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Programming / Re: Installing Prominaire Designer
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:32:59 am »
Hi Mike,

Like Pete I don't know the program but I suspect your problem is down to missing DLLs that the installer put in the os2\dll directory.

Am I correct in assuming you don't have a floppy drive so you can't install from the floppies, if so, all is not lost.  You can download from hobbes which will give you a virtual floppy disk that you can copy the contents of each floppy to from each of your install directory, and use that to do the install.

If you have each floppy as a disk image you will need to unpack them to the virtual floppy.  The easiest way to do that is to use EMT4PM from Daniel F Valot's site  that program will also make disk images.

Setup & Installation / Re: Booting with NVMe
« on: April 26, 2021, 05:55:04 pm »
Hi Matt,

Although I don't have a NVMe on my MSI B550 (Ryzen third gen) I do have an M-2 SATA stick that I boot from and found out very early that I needed to set that M-2 slot as the first bootable drive in the bios.  If I didn't do that it would try and boot from any other drive on the system, all 5 plus the DVD, but never try the M-2 slot.

At some stage I will add an NVMe stick to the second M-2 on that board and see what happens - maybe use one as a fall back boot system.

Utilities / Re: QT5 Runtime
« on: April 23, 2021, 07:05:43 pm »
I too have downloaded all the QT5 rpm files and unpacked them and found a few DLLs but now according to Neil we enter DLL hell where one DLL will work with one program but no others.

I started out trying to run the latest version of Tea-60.0.3-1 which appears to have gone from QT4 to QT5.  I eventually found the missing DLLs (not mentioned in the zip file) whereupon it threw a wabblie and refused to work - I assume that is because a DLL has changed from when the OS/2 version was produced NOT GOOD.

Utilities / Re: QT5 Runtime
« on: April 21, 2021, 11:16:45 pm »
Hi Dariusz,

Been there , done that no joy - I do not want or need umpteen *.h files or other junk which I know not what to do with,  I just want a simple runtime package like that for QT4.

@ Neil,

Sorry , don't have that running because there is no set of required DLLs available - I just want a simple zip with all the necessary DLLs, is that too much to ask?  Will accept a .wpi or as a last resort a .rpm.

Utilities / QT5 Runtime
« on: April 21, 2021, 06:28:08 pm »
Maybe I am not looking in the right place but I can't find the QT5 runtime package.

I assume there has to be one, we do have one for QT4.   Since most developers want to show their ability and would have assembled one as soon as possible if only to show off what they can do  BUT the question is where is it hiding.

Don't tell me that I have to download a load of programming junk that I will never use just to get bits from each package that might eventually allow me to put together a QT5 runtime, that is just stupidity.

Rant over.  Having spent the last few hours looking and finding a blank wall I am beginning to wonder just where OS/2 is going.

Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 19, 2021, 01:44:36 am »
A lot depends on what the keyboard firmware says it needs.  For example, my Corsair K95 either runs with full firmware in use so enabling the 18 extra function keys or in 'bios' mode which only operates the standard keyboard functions.

Attached is the readme from the Linux port which should give some idea what is involved.

Hi Dave,

For me moving over to multi core processors with built in graphics resulted in a total system lockup, big reset button time.  After the fifth lockup I resurrected one of my old comps and it ran on there with no problems as it had before.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 17, 2021, 04:05:09 pm »
The big part of the problem is how win 10 messes with USB keyboards and the keyboard manufacturers are pandering to the win program.

The 'bios compatible' switch just switches off all the extra 'features' and leaves a standard set of keys that do work on any operating system but they would like you to use win as the OS.

Hi Dave,

It would be good if you did manage to port QEMU I could then stop having several computers running at once ;)

There are the zip files for the version that used to work for me on  it has a patches dir but since it is from 2009 I don't know if they would be of any use with the present version.

Hi Martin,

Interesting I might try something like that on one of my tablets.

Another point, it would be nice if we managed to get an updated version of QEMU that runs on OS/2 - the old version doesn't like my new hardware.

Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 17, 2021, 01:39:13 am »
Hi Pete,

I think the door came off worse than I did with several broken panels.  Why she drives that car when she can hardly see over the dashboard I'll never know.

I had thought that Win95Key might be useful, I used it for things like starting PMMail and several other programs with just a key press of the extra multimedia keys on my old keyboard, unfortunately that keyboard died because of the cats sleeping on it at night - no replacement available because it was custom made for a now defunct organisation we had contracts with.

Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:50:49 pm »
Hi Pete,

The only thing I can suggest is that you try Win95Key, it has the facility to run scripts associated with the odd keys. 

The only reason I am not using it at the moment on my Corsair K95 is the built in firmware is designed for use with windows although someone has hacked it to allow it to be used with Linux.

Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 16, 2021, 02:59:17 pm »
Hi Martin,

You might find the utilities in Win95Key (on hobbes) to be useful sorting out the scan codes of the keys.  You should also be aware that not all USB keyboards give the information to our usbkbd.sys and in fact require special keyboard drivers to operate all the functions.

Storage / Re: eSata
« on: March 25, 2021, 10:19:51 pm »
I am not familiar with eSATA(p), so I don't know how the connector gets power for the external device. The devices, that I have, all use their own power source.

In all the systems I have seen the eSATA socket is beside a USB socket and in a couple of cases the manuals stated that the eSATA was for use with a 2.5inch drive powered from the USB socket - in fact one of them came with the connecting cable rather like the SATA/USB unit in the attached picture except the prime connector was eSATA with the USB power hanging off it.

Not sure because it is all in German which I'm not very good at.

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