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Networking / Re: Netdrive and ArcaOS
« on: April 03, 2024, 02:21:36 pm »
Is the version of NetDrive included in ArcaOS the full version,
No. Works only with the Samba plugin AFAIK. Maybe ISO too?

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If no, can one install the conventional netdrive without creating conflicts?
Yes. You can install it in parallel but you may have to redirect the settings in config.sys and tcpexit/b4... or whoever ndctl.exe is started from.

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Programming / Re: ArcaOS - Recreate a complete build environment?
« on: April 03, 2024, 11:43:18 am »
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because I like to keep OS volume and application on separated units - albeit logically, or even better on separate drives,
SET UNIXROOT=x: where x: is your separate drive. It's that easy with BWWs rpm packages.

Stupid me didn't think about this.
Thanks a million!

Mentore
Of course you've to decide this when you install ArcaOS as a lot of things depend on the files there. I don't recommend moving it afterwards.

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Programming / Re: ArcaOS - Recreate a complete build environment?
« on: April 03, 2024, 08:43:14 am »
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because I like to keep OS volume and application on separated units - albeit logically, or even better on separate drives,
SET UNIXROOT=x: where x: is your separate drive. It's that easy with BWWs rpm packages.

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Programming / Re: ArcaOS - Recreate a complete build environment?
« on: March 31, 2024, 05:40:40 pm »
Just for completeness in this valuable thread, we also need -

yum install binutils

and probably
yum install os2tk45

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Applications / Re: XWP v1.0.16
« on: March 29, 2024, 08:05:51 pm »
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but it does not work for me
Turbo Folders enabled? I seem to remember this is necessary for the hotkeys in XWP. But it's so long ago that I read the docs about that.....

I remember a had to read the docs a few times until I understand what it does and how to setup up. Though I'm not sure it can do what you need.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Ecomstation 1.0
« on: March 29, 2024, 09:48:01 am »
It is not for sale anymore and the company does not exist anymore. Why there are people thinks this is piracy ? This is abadonware . Not for sale anymore . I try this system on a old pc . But without a key it is total useless. And i do not buy a old operating system. A shame to give no serial key for a old system .
It's legally not allowed to give away a personal key for this product. Period. If someone decides to not play to the rules so be it. But you shouldn't complain when others respect the laws. Maybe someone will sell you his license? It's legally allowed to sell a software license you bought in the EU. So if someone would sell you or donate to you his license ....

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Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 06, 2024, 04:14:31 pm »
Thanks Dave.  Why is everything so much more complicated with Arca, ,are they trying to kill off OS/2?

Complicated compared to what? On Linux you don't have drive letters so not comparable. On Win you need to set the letter in "Datentr├Ągerverwaltung" (English name?) too if you wanna have the same fixed one. So no difference.

What's Arca, ,? ArcaOS you mean I guess. Or does have the two commas a special meaning? I don't see any difference here compared to latest OS/2 version.

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Utilities / Re: vncserver setup
« on: February 29, 2024, 11:21:54 am »
Any entry in popuplog.os2?

I'm running vncserver/client since many years. Think some version from last year or so. No problem here. Wild guess, you miss some dependency dll. Hence looking into popuplog.os2.

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Applications / Re: DSSaver and XWP
« on: February 26, 2024, 04:23:01 pm »
Try this - ftp://dry@ftp.os2voice.org/dssaver_v25_19_02_2024.exe (copy paste this text to the address bar or you ftp client).

The forum software, or whatever, makes http://ftp//dry@ftp.os2voice.org/dssaver_v25_19_02_2024.exe out of the link in your reply which if course is wrong. You'll see this wrong link when you hover over with the mouse in the status bar of Seamonkey.

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Programming / Re: ArcaOS - Recreate a complete build environment?
« on: February 05, 2024, 09:37:24 am »
My advice is -
yum install gcc (*)
yum install ostk45 (?)
yum install wlink

(*) (?) search for the correct packet name f.i. with 'yum list *tk45*'

I'm sure I've forgot something but...

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Unfortunately not. But I've found a bug report that says /kbd: together with some size options don't work. Maybe that's fixed now. But would be cool if I could find some working example.

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Our FreeRDP comes with nice objects to setup a connection. Unfortunately I didn't find how to add additional parameters there. So I played with command line. But no matter what I try I can't get the /kdb: option to work. F.e.
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ofreerdp.exe /u:xxxx /p:xxxx /w:2100 /h:1800 /v:m92p works but
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ofreerdp.exe /u:xxxx /p:xxxx /w:2100 /h:1800 /kdb:de /v:m92p or any other value I tried for /kdb including /kbd:0x409 does not. :-(

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Now I've still the problem that I've to switch manually from 'en' to 'de' every time I connect to this linux box. This drives me crazy.

Directly connected to the Linux box all works well. I log in and have my default German keyboard layout. But connect in parallel via FreeRDP to the same system it always switch to 'en'. Have to click in the bar (similar what xcenter is) to switch back to 'de'. There must be something FreeRDP related which let Linux think it should use English keyboard instead. Some LANG setting or?

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Hardware / Re: OpenWatcom Discussion
« on: February 01, 2024, 04:07:29 pm »
FWIW, I understand from Steven that his repository should be considered the "current" one.
I think so. But there's no possibility for filling issues. Also I don't find a complete package there. I for myself use the latest package what Frank build and what he put on his server. But I think his site doesn't exist anymore :-(.

Btw. thanks Lars for your comment here. This brought to my attention to test with older watcom releases with a project I worked a few days ago. It does behave strange with my OW1.9++.

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Hardware / Re: OpenWatcom Discussion
« on: February 01, 2024, 11:19:34 am »
Watcom 1.9 is what supposedly everybody should use, so I called that "official". But for a seldomly used feature ("based pointers") it produces an incorrect binary (for code executing in Ring 0 -> device drivers) where Watcom 2.0 will work properly. But Watcom 2.0 is "Jiri's fork" where you never know what he will do next.

Is there a possibility at all to report a bug against Watcom 1.9 ?
Is this bug new to 1.9 or 1.8 or ...

There's still alive the #watcom chat group and Michal is hanging around there. I don't think the perforce server will ever get started again. There's also Stevens OW copy at github - https://github.com/StevenLevine/openwatcom-v1. But it seems he don't allow issues there. Maybe we should email Frank? But I fear he lost interest on OW since a while.

Edit - Michal says this https://github.com/iainnicol/open-watcom-1.x/tree/openwatcom 'should be a very accurate conversion of the P4 depot to git, but it's not meant as a working copy:'. Looking a bit in the commits it seems to me Stevens repository is much ahead of that. Although Michal says he will accept fixes I think an email to Steven would be the best chance to get something fixed in the near future.

Basically it's the same problem as always - if different people put different repositories online no one knows what's the best one to use. If there's no clear lead for a project it's useless in the long run even if there exist different source repos. Currently I don't know what I should think about the next fork of Martin here - https://github.com/OS2World/DEV-TOOLS-IDE-openwatcom-v1. Of course I circumvent Jiris sites including his sourceforge.net one.

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