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Hardware / Re: CUPS EPSON ET-4700 printer problems
« on: September 22, 2019, 12:56:22 am »

  If you have a subscription to ArcaNoae you can use the arcanoae-sub repository. Go to ANPM, click on 'Manage' -> 'Repositories...' then 'Repository => 'Add...'. Name it what you like, the URL is: '$releasever'. Check the 'Secure Repository' box, then enter your user name and password you use to get drivers etc. at the ArcaNoae website. Restart ANPM and now you should be able to see the items on the repository....


 Finally had a chance to try this out again. I installed the R8169.OS2 driver and it worked, but still showed a max RWIN of 65536 at Also replaced the Realtek NIC with an Intel PCIe Gigabit NIC, but it too showed a max RWIN of 65536. So it seems there is some software at work throttling this? Or could it be wiring? Can the motherboard control this? Next I need to swap around the cables on the switch....

Hardware / Re: CUPS EPSON ET-4700 printer problems
« on: September 21, 2019, 03:16:21 pm »

  On the ArcaNoae subscriber RPM repository, there are Epson CUPS drivers. Did you try installing those? There is no ET-4700 listed in it, but there is ET-4500 and ET-4550. Maybe one of those would work...


Off Topic discussions / Re: It was fun !!
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:39:08 am »
 Ain't no denying it!

 Can you specify 'the last stable Realtek driver'?

Are the network cards Realtek?

 Only the one I am having trouble with. The other is Intel. I think I have a plugin Intel PCIe card laying around somewhere... maybe I'll give it a try...

 Both are using the latest 32 bit MultiMac from Arca Noae. The eCS machine has also been updated with all of the current ArcaNoae drivers... I'll check the NVETH driver, thanks. <EDIT> looks like NVETH is for NVidia, not Realtek....

 Just tried the TCP Analyzer at and got a strange result. I have 2 computers running OS/2 (one eCS 2.2 with Intel NIC and one ArcaOS 5.0.4 with Realtek NIC) both attached to the same router and both have identical INETCFG.INI files. I set the RWin value on both to 128480 (MTU 1500 and MSS 1460 on both) which is the highest it can be set on our stack and be a multiple of the MSS. On the eCS computer, when I run the TCP Analyzer it shows that the Default TCP Recieve Window (RWIN) = 128480 as it should. But on the ArcaOS computer the test says it is 65534! If I change RWIN to 64240 on the ArcaOS computer, then the TCP Analyzer says it is 64240 as set. So it seems that somehow the ArcaOS computer RWIN is being throttled to 65534 when set to a higher value? Anyone have any idea what might cause this? Software, hardware? Not sure where to look....

Internet / Re: TOR and FF
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:17:42 am »
 I can use Tor and Firefox (or SeaMonkey) with any unencrypted website like http:\\ But encrypted, like https:\\ will not work. The last version I know of that worked was Firefox 17. It was reported way back then, but nothing was ever done...

Events / ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 28, 2019, 02:05:21 am »
Woohoo! Downloading now...

Mail-News / Re: Security fixes for Mozilla
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:46:48 pm »
 Thanks Dave! SeaMonkey working great here....

Hardware / Re: Pen for OS/2
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:21:54 am »
 Hi Doug,

  Haven't used PenOS/2 for a very long time, but if I remember correctly, Pen installs 2 of it's own drivers one of which (can't remember which) is not SMP safe. You might want to try it with ACPI.PSD /MAXCPU=1 (if you have a multiprocessor) and see if that helps.


Networking / Re: Samba 4.9.0 based client
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:32:42 am »
 Hi Paul!

 I installed your 4.10 versions and they seem to work just fine so far in light testing. I'll post if any problems show up.... thanks again for your Olympian support of OS/2!  ;D


Applications / Re: mozturbo
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:55:16 pm »
Hi Dave -

  Thanks for the SMTurbo thing - it seems to have made my system much more stable in general, and like others have said, uptime for SeaMonkey is much longer.

  Just thinking out loud... would it be possible to alter SMTurbo into a more generic 'Turbo' program that uses a text file containing a list of DLL's that can be loaded at startup (instead of hard coded)? Might be helpful with other sub-system DLL's that get loaded/unloaded over time...


Applications / Re: SeaMonkey 2.42.9 CPU spiking
« on: December 16, 2018, 05:48:21 pm »

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