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Applications / Re: XFree86-OS/2
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:58:17 pm »
If you are running the XFree86 as a window on the OS/2 desktop then I would recommend Gotcha (on hobbes) to take screenshots.

I do that if I need a screenshot when I am using HobX11 - like you I never got XFree86 to work reliably so I boughr Hobx11 and never looked back.

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Networking / Re: Which NIC to buy?
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:33:38 am »
Which Realtek chipset is it?  I ask because there are several realtek drivers as well as the multimac one that you could try.

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Hardware / Re: WiFiBlast
« on: March 15, 2019, 03:44:02 pm »
David,

What you are seeing is to be expected when you log on to a secure network - you have to have somewhere to fill in that information and as far as your laptop is concerned you are on an Ethernet connection where you log in via a web page.

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I agree Martin, it is good to see some improvements but I do wish they would do something about the USB3.0 and 3.1 problem.  It is becoming harder to find PCIe based USB2 add in cards that don't use a xHCI based chip working in USB2 mode.  It makes it extremely difficult to use Ryzen based motherboards (no usb keyboards, mouse, trackball etc.).

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Applications / Re: TAME/2 (OS2 Warp 4.52 on Virtualbox)
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:58:18 pm »
My experience with Tame on real hardware with a USB scanner was that it worked well with the old USB drivers but stopped working when something was changes with newer drivers and Sane.

Now all the scanning I do is from my Brother colour laser via ftp.

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Games / Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:43:24 am »
Sorry Martin.

Are you including win 3.1 games in this category?

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Games / Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:19:59 pm »
It might be easier to use the OS/2 version of Sim City 2000.

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Hardware / Re: WiFiBlast
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:28:56 pm »
Hi David,

It is very simple to setup- essentially all you have to do is logon to the the wireless network and away you go.

I have attached a scan of the section of the QIG that I used for initial setup, after that if the wireless network changes it is just a matter of a few clicks in the browser and maybe typing in the network password.

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Hardware / Re: WiFiBlast
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:17:45 pm »
I get the impression that that range extender needs to be powered from the mains which makes it useless if you are out and about.

I use a Tp-Link AC750 WiFi Travel Router that can be powered either from a mains phone chatger or directly from a USB socket. It is small and can be attached to the back of the laptop screen using velcro The setup is via a web browser.

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Games / Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:30:22 am »
Hi Martin,

Have you looked at the OS/2 games produced by Daniel F Valot http://dvalot.free.fr/OS2programs.html  He has some nice disk programs there as well.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Installing ArcaOS on a GPT formatted disk
« on: February 28, 2019, 02:18:59 pm »
Hi Doug,

I have submitted a report after checking with Lewis to see if he thought I should.

You might be on the right track regarding monitor resolution.  My old no name 1280 x 1024 monitor works as it should (I used that to set up the system in the first place).  I just borrowed a 1920 x 1080 monitor and it also works yet the Dell UltraSharp 24" monitor, that I also borrowed, running at 1920 x 1200 shows the same symptoms.

The annoying thing is that when I do get to the desktop it works extremely well which is good for my 80 year old eyes.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Installing ArcaOS on a GPT formatted disk
« on: February 27, 2019, 04:29:37 pm »
Hi Pete,

Tried that and when I eventually get a desktop it is at 640 x 380 resolution no matter what it was previously which means setting the resolution to 1920 x 1200 and rebooting (this is using the Panorama video driver.

I have also tried the SNAP driver with no change.

I am getting to the point of considering setting up a mini-itx box (ASRock AM1H-ITX) just for win7 and using a KVM switch to switch keyboard, monitor ans trackball then wiping win7 from the effected boxes (gets back the 700GB on the disks that could be put to better use).

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Applications / Re: PMChart - and other v 2.1 applets
« on: February 27, 2019, 02:47:05 am »
The simple way to get at the data on the disks is to use vfdisk to make a 1.44 virtual floppy and then use EMT4PM to unpack the disk imthem.
EMT4PM http://dvalot.free.fr/OS2programs.html and select the program - there are also several other games and programs there.

Looking at my OS2v1.301 disks you will also need the unpack.exe from, in my case, disk3 to unpack the packed files.  Your CD should have both the disk image files as well as the files in individual directories (those are the same as if you unpacked the disk image files), you will still need the unpack.exy to unpack the individual files.

I might have my copy of OS/2v2.1 down in the garage, if I can find it I will try and unpack the necessary files for you.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Installing ArcaOS on a GPT formatted disk
« on: February 26, 2019, 06:11:25 pm »
Hi Doug,

I don't think you left anything out but I do have one observation regarding Air Boot.

I have two computers with Ryzen 3 2200G with built in Radeon Vega Graphics that dual boot ArcaOS and Win 7.  To actually boot ArcaOS I have to use a stop watch because I have never managed to get Air Boot to appear on any of my Samsung 24" 1920 x1200 monitors.  All the monitors show is a moving warning that the video is not in the preferred range - hitting enter at set times will bring up the Arca screen.  Win 7 also requires hitting the up arrow at the correct time bit the boot continues without doing anything else.

Boot manager has no problems with those monitors.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Installing ArcaOS on a GPT formatted disk
« on: February 26, 2019, 12:36:59 pm »
Tried that. The PC wouldn't boot from the Puppy Linux stick. Just prompted me to insert a valid boot device.

Is the bios set to boot from USB?  Even the MS approved UEFI requires you to select boot device order.  You may also need to go through the UEFI advanced settings and turn off secure boot and set to Legacy BIOS mode.

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