenOffice 4.1.11 yet. I do not have a system set up to do AOO builds.

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Thanks for sharing photos of the meeting. I think it was good of you to run a user group meeting in person, even with COVID rules and such.

I'm involved with both a local user group and the Warpstock meeting, and I know demand for an in-person OS/2 meeting is limited, but I like to think we will still do some in the future.

I live in an agricultural part of California, so the picture of German food made me laugh a little bit. :)

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Hardware / Re: Display-port and HDMI
« on: October 28, 2021, 03:33:23 pm »
DisplayPort works and is preferred.

But as usual with OS/2 it depends on what the BIOS offers. I talk about Panorama as SNAP only supports very old hardware. Usually the BIOS scans on which connector which monitor is attached and makes some decisions. Means if you have a monitor attached on DisplayPort it uses it. If you have a monitor attached at HDMI BIOS uses it. If there are monitors attached to both interfaces usually DP is preferred. There are also some settings in BIOS which affect which interface should be preferred and used. This is all done long before any driver (gengradd) is involved. So boot up (cold boot) after all cables are in place. Don't expect switching between interfaces on the fly with CTRL-ALT-DEL only.

Usually DisplayPort supports all resolutions while on older systems HDMI is not able to support f.i. 4k/60Hz even when the graphic chip can do it.

Another question is - will the BIOS offer the capabilities it detects from the interface, the monitor and the graphic chip in a form Panorama can use it? It depends. I've a system with build in Intel graphic and DP, HDMI and analog interfaces. It can handle 4k / 60Hz on DP and Win can use it. On HDMI only 4k / 30Hz is possible as HDMI at that time could not handle the necessary bandwidth and the BIOS knew this. Of course these modes work in Win. But the BIOS does not offer these capabilities in a form Panorama can use it. No more than WQHD was possible. So I had to install a PCIe graphic card with an integrated BIOS which does it right. DP works fine on this.

This agrees with my experience. I have many systems with DisplayPort, and all work as well as the VGA. Sometimes there is an additional resolution available with DisplayPort. But my monitor is inadequate to test the higher than HD resolutions.

Your information also suggests that Ctrl-Alt-Del will find new resolutions in a future ArcaOS system that supports UEFI. This needs to be tested, of course.

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