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Hardware / Re: F Keys Altenartives on OS/2 - ArcaOS
« on: June 23, 2024, 09:52:10 pm »

Networking / Re: [SOLVED] Networking not working In Virtual Box
« on: April 03, 2024, 07:47:33 pm »
@Glenn: re length of PATH and LIBPATH. Many programs add their own directory to the system path so you can start them from the command line. If you will only ever use a program object you can remove this entry from PATH; if there's a LIBPATH entry you can remove this and add a BEGINLIBPATH setting to the program object. If you do want to start the program from a command line, one workaround is to create a batch file which can go somewhere in your PATH, which can set BEGINLIBPATH and launch the program. e.g.if foo.exe installs into c:`programs\foo and puts its DLLs in c:\programs\foo\lib, foo.cmd could be

@echo off
set BEGINLIBPATH=c:\programs\foo\lib
c:\programs\foo.exe %1

(I expect this isn't the best you can do - maybe others will correct.)

Applications / Re: Themes
« on: February 18, 2024, 08:56:11 am »
I've used Resmgr (from Hobbes) in the past - too long ago to recall any details.

Applications / Re: Dialog Enhancer '99
« on: November 26, 2022, 07:03:26 pm »
IIRC Dialog Enhancer was incorporated into the eCS and AN desktops.

Applications / Re: PDF Printer
« on: September 26, 2022, 02:54:52 pm »
@Martin ePDF 2.99.7 is on Hobbes. I used it at one time, switched to pmpdf.

Off Topic discussions / Re: Lying low for a few days
« on: June 20, 2022, 08:34:05 am »
Sorry to hear that, Paul.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: SIO2K Ray Gwinn
« on: February 23, 2021, 01:54:35 pm »
I was at one time a registered SIO2k user but had to revert to com.sys for reasons I can't remember any more(!) The attached file is a zip of the directory created by the installation. To install, unpack it where you want it to be and follow the instructions for manual installation in install.txt - basically just adding config.sys entries. I've tested this and the drivers seem to load ok, but I couldn't test with any hardware attached to the COM port.

Programming / Re: ODBC VX-Rexx/DBExpert
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:57:28 pm »
Is Ko Myung-Hun's build of libtool any help? (My build environment hasn't worked for several years so I'm well off the pace here.)

Applications / Re: Installing win16 applications
« on: October 21, 2020, 05:03:33 pm »
Openssh: see This requires security/2 and some other stuff. Or use ANPM if possible to make sure you pick up all prerequisites.

General Discussion / Re: Thunderbird e-mail client
« on: August 27, 2020, 11:08:39 pm »
Hi Renee. I haven't yet found any alternative to turning on 'access for less secure apps' in google settings. I've also changed Thunderbird's security setting to (IIRC) password, securely transmitted. Google doesn't like this, but so far the sky hasn't fallen on my head.

Setup & Installation / Re: Installing Warp 3 issues
« on: May 16, 2020, 03:11:36 pm »
You can unpack .dsk images with diunpack or dskxtrct (which IIRC does more checking.) Both can be found on Hobbes.

General Discussion / Re: Yahoo Groups End of Life
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:20:57 pm »
There's a program called wget you can use to download website content from Linux / Unix.  I created a default Ubuntu OS in VirtualBox, went to the terminal, typed a few commands and retrieved website content locally.

You can find wget for OS/2 on (e.g.) Hobbes.  :)

Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:09:21 pm »
Hi Pete. I think you should be able to use hpaio.

I have a HP deskjet 2510 usb all-in-one. On  eCS 2.2b2 I've got the 'old' type standard CUPS installation in the root of the boot drive. I'm using hpaio 3.15.11 with hplip 3.15.11, both installed in the root of the boot drive. With this setup printing doesn't work, but following Paul's instructions I have scanning working. I've set SANE_DEFAULT_DEVICE to the value obtained by hp-mkuri, so if I type in (e.g.)

scanimage --resolution 300 >foo.jpg

it works as intended. I'm not sure how to make things work in Tame - IIRC you must add a key to scanner.dat, which can be done with an INI file editor - but I don't know what values to use, or how one is supposed to determine them.

On ArcaOS I installed CUPS via anpm into my usr tree, which isn't on the boot drive, and created a printer using Alex Taylor's printer manager. Printing worked fine (until the last upgrade, when it mysteriously stopped working.)  I'm using the same hpaio and have hplip in the root of the boot drive, but if I run hp-mkuri or scanimage - not a sausage. But YMMV.

I hope this helps a bit - and if anyone has any idea why scanimage &co won't start, any suggestions would be welcome.

I've found WPSdump ( ) quite useful. It can save and restore  a single folder as well as the whole desktop, and has the option to skip replacement of objects which already exist on the new desktop.


Applications / Re: Help! Need to fix yum.
« on: July 12, 2016, 03:00:30 pm »
  Check your system and make sure there is not another version of NSPR4K.DLL on your LIBPATH that would confuse YUM. doing
which -la nspr4k.dll

You can find  'which' at
Other versions exist but not all of them can search for libraries.


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