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Storage / VBE graphic storage use
« on: August 04, 2018, 04:50:07 pm »
Hi !
I'm looking for the amount of graphic storage I have for my panorama driver.
I used testlog generic to check.

I have a i7 5775C with integrated graphic shipset and 128MiB edram
I also set additional storage under the BIOS to 32MiB
So, the total amount of video storage should be 160MiB

The result i've got is very strange !
First lines from graphic parts :
----- Output of: PanoUtil.exe -i -v -s -----------------------------------------
BIOS-supplied information
OemVendorNamePtr  = 0
OemProductNamePtr = 0
VideoModePtr      = c0009ae7
VBE VRAM size 1ff0000 (31 MiB) (rounded) 2000000 (32 MiB)
Number of modes = 18

Here I have 32MiB which seems to be same as BIOS shared memory... 
Where is gone the CPU graphic edram of 128MiB?

Let continue with the 32MiB bios setting.   
next in the report, I found:

Panorama v1.10 log for GID=0 started at 3.8.2018 12:21:59
This copy of Panorama is licensed to RÚmy Dodin #os5p014be69d7d.
Profile setting for Shadow...Enabled
VESA version is 300
BIOS-supplied information
OemVendorNamePtr  = 0
OemProductNamePtr = 0
VideoModePtr      = C0009AE7
TotalVramSize     = FFF0000           <<==== 256MiB !!!!
OemVendorName     =
OemProductName    =
EDID Version 1.3

And in the same report :
Panorama v1.10 log for GID=0 started at 4.8.2018 16:8:59
This copy of Panorama is licensed to RÚmy Dodin #os5p014be69d7d.
Profile setting for Shadow...Enabled
VESA version is 300
BIOS-supplied information
OemVendorNamePtr  = 0
OemProductNamePtr = 0
VideoModePtr      = C0009AE7
TotalVramSize     = 1FF0000         <<<==== 32MiB
OemVendorName     =
OemProductName    =
EDID Version 1.3

Now, I no more know whats going here, all these values are been get from the bios but the bios is unable to send different storage values !
Did some of you check the amount of video storage according the real available value defined/installed ?
What about CPU graphical edram ?
How to check more deeper what happens... any idea is appreciated

Storage / PMSHELL
« on: July 29, 2018, 08:50:51 pm »
Did some of you get storage issue ?
I saw that as soon my shared memory gors below 10Mb, I have display freeze and fullscreen mode fails.
I check free memory using SL.

I tried to kill PMSHELL used by WPS which results into a WPS restart and 70MB freed memory into share storage.
How to configure to have shared memory freed as soon it is no more used ?

General Discussion / Display issue !
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:08:28 am »
I use panorama.
since my os upgrade, I have more often the screen from below picture and system hung when I do a CAD to go into the CAD menu
In the last 24h, i've got it 5 times...
To recover, I have to power off/on + chkdsk disk   

Any idea about what could be the culprit ?   

Article Discussions / Network Driver / Performance
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:47:28 am »
Network driver
With only 20% speed of what the system is able under windows.

To resume:
Under windows, I have 75Mbps
Under ArcaOS, I only have 10Mbps - all is going slow despite all optimization have been set (before optimization, speed was near 5 Mbps)

This seems to depend on what program you use, and what tool you use to measure it. It also depends on what else is running at the same time. I find that the network activity will slow dramatically, if you are also doing a large write to USB. I also see many cases where IPMON says that very little network activity is taking place, but RSunc is doing a multi gigabyte data transfer, at a reasonable speed. I also have an ArcaOS machine, that is used as a NAS. I often see it doing 30 to 40 MBs (according to IPMON, which seems to be unreliable) transfer speeds. when more that one machine is working on SAMBA.

I agree that there is a problem with something, but I don't agree that it is the network driver that is causing the problem. One possibility is that all drivers (or whatever does it) will only return a speed of 100 MBs, in OS/2. If a program actually looks at that, and follows it, the speed will be governed to 100 MBs. From what I see in IPMON (which is obviously unreliable)., the speed is far less than what windows does. If I time a network transfer, at half the speed of windows, it doesn't vary much.

I have the problem using my local NAS or going on intenet.
My conections are going though "CPL" this part has a mesure speed of up to 230Mbps under windows.
All test where done with only firefox up and running (going through Injoy firewal or not (no high impact seen when using injoy) , nothing else and each time, the speed is nearly 20% of what I have under windows. Display under firefox is much slower than under windows etc... ( unresponsive end point already often happens making me to disable/enable the interface to get again a responsive network with only the 20% of speed ! because I use a loy my nas and network, this is very impacting and using my nas for backup is not possible due to the long needed time to proceed )

Onboard shipset: Realtek RTL8111G     

Internet / Firefox 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:12:04 pm »
When will "Firefox 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA" be available for ArcaOS user ? ( under ArcaOS package manager )

Applications / ClamAV-GUI v3.5.1 (rexx based)
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:54:31 pm »

Updated ClamAV-GUI v3.5.1 (rexx based) with many additions is available on my web page.

About changes since v3.2.2

Any suggestions ?


Updated to point to my "EN" language web pages

Web applications / FF 38.x ArcaOS - speed
« on: October 05, 2017, 12:44:41 am »

I found FF 38.X under ArcaOs very slower than FF under windows using the same connection and HW.
I then searched on internet to find some tweek to improve the speed.

- I have a fiber link which could go up to 75Mbps (from time to time and mostly near 50Mbps)

I found following link and changed following parms as suggested :

Under " about:config "

    network.http.pipelining : true (défaut : false )
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests : 60 (défaut : 32 )
    network.http.max-connections : 192(défaut : 256 )
    network.http.max-connections-per-server : 48(défaut : 15 )
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy : 42(défaut : 8 )
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 10 (défaut : 6 )

Activated experimental turbo mode (I do not know if this parm is helpfull or not  !)
Adding  new name with " booléenne " value :
     browser.turbo.enabled : true

After FF restart, I didn't recognize it how fast it is (big step forward)


Hardware / Lexmark CS510DE laser color printer success
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:02:01 pm »

I could install and use Lexmark laser color printer from under ArcaOs, firefox and Openoffice

I changed my old HP printer for a nex lexmark CS510DE laser color printer I could find for a very low price
( less than 170€ original tonner cartriged included able to print about 6000 black pages or 4000 color pages )
I installed it in my local network.
I downloaded CUPS package from lexmark web site
The the cups package, I copied Lexmark_CS510_Series.ppd from under "GlobalPPD_1.4" folder included under the package into

Edit Lexmark_CS510_Series.ppd and remove line :
*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 /usr/lib/cups/filter/fax-pnh-filter"
(this line generates an error and it makes the printer not work)
onces it is removed, save the file.

Now, use "Install CUPS Printer" wizard tool.
If the CS510 printer isn't under Lexmark entry, select  "Other printer" and then select the above PPD file.
Be sure your printer is network connected and ready. Note its IP@ ( select a static ip@ if you are going through a DHCP server under which you can reserve a static ip@ range )
Next step are as usual, use socket which is the default
From under CUPS administration, printers, you can print a test page.

Be carrefull :
To print with the correct font size, change printer setting from 4800 colors to 1200dpi (1200ppp) and all is right then as well under CUPS. Duplex works too
Very nice printer ( good price on amazon )


After going into Airboot menu, I hidden some partition from ArcaOS. Then, I saw that win7 was unable to boot natively from its disk (win7 is on a different disk M.2 PCIe AHCI). I then removed hidden flags from under Airboot and could boot from bios into the win7 disk again....
But, what a surprise ! very sad surprise.
I have a 6TB GPT disk exclusively used under windows 7 with all my backups and all my archives and very important documents. This disk had only one 6TB partition but after changes I did under Airboot, this disk is now scrashed and I found on it 2 partitions ! One of 2TB and the rest as unassigned !  Airboot scrashed my GTP disk and all my datas ... it is very very dangerous and why did Airboot change my disk partitioning ?
How to recovery my disk and my datas ?  ( user data integrity problems )

Setup & Installation / Realtek ALC892
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:04:14 am »
Hi all !

My MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition mainboard equiped with an I7 5775C CPU which has an onboard audio Realtek ALC892 chipset. 
( note: all included HW - all USB ports, sata, network.. as well integrated video chipset works except the audio which provides no sound ! )   

ArcaOS detected it and installed uniaudio but at reboot, audio didn't work !
Any idea to resolve this issue ?

( screen copy about audio drivers seen under HW manager )


Applications / ArcaOS - How to enable SMP
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:30:14 am »
Anyone knows how to enable SMP mode ?
( selective install has no feature for SMP nor did I found an SMP install option and I bougth ArcaOS to use it in SMP mode ! )

Applications / AVxCAT 1.4 alpha
« on: December 30, 2015, 01:21:48 pm »
Are any tester available to give a try to AVxCAT V1.4.0 ALPHA  ( compatible with ffmpeg 2.1.5 ) ?
If you are interested, please send me an email from my home site to get this alpha build or get it from here:
Alpha build means that you may find problems
2 known problems
- OGV and MPEG2 not working ( about OGV, it looks to be ffmpeg but more investigation is needed )

ffmpeg to try with it   

It has:
- latest found bugs under v1.3.x resolved
- display ffmpeg version under 'help'
- Added debug log on ffmpeg
  (warning, use it only in case conversion fails at start or the amount of messages may crash avxcat)
   to enable it: - enable axtra log, go under parameters ans mark ffmpeg debug log. At end of session, parameter is removed
- video conversion uses multi threads which speed up the conversion ( you can specify auto or the number of threads (CPU core)
  This option is enabled with ffmpeg 2.1.5 and disable under older ffmpeg ...
  note: very fast on MP4

After test, please, provide feedback using the email link on my web site and specify what was well tested or buggy.
- audio conversion ( codec tried )
- audio to video conversion ( codec tried )
- multiple audio track with join
- video conversion
- video and mapping !
- create presentation out of videos


Setup & Installation / JSON an d OS/2
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:55:35 am »
Hi dears !

I've got clamav 0.98.6-6 and tried to install it without yum/rpm and then, provide a WPI package for the GUI
Now, I have a problem about JSON. I installed the json.dll but at clamd run, I get a message about json could not be run under os/2 session ?

I must have missed something.
Any idea ?


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