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Applications / Re: Terminal App Recommendation
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:37:04 pm »
Is it an active or passive switch?  If active, all you need is a browser and open the management console.  If passive, just plug in the network cable to the internet modem and another cable to your computer then use a browser to connect to the internet.

I have both active and passive switches on my internal network and have never used a serial device on them.

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Hardware / Re: Displayport?
« on: August 06, 2022, 07:02:04 pm »
I know what you all are saying but my monitors have a little button at the bottom right corner which when pressed the screen goes blank (about 0.005W power draw) and when pressed again it springs to life.  I can't ask for much better than that.

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Hardware / Re: Displayport?
« on: August 06, 2022, 10:08:39 am »
Ican't help wondering why people keep on using something designed to prevent phosphor burn in on CRT monitors when it doesn't work on modern LCD panels.  I gave up using a screen saver back in 1990 when I pensioned off my CRT monitor for a 28" LCD unit.

As for using the DISPLAY port, I started using that when I built my first third generation Ryzen computer (MSI B550-A Pro board with a AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 4350G CPU), coupled with a Samsung S24E650 LCD monitor (display port to display port cable supplied by Samsung).  It worked very well during the testing phase but I have since gone to using HDMI through a 4 port USB/HDMI switch to allow switching all the computers on the network.

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General Discussion / Re: I have a problem
« on: July 19, 2022, 03:45:51 pm »
Thanks everyone.

It looks as if I go back to having two computers.  Maybe I should look for a very small AMD processor based unit to read the data logger and then connect it to my main 28inch monitor via an HDMI USB KVM switch similar to how I run my Linux boxes.

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General Discussion / Re: I have a problem
« on: July 19, 2022, 07:47:04 am »
Thanks guys.

One thing I forgot to mention is that all the monitors are HDMI and I feed them from the HDMI port on the MSI B550-A PRO board which is driven by the on processor video.

@Dave, yes this is what I see at startup directly after the UEFI boot logo.  There is only one partition marked as active startable on the SSD and the 2.5inch win 7 disk.

@Tom,  that is what it appears to be although just how much influence using the HDMI port has I don't know.  As to the version of Air-boot, I assume there must be a way of finding out from the program code.

@Pete, I'll look into that but I seem to remember it is for booting different versions/configurations of windows.

At the moment I do have a way of selecting which OS to boot but that entails entering the UEFI bios at start, selecting advanced mode, then selecting 'boot options', selecting the M2_1 (for ArcaOS) or the 2.5inch disk (for win 7), then saving settings and rebooting.  Not the easiest path but doable just once a month.

Maybe I should dig out my old CD of Warp 4 and try using Boot Manager, I do have 4 SATA slots available for extra disks to allow experiments.
 

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General Discussion / I have a problem
« on: July 18, 2022, 08:02:42 pm »
My problem should be simple to solve but it isn't.

Some information, I have a data logger that I access once a month and it is causing the problem.  The software for the data logger is windows only and I have a dedicated windows 7 computer for it.  What I want to do is add another hard disk to my Ryzen third gen processor based ArcaOS computer and scrap the win 7 box.

The problem is what do I use to dual boot the Ryzen box, especially then Air-boot only causes an error message on any of my 1920x1200 monitors? The error shown is a moving box saying 'incorrect video resolution', so there is no way I can select the win7 install.

Any thoughts would be most helpful.

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Hi Martin,

If your printers are real postscript printers I would think your best way forward would be to use the PSPRINT driver with the PPD for each printer imported.  That is what I have done for my two Brother Laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw with the DCP being available for scanning).  They also work from my Linux Mint computers.
Doing it that way cuts out the messing about with CUPS.

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All of that can be done to a PDF file by using jPDFtweak - a java application.

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Maybe, I read it as he produces PS files which he then converts to PDF using ghostscript hence my asking about why use a two part process rather than going direct to PDF.

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Maybe I'm getting slow in my old age but I wonder why you are doing a two step operation to get a PDF file - why not go directly to the PDF?

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Networking / Re: No files in network folders workplace shell
« on: May 22, 2022, 06:38:51 pm »
In other words you just wanted your 2 minuets of time in the spotlight and have no thought of learning how to use OS/2 or what is rerquired to work with other systems.

BTW all my OS/2 systems are able to communicate with the samba equipped NAS boxes without any problems.

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Setup & Installation / Re: VirtualBox and Warpin (wic.exe)
« on: May 11, 2022, 09:29:09 pm »
An odd question.  Is there a version of vBox that runs reliably on an OS/2 host with only usb2/3 ports?  The usb controller chip on my Ryzen gen 3 unit is a usb3 controller with usb2 pass through and I have discovered that it doesn't like usb1.1 add in cards, no slots to plug them in.

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Internet / Re: Dooble Browser rendering - missing characters
« on: May 11, 2022, 02:43:39 pm »
Hi Dave,

Some how I missed seeing that page but with all the problems I think I will stick with your firefox for OS/2 and switch to my Linux Mint version for the few others that require it, after all it is just a matter of pressing a button to bring up Linux or revert to OS/2 (the joy of a HDMI/USB KVM Switch).

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Internet / Re: Dooble Browser rendering - missing characters
« on: May 11, 2022, 07:09:02 am »
Hi David,

I doubt ant bug reporting would be any use.  It appears the developer gave up on the browser 7 years ago so I don't think we can expect any help from him.

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Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: May 06, 2022, 03:33:08 pm »
Hi Pete,

The big problem is that a blocklist file is static whereas NoScript is dynamic - block or unblock on the fly, sometimes needed to be able to see what is on the site I get to because some of those sites are dynamic as well trying to get some of the junk past static filters.

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