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Storage / Re: Boot from iscsi or fiber channel
« on: February 13, 2024, 11:42:24 am »
No, both iSCSI and fibre channel need an initiator which we don't have you should know that since you want ti use it.

Storage / Re: Boot from iscsi or fiber channel
« on: February 12, 2024, 07:19:56 pm »
Hi J,

From what you say I assume you are going to write the necessary OS/2 iSCSI initiator because as far as I know that is what you need to communicate between server and target - no initiator no service.

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 04, 2024, 10:45:13 pm »
Excuse me for butting in but what is the difference between the i686 to pentium4 versions of any DLL and why is there the two versions?  All my computers have AMD Ryzen 3 processors and I have the RPM/YUM program but don't use it - if I need a DLL I just download the package and unpack it locally, extract what is needed and dump the other junk included with it.

Hardware / Re: The last nail in OS/2's coffin
« on: February 02, 2024, 09:40:16 pm »
Hi All,

I have a way round the browser problem.  I use an ITX board with Linux and a USB/HDMI KVM switch, most of which was salvaged from the local dump (I did buy the KVM new).

When our Firefox won't display a site I just switch over to the Linux unit and a few seconds later the site is up (always assuming NoScript allows it).

Applications / Re: Mouse chording in OS/2
« on: January 29, 2024, 12:48:53 pm »
Are you trying to use this in a virtual machine?  If so how the mouse reacts depends on how well the additions have been programmed.

General Discussion / Re: Hobbes Retirement
« on: January 27, 2024, 11:05:44 pm »
Hi Martin,

I didn't mean it as a  slur on you but as a reflection of what we see over here in Europe about the stupidity going on in US universities and their likely reaction to an outsider showing them up with you careful reorganising of one of their facilities.  In fact it was voiced by a friend of mine when I mentioned that the site was shutting down.

I would offer to host the site but my l;ink speed is rather slow and congestion is a killer as I found out when I  downloaded a new copy of Linux Mint.

General Discussion / Re: Hobbes Retirement
« on: January 27, 2024, 05:27:41 pm »
Martin have you considered that your reorganising Hobbes files might be the cause of it being shut down because they had to have someone monitoring all the time rather than it just running with computer monitoring?

The answer, if you insist on using the old video card, is to try the Panorama VESA driver and if it works use it.  That is what I use on my Ryzen with built in graphics and it pushes 1920x1200 without problems.

Hardware / Re: The last nail in OS/2's coffin
« on: January 26, 2024, 01:03:14 am »
Has anyone considered that AMD might not blindly follow Intel down this road?  I see this as an attempt by Intel to gain relevance.

Hardware / Re: The last nail in OS/2's coffin
« on: January 22, 2024, 12:04:47 pm »
This sounds very much like desperation on the part of Intel, they are seeing AMD taking over the desktop processor market with far better processors so they need something, anything, to get in front again.

Setup & Installation / Re: Are there any 8GB Nvme compatiable motherboard
« on: January 21, 2024, 12:29:47 am »
It sounds as if you have something like I do - a number of monitors connected to several computers via KVM switches except my KVMs are HDMI/usb units and all the monitors are 16:10 units (the extra height pixels make all the difference).  I am now playing with the idea of connecting the computers that are upstairs to the three monitors on the middle floor to save me having to run up and down two flights of stairs to keep an eye on what is going on.

I had several vga push button KVM switches but decided to go with hdmi auto switching when a new computer comes on line plus the length of hdmi cable is much greater than vga and the switching is by a remote push button unit so the actual switch unit can be tucked out of the way behind the computers.  Any thing to make life easier considering I'm 80 plus.

Setup & Installation / Re: Are there any 8GB Nvme compatiable motherboard
« on: January 20, 2024, 09:57:03 pm »
Hi Doug,

Yes it sees all 4GB.

A question, what 2 monitors are you using?  I have a 28 inch HDMI 16:10 (1920x1200) which allows my old eyes to see all I need.

Setup & Installation / Re: Are there any 8GB Nvme compatiable motherboard
« on: January 20, 2024, 07:27:21 pm »
Hi Doug,

Depends on what processor you want to use.
If you are happy with AMD Ryzen processors then you could look at the MSI B550 A-Pro.  I have one with a Ryzen third gen processor with the built in video.  I have kept it to the 4GB memory that OS/2 can use.  I would suggest that you download the PDF manual for it and check it is what you want - I can't say anything about Intel processors because I stopped using their over priced units when AMD came out with their 486 processor. 

Networking / Re: ArcaMapper and Network Protocols
« on: January 18, 2024, 11:15:58 pm »
Both of my NAS boxes (DNS-323 and DNS-320) are accessible from all my computers on the local network including OS/2, ArcaOS and Linux mint using the code Paul supplied on the Linux boxes.

For those that might be concerned that I am leaving the network open to the world I have it behind a TP-Link R600VPN v4 unit.

Hi Andrew,

I assume you know we have a working version of OpenOffice for OS/2 - It works very well when friends bring spreadsheets and complicated docs that don't print well from their windows machines.  There is also Lucide and GSView (which requires Ghostscript to work).

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