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Messages - Dave Yeo

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Hardware / Re: Panorama question
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:10:59 pm »
Hi Dave,

It sounds as if I will have to try and remember to switch the KVM to the backup computer before I turn it on.

Yes, that seems the simplest way

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Just wondering, since you know about these things, what would be required to convert the Linux Radeon Vega Graphics driver to run on our platform?  SNAP drivers did it for older Radeon chipsets so it should be possible - I might have to learn programming if it isn't in assembler.

Well the big thing is the licensing incompatibility, The Linux driver is GPL and SNAP isn't with ArcaOS I believe only having a license for SNAP. Scitech used to get the graphics info from the manufacturer along with no disclosure agreements and such.
OTOH, there is a  small chance that the Vega driver would just work with XFree/2 but I'd expect unresolved symbols due to the age of our xserver.

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Hardware / Re: Panorama question
« on: October 20, 2019, 08:33:33 pm »
The problem is that Panorama patches the video bios to enable the wide screen resolution, I assume during boot. If panoutil can't set Panorama to patch the bios every boot, you'd have to run it early during boot to do it. Not sure if a run statement in config.sys would work, otherwise it is remembering to tun on your monitor.
Linux works as it has a real driver rather then falling back to VESA.

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General Discussion / Re: Yahoo Groups End of Life
« on: October 17, 2019, 12:43:03 am »
Some of the groups I'm registered -
eComStation
ecsapps
injoy_news
lcmd
MULTISOUND
odinusers
sane-os2
Dev_Corner
dfsee-support
smartsynchronize
os2ddprog

I'll add
OS2-Linux
Gimp-OS2
Warpbrowsers
OS2-Nice
OS2Hardware
OS2-mt

Most are dead with the occasional message on Warpbrowsers.


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Applications / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 can no longer play Youtube movies ?
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:28:46 am »
The same is here. I always mark  data and code of FF to be loaded into HiMem  - so far it works ok.

Dave, do you want some DLLs with both being set, if you'd rate it as safe? It shouldn't be that hard to include (all) DLLs found in the FF/SM/TB directory tree, if that excludes generic DLLs (like e.g. HUNSPEL0.DLL) which could be used by 16-bit code in the future. It may be relatively small, but it may be worth implementing too.

I should retest. When I first built 45, it seemed unstable with both set but that might have been for other reasons.

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:59:06 am »
I often see similar errors with working MIDI files and Timidity, it's missing samples from your patchset. Of course if all instruments are missing, no sound but judging by your output, you're only missing some.
I've installed a lot of samples over the years.

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General Discussion / Re: Gallery
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:52:44 am »
I get "0: FATAL:cURL library not installed in this server."

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Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 11, 2019, 02:24:25 am »
Met gebruik van de Cairo bibliotheek."

That's "By using (of) the Cairo library".

Which seems accurate.

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May I suggest "Met gebruikmaking van de Cairo library.", to respect the context and to borrow the word library (as a part of the more common L of DLL)?

You'd use "met gebruikmaking van" (by making use of) like: "I'm not a programmer, but I'm recompiling Quicky by using Smedley's build environment". I didn't see your other text ("Tijd en ...") with an editor.

 bibliotheek is only for books? Don't forget that libraries don't have to be a DLL. There's static libraries, which can use a program (AR) that can be called a librarian for creating the table of contents and X11 device drivers are shared libraries like *nix uses

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I don't know how the Germans would translate library. "Erstellt mit der Cairo ..."?

Christian Hennecke translated it as, "Verwendet die Bibliothek Cairo."  Christian is a programmer so likely understands programming libraries.

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Programming / Re: Suggestion to assess software portability to OS/2
« on: October 11, 2019, 02:10:42 am »
I'd start by looking at the dependencies, here, https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/wiki/Install-Instructions under Linux. We do have most of them them, at least once QT5 is finished but I notice that the Linux port depends on OpenGl and Python 3. Also Pulse audio is a requirement, so audio support likely needs adding and a couple of other libraries that might be easy to port or not.
At this point can follow André's advice and try, including building the dependencies, or grep the source to see if 3D support is really required.

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Networking / Re: openvpn configuration?
« on: October 10, 2019, 04:33:36 am »
As a proxy?

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Networking / Re: openvpn configuration?
« on: October 10, 2019, 02:06:21 am »
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Assuming you're talking about:
Tue Oct  8 19:06:02 2019 WARNING: file 'pass.txt' is group or others accessible

I don't think so. This is what I see, when starting the server, or the client (this is from the client):
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[W:\TOOLS\OPENVPN]OpenVPN.exe client.ovpn
Wed Oct  9 15:14:39 2019 OpenVPN 2.3.18 i386-pc-os2-emx [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [MH] [IPv6] built on Oct  7 2019
Wed Oct  9 15:14:39 2019 library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2n  7 Dec 2017, LZO 2.04
Wed Oct  9 15:14:39 2019 WARNING: INSECURE cipher with block size less than 128 bit (64 bit).  This allows attacks like SWEET32.  Mitigate by using a --cipher with a larger block size (e.g. AES-256-CBC).
Wed Oct  9 15:14:39 2019 WARNING: INSECURE cipher with block size less than 128 bit (64 bit).  This allows attacks like SWEET32.  Mitigate by using a --cipher with a larger block size (e.g. AES-256-CBC).
dev_node = (null)
Wed Oct  9 15:14:39 2019 UDPv4 link local (bound): [undef]
sem reset rc=300
Wed Oct  9 15:14:39 2019 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]192.168.0.107:1194
Wed Oct  9 15:14:50 2019 Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]192.168.0.107:1194
Wed Oct  9 15:14:51 2019 WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in memory -- use the auth-nocache option to prevent this
Wed Oct  9 15:14:51 2019 Initialization Sequence Completed

It does work, but it seems that the program is suggesting that better security settings should be used. I am using the suggested setup from the "another" directory in the openvpn package, from HOBBES, updated to the new openvpn.exe, and minimally modified to match my local network. It looks like a good place to start, but I need to figure out what to change, to make it happy (LOW priority on my part).

The cipher warning is the one to worry about, as it suggests, use the parameter  --cipher with a larger block size (e.g. AES-256-CBC), so --cipher AES-256-CBC. Probably can add it to the configuration file somewhere.
The password in memory thing is only a worry in a few cases such as a trp file containing it or someone with access to the computer. Should always double check trp files towards the bottom where the memory dumps are in case of sensitive info being there.

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Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:17:00 pm »
Well the Cairo clock's translation is 'MOD_DESC="Tijd en huidige datum.\nMet gebruik van de Cairo bibliotheek.";'  Might be best

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Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:45:46 pm »
Cairo is the library that takes care of the drawing, similar to PDF or PS. It is also the library that draws Mozilla excepting the frame and widgets. https://www.cairographics.org/
Strictly speaking, library is more accurate then DLL, which is a type of library, Dynamically Linked Library.

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Storage / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 install only sees 1 hard drive
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:18:56 am »
Reinstalled to new primary volume,
REMed out BASEDEV=OS2AHCI.ADD
System will now boot and see all volumes.
Whats the advantage of OS2AHCI.ADD?

AHCI is a newer SATA interface, can be faster, allows queuing and generally better if your system supports it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Host_Controller_Interface
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Are there any tools to migrate from eCS to ArcaOS?

Not really. I believe it is on the to do list but far in the future.

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Hardware / Re: Panorama question
« on: October 09, 2019, 02:33:04 am »
You could probably do it with Panoutil, run it without parameters to see its help.

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Applications / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 can no longer play Youtube movies ?
« on: October 08, 2019, 04:29:02 pm »
There has been versions of FF where loading both code and data high worked fine here though IIRC, loading the data high made the 45ESR versions crashy, you can always test.
I believe the problem is that simply any 16 bit code in the system that needs to access the data will fail as 16 bit code just can't deal with addresses above 1 GB.
It's the same with mallocing memory above 1 GB, have to be careful not to use any 16bit API, which is the purpose of os2safe.h.
I'll note that looking at the xul.dll map file, the data group (segments) is relatively small,
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CGROUP                          0001:00000000        03aab000
DGROUP                          0002:00000000        0009fb00

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