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Applications / hard hangs
« on: June 16, 2021, 06:18:00 pm »
I noticed and have had these problems for some time.  It must be the programs.

PMview with multiple instances and working with lots of graphics sometimes hangs the system requiring a hard shutdown.

This also occurs with FM/2.  Sometimes when I open an archive file and start to drag a file to add to the archive, the system locks up requiring another hard boot.

Hardware / usbdrv233
« on: March 25, 2020, 12:24:17 am »
I installed usbdrv233 and rebooted and noticed I no longer had access to my removable USB drives.  The clue was the "an removable media monitor" disappeared.  This has happened before.  The problem is the new usbcalls.dll.  When I copy ver 3.32 usbcalls.dll over the 3.33 version and reboot, the removable media monitor is back and my usb drives are recognized.   

Web applications / PMMail version
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:53:20 pm »
I would like to compliment Neil, Doug, and Gregg on the new improvements.  It is working great.  The new setting pages look good..

I have one question.  On my Yahoo ATT email server, I created a folder called Archive.  I put all my important emails in so they don't get deleted.  I created a folder in PMMail called Archive.  How do I get PMMail to download the archive to my PMMail archive folder?

Applications / YUM
« on: March 22, 2020, 03:27:32 pm »
I was adding a RPM package (lzlib) when all the sudden I received a VX-REXX error code 009,  This has happened before.  When it happens, all the installed and uninstalled packages disappear from YUM.  I could not get them to show again.  The first time it happened, I reinstalled ArcaOS to get YUM working again.  This time, I  tried installing an archived desktop.  The archive worked and brought all the packages back to YUM.  I could see them again.  It also eliminated the error messages.

When this error happens, it continues to happen.  Anytime YUM is started, I continue to get this error code.

Has anyone else seen this?

Applications / BS_Info v2.2 and AVxCat
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:34:07 am »
I just wanted to thank both Rolf Gachnang and Remy for two nice pieces of software.  Rolf has greatly improved on BS_Info since the earlier versions making it more stable with more information selections.

Remy has made it so easy to locate and update the necessary packages which make it so easy to set up after installation.  In the AVxCat parameters, by clicking on the external program description on the left, it downloads that necessary package.  It may have always been there, but I just discovered it for myself.

This thank you applies to all you programmers for without you all, we would not have a platform that a lot of us still enjoy using.

Applications / latest fontconfig
« on: June 06, 2019, 03:42:13 am »
I had to back level to an earlier fontconf ( custom library using YUM.  The latest downloaded version (2.13.1-2) does not allow any version of  FireFox work.  Fortunately, I caught this right after I used YUM to upgraded to the latest version. The latest version kept trapping FF.

Applications / How to make FireFox appear as a windows browser?
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:44:35 pm »
Sites such as Netflix require a Windows or Apple browser.  How can I make our browser appear as a windows browser when accessing these sites?

I am wondering if the site will allow video play if it thinks this browser is a Windows browser.

Hardware / WiFiBlast
« on: March 06, 2019, 01:57:10 pm »
I found this piece of hardware.

It is cheap (approx $35) and has enabled me to use my wireless on my notebook. under ArcaOS.  Can be used as a network adaptor.   Wherever I plug my notebook in, i also plug in the WiFiBlast and then plug a short ethernet cord from it to my notebook,  instead of running 30 feet of ethernet cord.   I set it up under Windows.  It has been working great. 

Note:  the ethernet cable is only around a 1-1/2 foot long.  You may have to replace with a longer cable.  The wireless  initially has to be set up under windows.

Applications / 3d launch pad
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:56:29 am »
Andrey Vasilkin's 3D lauch pad is really a nice addition to ArcaOS.  One can run multiple launch pads from various sides of the screen. Use Xcenter widgets for various monitoring and use the 3D launch pad for various programs.  Thanks Andrey!


Applications / DLLs not found in libpath
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:46:16 am »
Checking some of the programs found in ArcaOS 5.03 or that I install and use, I noticed some would say that a dll was not found in libpath when tested with PMDLL.  I do not know how important that is for the  program to work properly.  To fix this, I just make another directory called copied_dlls on the drive root, added it to the libpath statement in my config.sys, and copied these dlls to it and the errors PMDLL showed went away.



XWP 1.0.12 GA

Lucide 1.41.b10

Warpin 1.22

Web applications / Firefox ESR 38.8.0
« on: October 18, 2018, 06:01:34 am »
I have been testing using this version that came with ArcaOS 5.03 and must say that I am impressed.  This is the most stable release I have tried.  It has no problem playing youtube videos and the browser itself is very responsive.  This is by far the best I have used.  Although not quite as fast as its Windows version, it comes close.

I must also say that ArcaOS 5.03 is the most stable version yet.  I can only applaud the team and their effort and work so far.

Applications / A button to set window to ideal size
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:41:20 pm »
A feature that might be usefully if added would be a titlebar enhancement. 

This feature is found in FM/2.  FM/2 adds a fourth title bar  button.  This feature is useful when using multiple desktops or is one does not want full screen. The button sets the FM/2 window to an ideal size.  When opening programs in multiple desktops, sometimes a program opens in two desktops.   If this happens when using FM/2, just click the button and it is moved and ideally sized in that desktop.  Or programmers could add this feature to their programs.  FM/2 source is found at Netlabs.  It could possible be a feature added to XWP. 

Applications / amouse
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:03:05 am »
ArcaOS 5.02

Like to look at exe and dll using pmdll.

Here is something interesting.  If I go into d:\sys\apps\amouse

and drop the "nbaudio.dll onto the PMDll icon, error messages are shown for three dlls.  I have attached the pics.

The three dlls with error messages are:


Applications / eco essentials
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:05:08 pm »
I have trouble formattitng every one of the new USB drives I have recently bought.   I could not get  could them formatted.

I then found eCo Essentials with its USB stick format utility.  This  program works great.  It makes it easy to format an USB drive.  Essentials also comes with some other utilities.  These other utilities  look for the "PCI.exe" where it would be located on eComstation.  To make them work,  I just make the directories to where it expects to fine the files.  I then copied the


and other files to the

to the newly created directories


These now work great.  This utility was well worth my $20 dollars.  I can't thank the developers enough and am well pleased.  My usb drives were useless with ArcaOS until I found this jewel.


Applications / David's Doodles
« on: March 24, 2018, 05:16:54 am »
OS/2 pointers and pointer sets

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