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Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: Today at 04:08:05 pm »
I guess it is actually a 630i.
I found that I needed to change the USB drivers and now USB works fine.

Tried with Dave build - flash plugin doesnt work , just black square

I believe the Flash wrapper needs updating and it probably won't be happening.

Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:46:03 am »
Audio, the 026CH device, I believe the other is on the video card.
Ethernet, the NVETH driver from the latest experimental MultiMac package (all I've tried)
USB, the mouse problems I described. Keyboard here is currently PS2. USB sticks seem really slow and I just trapped the system trying to copy some files to a JFS formatted stick. Doing a test install of ArcaOS from a USB stick saw the ISO get lost a couple of times. Rebooting allowed the install to continue.
Model number, according to the BIOS, it is an XPS 630i, the service tag number is also there.

Setup & Installation / Re: RAM disk and temp folders...what else?
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:45:49 pm »
When I experimented, I also only had one core working until I went through the readme and set up a config.os4 exactly as described. Seems one of the other drivers was required to get both cores working.
I should test on this weird machine I'm using.

Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:18:44 pm »
Doesn't seem to be a service tag.
Sound and Ethernet both work.
Have to look at the wide screen stuff.

Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:16:49 am »
Where would the service tag be?

Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:29:02 am »
Hi Martin, attached is the PCI output, have to wait till I reboot and look in the BIOS for the full model number, I think it is a XPS 720.
I'm probably going to give it to my son, which is a shame as it compiles Firefox over twice as fast.
Problems, during boot, all the USB drivers complain about not finding compliant hardware and my mouse has a non-functioning mouse wheel and pressing the middle button sends the pointer over a bit.
Can't get the video working correctly. Need 1600x900 on this monitor but can't get Panorama to display it. Looks horrible with 4:3 ratios. Wasn't too surprised with the included GeForce 460 not working. I swapped in the ATI card I was using (old but too new for SNAP) and it didn't even work as well as the GeForce. No wide screen, doesn't seem to communicate with the monitor, eg auto-adjust now just complains with "not available", even under Linux, though Linux does get the correct resolution.

Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:09:12 am »
The BWW version and Dave's one work the same here. Both play youtube, both do not play videos on One thing I did notice is that Dave's compile sometimes 'hesitates' when scrolling, it scrolls slowly at first, then speeds up.

Seems to play the videos on fine here. Perhaps test with a new profile and make sure that everything is up to date.

Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:58:43 am »
The only thing I notice is the sound is very soft - even when turned all the way up.  Is there some settings for adjusting the sound louder?

Go to Hobbes and search for PMUNIMIX. Once installed, play with all the volume controls. Here I needed to turn up the front speakers.

Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: April 23, 2018, 05:06:43 pm »
The optimization I did is a bit more complex, with most of it being -Os and the JavaScript engine being -O3.
I can build with various options though I'm not sure if targeting a newer CPU then mine will work. The problem is where to upload them. I don't really like abusing my free account at bitbucket.

Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:55:37 am »
Try this build,
Still has the minimized cpu usage but does play youtube videos and closes on exit.
Same code excepting some optimizations and compiler.

Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:32:52 am »
OK, that explains the problem with installing along side windows.
Today I swapped my drives in and it booted up fine into VGA. As you point out, Panorama doesn't allow my monitors setting of 1600x900 with the included NVIDIA video card. I'll swap that next with an ATI one. The video card also screwed up the memory, needing a lower virtualaddresslimit for the system to work right, with squid not loading and perhaps causing the network driver not to ,load.
Currently most everything seems to work with the exception of the mouse wheel on my wireless mouse and running at 1280x800 resolution.
Nice seeing the 4 cores in xcenter.

Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:37:49 am »
Hmm, rare to srew up your profile enough to not be able to display the browser but it happens.
You can start Firefox etc with firefox.exe -profilemanager to bring up the profile manager and create, delete etc profiles. Run firefox.exe -help to see all the options.
I strongly recommend backing up your profiles regularly. even just to another location on your drive. Especially if using Thunderbird or SeaMonkey for mail. I backup a couple of times a day sometimes, partially a habit from dial up where it takes forever to repopulate all the tabs. And every day or two backup to flash drives. Sometimes it is easier to restore the profile.
My backup command (Profiles are stored on Z:, their own partition)
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rsync -hia2X --itemize-changes --del Z:\Mozprofiles k:\Mozprofiles 2>&1 | tee backup.log
includes a log of the backup.

Hardware / Re: nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:22:28 am »
Well, I thought to do my thing as a beta tester and tried to install on the system as is. It has a copy of WIN 7 ultimate edition that bitches about not being genuine and hasn't been used.
Anyways, it got into a loop where both drives had partitions extending past the end of the drive. It has a 320 GB drive with a 100MBs used but not seen and the second drive is 1 TB and partitioned as C: with Win 7 installed. I repartioned the 320 GB drive thinking to install ArcaOS on it and that made the installer happy. It kept complaining about the 1TB drive and suggesting shrinking it. I did that a few times and the installer was never happy. Cancelling just led to a reboot and now I've given up.
Tomorrow I'll update my backups and swap drives and see what happens.

Hardware / nForce 650i SLI Motherboard
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:05:13 am »
I've picked up a Dell XPS 720 which has a nForce 650i SLI chipset I believe (could be a 680i). Anyone have experience with this chipset and ArcaOS? I understand that nvidia chipsets aren't recommended.

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