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Hardware / Re: Odroid H2+
« on: Today at 04:27:08 am »
Arca Noae doesn't list support for the network.

https://www.arcanoae.com/wiki/multimac/

I think BSD doesn't have this network driver either, so that doesn't look promising.

https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15326

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Utilities / Re: WifiState.exe
« on: Today at 04:23:11 am »
It was a long time ago, but I think the 3com PCMCIA had OS/2 drivers. I'm sorry I can't remember the model number.

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Programming / Re: Table of similar API calls for OS/2 and Windows ?
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:15:15 pm »
Use RPM/YUM to install the toolkit. Or download from a Warez site.

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS2BOOT can not be found?
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:13:25 pm »
I seem to recall that was the case, but I haven't tried since eSXi was a beta. VMWare support is really good at OS/2.

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Hardware / Re: USB 3 - ArcaOS - Hardware Reports
« on: July 15, 2020, 04:00:23 am »
Arca Noae will fix all of the bugs I noted in due time. I need to supply them with appropriate bug information. Note that they aren't even accepting bug reports on the preview release unless it's on ArcaOS 5.0.5.

Note that USB does work on every machine I offer.

I haven't seen any demand for an AMD system from Blonde Guy thus far. I don't have anything against AMD.

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Hardware / Re: USB 3 - ArcaOS - Hardware Reports
« on: July 14, 2020, 03:46:25 pm »
Yumopeep

I am an Arca Noae reseller, and I have a few computers available for sale. This is one of them. I thought I'd report on the behavior of the ArcaOS 5.0.5 installation and USB 3.0. My computer web pages can also be used as a guide to install ArcaOS yourself.

http://www.blondeguy.com/computer/yumbopeep.html



Manufacturer: Lenovo
Model: ThinkCentre M900
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
USB 3.0 controllers: 1
USB 2.0 controllers: 0

Arca Noae USB driver stack 12.06 is installed. Mouse and keyboard work, even with KVM. Support for Mass Storage sometimes is working, but generally not satisfactory. Bug report not yet submitted.

This is a tower computer with optional PS/2 and Parallel ports. ArcaOS installs easily from DVD. Audio is working on Adapter 0.

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Programming / Re: Table of similar API calls for OS/2 and Windows ?
« on: July 12, 2020, 05:15:53 am »
The OS/2 API and the Win32 API are very similar as of 1999. After the Windows 2000 beta things really started to diverge. So the best document I can think of to use is 1999 MSDN. They printed 1000's of sets; I'm sure there are some still around.

The advantage of this over newer docs is that in 1999, Win32 contained little that wasn't in OS/2.

I have not seen a table comparing the API. There must have been one in the ODIN project.

The OS/2 API as described in the redbooks is better documented than Win32 in the MSDN. So the IBM OS/2 docs were actually useful to program Win32. Now you can just type a Windows API function name into google and get the documentation page.

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Hardware / Re: USB 3 - ArcaOS - Hardware Reports
« on: July 11, 2020, 05:01:17 pm »
Elbopeep

I am an Arca Noae reseller, and I have a few computers available for sale. This is one of them. I thought I'd report on the behavior of the ArcaOS 5.0.5 installation and USB 3.0. My computer web pages can also be used as a guide to install ArcaOS yourself.

http://www.blondeguy.com/computer/elbopeep.html



Manufacturer: Lenovo
Model: Thinkpad X250
CPU: Intel Core i5-5300U (2.30 GHz)
Screen: 12.5 inch Color LCD, 1366 x 768 pixels
USB 3.0 controllers: 1
USB 2.0 controllers: 1

Arca Noae USB driver stack 12.06 is installed. With the USB 3.0 Enabled setting in BIOS on Auto, mouse and keyboard sometimes work, even with KVM. Support for Mass Storage similarly sometimes is working. With USB 3.0 disabled in BIOS, USB 2.0 support is working with Mass Storage. Mouse, keyboard and KVM work sometimes.

Normal operation of the laptop does not require USB. The built-in mouse and keyboard are not USB.

This is a small laptop. There is no support for the built-in WiFi. I use a travel router connected to the Ethernet port. To me, the travel router has more and better capability than XWLAN. The router uses GL.inet software controlled by a web interface that runs just fine in Firefox.

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Utilities / Re: WifiState.exe
« on: July 09, 2020, 04:00:36 am »
The WPA_SUPPLICANT is part of XWLAN. And your card won't do WPA, so it won't work under Linux or Windows, either. I don't remember any PCCard with OS/2 drivers that will do WPA.

Maybe use a travel router with the built in ethernet?

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Hardware / Re: USB 3 - ArcaOS - Hardware Reports
« on: July 08, 2020, 04:54:30 pm »
Brubopeep

I am an Arca Noae reseller, and I have a few computers available for sale. This is one of them. I thought I'd report on the behavior of the ArcaOS 5.0.5 installation and USB 3.0. My computer web pages can also be used as a guide to install ArcaOS yourself.

http://www.blondeguy.com/computer/brubopeep.html



Manufacturer: Lenovo
Model: ThinkCentre M93p Small Form Factor
CPU: Intel(R) core (TM) i7-4770 CPU 3.4 GHz
USB 3.0 controllers: 1
USB 2.0 controllers: 2

Arca Noae USB driver stack 12.06 is installed. With the USB 3.0 Enabled setting in BIOS enabled, mouse and keyboard work, even with KVM. Support for Mass Storage is not currently working. With USB disabled in BIOS, USB 2.0 support is working with Mass Storage, mouse, keyboard and KVM. USB Uninterruptible Power Supply is working well.

Audio, Video, DVD-RW all work well. Brubopeep also has optional PS/2 ports, Parallel port and PATA (IDE ATAPI) support available.

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Utilities / Re: WifiState.exe
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:19:16 am »
I used to use that driver with an Ambicom 802.11b card. XWLAN ought to work.

Before XWLAN, I used to REXX scripts. I tried to attach them, but OS/2 World does not accept REXX scripts as attachments.

Code: [Select]
/* turn on the radio
 * This command activates the 802.11b interface
 *
 * The wireless NIC should be inserted in the PC Card slot
 */
wifiProg = "e:\programs\ambicom\wifistat.exe"
say "Activating the wireless network card"
'@ net stop messenger /y'
'@ net stop req /y'
'@ dhcpmon -t'
'@ ifconfig lan0 down'
'@ ifconfig lan0 delete'
'@ route -fh'
'@ arp -f'
'@ dhcpstrt -i lan1 -d 0'
'@ start' wifiProg
'@ start dhcpmon'
say "Wireless networking enabled"
return


Code: [Select]
/* turn off the radio
* This command deactivates the 802.11b interface
*/
say "Deactivating the wireless network card"
'@ go -k wifistat.exe'
'@ go -k dhcpmon.exe'
'@ dhcpmon -t'
'@ ifconfig lan1 down'
'@ ifconfig lan1 delete'
'@ route -fh'
'@ arp -f'
'@ dhcpstrt -i lan0 -d 10'
say "Cable networking enabled"

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I've been using OpenOffice 4.1.7 since it came out. I'm not seeing any such problem. What I do see, that might be relevent, is that the OS/2 File System dies after prolonged use of Mozilla. This shows up on my machine with the following symptom.

I try to reboot, and the system hangs on Shutting down Filesystems. If I hit control alt delete at that point, the screen turns into a candy-cane display. This could be due to something overwriting Kernel memory. My experience is that many limits in the Kernel are not enforced, and there isn't any memory protection in Ring 0, so this is a typical situation.

I have written test programs that exhaust Kernel resources. It's best if application programs play nice with OS/2 System calls.

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VOICE published an article about remote administration

https://articles.os2voice.org/category/software/20-helpdesk.html

Download HelpDesk 1.0, unzip it, and the SSH included in that works pretty well.

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I'm trying to help someone install ArcaOS on an IBM Thinkpad T23. I'm interested to see how it goes for you. He is not getting the installer to start from DVD.

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Hardware / Re: USB 3 - ArcaOS - Hardware Reports
« on: July 05, 2020, 02:40:17 am »
I am posting a revised set of files for Strobopeep.

The earlier files are correct for the BIOS setting USB 3.0 = disabled, which is needed to run the USB 2.0 drivers. So a BIOS setting changes the PCI device list. But I'm sure you knew that already.

LSUSB ID list was missing before, so I included it again. But this time, I changed how it plugged in. For now, the exact relationship of USB hubs appears to change the list of USB devices that are attached.

This time, BIOS is set to USB 3.0 = Auto. This at least gives me intermittent USB mouse and keyboard support while the laptop is docked.

A laptop in a dock attached to a KVM is apparently a very complex USB situation. Enough things work that I'm pretty sure all hardware is working, just intermittently with our drivers.

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