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Hardware / Re: OS/2 4.52 Freezes Loading Desktop
« on: April 26, 2020, 12:47:35 am »
Hi everyone,

Well, the snap drivers suggested by Martin did the trick, I have good video resolution now, but it will only do 16 colors. Not a problem, the only thing "off" as far as color is the normally blue borders around application windows is now slightly pink and highly pixelated.

The other thing is the os will not shut down either with the warp center button or the context menu brought up by right clicking the desktop LOL, if it's not one thing it's another. Can anyone suggest a fix for this problem??

Hardware / Re: OS/2 4.52 Freezes Loading Desktop
« on: April 25, 2020, 01:02:48 am »
Hi Carl

Hmm... I was going to suggest the 2-09 release but maybe not...

A possible alternative would be the uniaud driver see - supports a wide range of soundchips but does not have DOS or windows sound support.



Thanks Pete, I will give the uniaud a try. But I do have one dumb question, when you install a driver and it doesn't work or causes a problem, is it necessary to remove it, or can you install over it and have it work? How do you uninstall a driver in OS/2?

Hardware / Re: OS/2 4.52 Freezes Loading Desktop
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:18:32 am »
Hi All

Long time since I had a Crystal soundcard but I do remember that the drivers could be a pain - something to do with the buffers being too small... some driver packages worked better than others.

Which package have you tried Carl?



Hi Pete,

I've installed the below from OS2 Site, all gave the same result:

I apologize I don't know the exact driver name, I'm fairly new to OS/2.

Hardware / Re: OS/2 4.52 Freezes Loading Desktop
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:10:22 am »
Hi Carl,

To keep things straight, how did you install the sound driver if you installed it on a working system?  It should have been installed using minstall

I followed the instructions in the readme that came with the driver. Sorry, not familiar with minstall, maybe you could tell me what that is and how to use it.

Hardware / Re: OS/2 4.52 Freezes Loading Desktop
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:10:22 pm »
Thanks Martin for your help, I will give the snap driver a shot and I will report back with the results.

Hardware / OS/2 4.52 Freezes Loading Desktop
« on: April 24, 2020, 05:54:24 pm »
I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I just installed OS/2 4.52 on a Dell Inspiron 3200, Pentium 2, 4GB HD, 64 megs RAM. The video system is Neo Magic 2160B, and the audio is Crystal 4237B.

I used the included Sci Tech drivers for video, but I had to install a driver I obtained elsewhere for the audio (OS2 Site). Before I installed the Crystal driver the system would boot fine, excellent video resolution. After I installed the audio drivers the system would boot all the way to point of loading the desktop, and then it would freeze up. I re-started the system and did the Alt-F1 at the OS/2 white box, installed the regular VGA video drivers, and the system booted fine, video is crummy, but I have sound.

Is there any way with this system where I can have audio and decent video? Any help would be appreciated.

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