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Applications / Re: OpenOffice 4.1.1 GA - pre-requisite uninstall?
« on: January 11, 2015, 03:35:46 pm »
OK, install done...went pretty smooth, but there are some points to note that were a bit confusing:

1) I pulled the pre-req DLL package (AOO-4110-GA-rpm.wpi), extracted the DLLs and tossed them into my \usr\dll location (where I keep these), backed up the previous versions as some of the OO DLLs were different from what otherwise was the latest publically available release out there

2) rebooted, ran checkini, general clean-up type stuff, old OO3.2 is now gone

3) left my WPS Integration pieces in place

4) ran the main install (AOO-4110-GA-base-en-US.wpi), WarpIn now shows 3 separate packages: Associations, Base, RPMdlls (this left me scratching my head since it's a separate pre-req package that I manually installed prior to the main install, see Step#1 above), now I basically have duplicates of all these DLLs, so maybe the main install grabbed the DLL WPI and installed at the same time???

5) enabled the DLL high-mem load for CODE only (14.106 krnl here, ACPI 3.22.06), this of course only impacts the program directory DLLs and leaves out non-highmem loading copies I tossed elsewhere in my system, now I have 2 versions potentially leading to problems

6) re-booted

Sooo...results are: smooth...very nice...however, attempting to open a sample Lotus 123 spreadsheet resulted in a hard error, due to what appeared to be a missing or un-known Lotus 123 format...hmmm???

Following this error all other attempts to open any OO applications just resulted in a hard error (pop-up box). They were all pointing to the icudt42.dll, this was one of the duplicates pre-req DLLs, so I decided to remove the highmem load...a reboot is required though since OO is now crashing in other DLLs...

Long write-up, but I wanted to be pretty specific in my deployment. What sort of results are people seeing with the highmem option?

Applications / Re: OpenOffice 4.1.1 GA - pre-requisite uninstall?
« on: January 08, 2015, 02:56:18 pm »
Pete and ivan,

Thanks guys. Following my post, and being impatient to try the new release out  :P I did at least start WarpIn thinking as Pete highlighted that probably the included README would have some info.

You are right, it does recommend an un-install first, but later on in the document it talks about this version being OK to install along with other versions...and it appears that the WPS Integration it will attempt to use is the previously installed version, so in this respect one should NOT un-install that part. Certainly there do not appear to be any new Integration release pacakges to replace the old ones.

Anyways, best to start off with a clean install....I'll take the approach of removing the application part of OO 3.x but not the WPS Integration and go from there. Will post later on a status update on how the install went along...

Applications / OpenOffice 4.1.1 GA - pre-requisite uninstall?
« on: January 08, 2015, 03:08:04 am »
Now that GA is available and since I did not see a mention of this anywhere yet (nor have I attempted the install myself either) should I completely un-install my current OO 3.2 first?

I remember having a hard time getting the WPS Integration part (was a separate WPI package), do I still need this with 4.1.1 GA, or has this been removed?

In other words, I'm trying to get some clarify on whether this is a complete un-install/re-install, or whether there is some built-in "upgrade" type functionality in the 4.1.1 GA WPI...


Applications / GeoGebra 5.0.xx problem for OS/2?
« on: January 04, 2015, 07:08:30 pm »
I was previously running version and starting with the following command line:

g:\java160\jre\bin\java -jar geogebra.jar

Now having upgraded to 5.0.56 and still trying to start the app with the same syntax produces the following result:

=== START ===
[G:\APPS\GENERAL\GEOGEBRA]g:\java160\jre\bin\java -jar geogebra.jar
        at geogebra3D.euclidian3D.opengl.j.a(Unknown Source)
        at geogebra.GeoGebra3D.<clinit>(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Please port OS detection to your platform
        at jogamp.common.os.PlatformPropsImpl.getOSTypeImpl(PlatformPropsImpl.ja
        at jogamp.common.os.PlatformPropsImpl.<clinit>(
        ... 3 more
Could not find the main class: geogebra.GeoGebra3D. Program will exit.
=== STOP ===

So it appears to me that the 'portable' version of the app (as opposed to Win/Linux/tablet specific ones) attempts to detect the OS version of the JRE and it specifically fails in our OS/2 port.

Has anyone found a work-around for this? If not, is this something I should report to the JVM team, or is this a GeoGebra issue?


Applications / WarpIn application install database...
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:43:21 pm »
I have a number of applications which I had originally installed in paths such as \OS2\DLL...later on I moved these DLLs to \USR\DLL in order to separate them out of the main OS2 tree.

WarpIn still shows the OLD there a way for me to update these to correctly reflect the modified PATH locations?

The WarpIn documentation points out that a single "The Global Database" real pointer to a file...however, a quick inspection of a running WarpIn object identifies "DATBAS_G.INI" as the file. OK, problem is this file does not appear to use the standard OS2 INI file formatting, so none of my INI file editors can make any sense of it. Nor is it a simple TXT file, although one can certainly open it as such, however attempting to make changes is nearly impossible that way. there a way to update the entries to point to the NEW directories?


There is another small utility: setproc, which simply takes the numeric identifier of the core with either ON/OFF parameter...since I run 5 cores here and occasionally need to disable all but one I simpy have a little cmd file created:

@echo off
setproc 5 4 3 2 off

I have an icon for the OFF/ON cmd files in my WarpCenter tray, so the convenience is literally a click-away.

Regarding the execmode changes, if I read your schreenshot correctly, execmode did NOT actually alter the binary mode...did you mean it to do that, just give you the info on the file?

Setup & Installation / Re: Dreaded Desktop/blue screen SMP hang....
« on: November 26, 2014, 04:04:31 am »
Sigurd: thank you...I went through that post, actually pretty decent translation...problem is there really was no solution identified...I did grab the modified SOM.DLL, tried it here, but no difference.

OS4User: I pulled the latest releases...will try this upcoming weekend

Doug: great advice regarding the DELAY.SYS driver...I had previously gone down exactly the route you suggested, "dumbed down" the CONFIG.SYS to literally the bare essentials, still got stuck. This time around I deployed the DELAY with a 30 sec pause however there are other drivers that load beyond this one, so in my case this had no imapct. I have XWorkplace installed here, so my native OS/2 startup folder has been replaced with the XWorkplace one, it is already on a 5 sec start-up delay, then each object has a 1 sec delay best as I can tell the WPS boot never actually gets that far though. To rule our WarpCenter I had re-moved it from the "SET AUTOSTART=TASKLIST,FOLDERS,WARPCENTER" statement and tossed it in the XWorkplace start-up...still no go.

On top of all this I played with a number of other settings, anything from VIRTUALADDRESSLIMIT=2560 to the size of my HPFS386 cache...none of it mattered.

Can anyone explain/identify any other methods I could use to actualy peak behind the covers here? So what I'm actually suggesting is running a DEBUG kernel and tying in through another OS/2 machine over the COM port or maybe even biggest challenge is that even if this connection was successfull I know absolutely nothing about where to go next with it. The OS/2 Debugging guides are pretty decent, I had spent some time reading through them but they very quickly got into the discussion of OS/2 internals (page allocations, etc, etc) that I simply could not follow.

Setup & Installation / Dreaded Desktop/blue screen SMP hang....
« on: November 23, 2014, 12:12:21 am » I've got my MSI motherboard / AMD Phenom XII 6-core based system. It chugs along plenty nice with the exception of 1 (one) thing...I can not for the life of me get the 6-core configuration to get past the dreaded Desktop/blue screen hang. 5-core problemo!!!

Neither the IBM origial OS2APIC.PSD driver nor the ACPI ACPI.PSD drivers impact this...something in the WPS boot process does.

Who else here uses multi-core configuration? And if so, what have you been able to do about this hang?

I spent a few hours today trying to narrow this down further...based on some on-line search hits I disabled the system wide sound and moved WarpCenter to the Startup folder (SET AUTOSTART=TASKLIST,FOLDERS). This actually got me to a point where the WPS did come up, WarpCenter started but whole machine froze (soft-hang) when about 1/3 of the WarpCenter toolbar displayed.

I'll try a few more in previous search hits the suggestions always point to some kind of a "WPS boot timing" issue...OK...but what issue is that???

Any pointer would be greatly appreciated!

(BTW: ATI XT850 video, SNAP v505 driver)

General Discussion / Arca Noae - just got my business!!!
« on: November 21, 2014, 08:26:53 pm »
Folks...just thought I'd let everyone know that these guys got my business for a product that I (and perhaps others) have been wanting for quite some time now without having to purchase/dedicate themselves to a complete migration.

Namely, this is the "Drivers Package"...and for OS/2 users like myself who did not wish to pursue the eCS move but wanted to update the OS to handle the newer hardware this was badly needed. Never understood why the folks behind eCS didn't seriously consider that option, even when inquiries were being sent it regarding it.

Arca Noae, great job you guys...keep up the effort!!!

Hardware / Re: Motherboard woes
« on: November 09, 2014, 12:01:05 am »
I've been happily (for the most running a MSI 880G-E45 with AMD Phenom II X6 for well over a year now.
Here is a link to the MSI page =>

The board has built-in VGA, which SNAP seems to support

Some details pertinent to the PCI/slot discussion:
• 1 PCI Express x16 slot with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
• 3 PCI EXpress x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface

I use a 3Com NIC card, so no experience with the on-board NIC...but sound is fine otherwise.

Internet / Re: Firefox 17.0.11 - Couldn't load xpcom.dll
« on: November 08, 2014, 11:31:01 pm »
I always get this if I attempt to open a URL from PMMail but Firefox isn't already running.

You need to set the working directory to the Firefox program directory

Aha!!! Thank you...never realized that the PMMail setting had put a '.' in that wonder the DLL was not being found...!!!

UPDATE => I get a chance to try this out...the program settings updated as per my previous post, but result is still the I suspect something else is going on. For what's it worth, I have a fairly old version of PMMail, like 2.00.15?

Storage / NAS and OS/2?
« on: November 01, 2014, 03:37:41 pm »
OK, so my kids (10 and 12 yo) have now begun to 'run rampant' with their tablets/cameras/etc...LOL...not that I'm complaining, but I need to figure out a way to manage their media data (photos, audio, and videos). Storing it on the main OS/2 machine is really not an option...I for one do NOT give my kids the access to the OS/2 box, number of reasons. They do have their own WinXP machine, however, to simplify access to the media from devices like a TV for example I'm looking more and more at the NAS type storage.

Soo...I took a peek at: Western Digital WDBCTL0020HWT My Cloud (, reviews say it's not particularly awe inspiring...however, it's a starting point. Most importantly, I do need to understand how 'workable' daily interface to/from my OS/2 machine (where bulk of the data and media applications reside today) is.

Can anyone share their experience with the NAS devices?

I'm primarily focusing on the connectivity/protocol aspect here. So I would have this thing hard-wired to my router, no problem there. But I need to connect to the device afterwards. I see that this WD device in particular supports:

SMB/CIFS network filesystems
AFP ( for Apple Time Machine)
NFS (only to default Public mount)
FTP server

...the SMB/CIFS piece as best as I can tell is something that SAMBA port could interface with...something like NetDrive would probably work with this too (again, through the SAMBA plug-in I'm thinking).

If you tried this type of a setup, how have you done it?


Applications / Re: Heavy issues with PSI/2
« on: November 01, 2014, 03:25:26 pm »
there is a new zip at netlabs. same name as before, but with changed entries. Please try with that. One tester just told that FB works again with it.


yes, that version fixed the problem I was seeing...the ticket response from diver is regarding a change to the authentication certificate process.

Applications / Re: Heavy issues with PSI/2
« on: October 29, 2014, 03:27:51 pm »
Hi all,

you are sure that Port 5222 is open and not somehow protected by a firewall?
Could you eventually show the psi settings you use?

I only use gmail/gtalk with psi, and this works w/o problems.


Yes, Port 5222 is open, I have a NetGear WNDR3800 router and use with 0.15 I never actually had any sort of PortForwarding settings in place...never had an issue...but given this result I decided to rule this out.

I'd love to show all the other PSI settings just not sure if there is a way to do this short of doing a screenshot capture attachement...???

Also just noticed my Netlabs ticket has been updated, I will provide some feedback.

Internet / Re: Firefox 17.0.11 - Couldn't load xpcom.dll
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:30:57 pm »
I always get this if I attempt to open a URL from PMMail but Firefox isn't already running.

You need to set the working directory to the Firefox program directory

Aha!!! Thank you...never realized that the PMMail setting had put a '.' in that wonder the DLL was not being found...!!!

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