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General Discussion / Re: ArcaOS User Accounts
« on: April 06, 2020, 10:20:46 pm »
 I have my laptop setup to ask a password at POST... setup thru the BIOS. But if you don't want to do that, with ArcaOS you can right click on the desktop, choose 'Properties', then click on the 'Screen Saver' tab. Check 'Screen Saver Enabled',,'Use Password Protection', enter your password, and check 'Start Screen saver on system startup'. This will boot the computer to the screen saver, and require a password to turn it off.

Regards,

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Hardware / Re: PCIe - SATA3 card choices?
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:52:37 am »
 Dariusz,

 I was surprised to get better performance by turning off NCQ when I did it, so who knows?... might as well try different 'Link Speed' settings and see if anything crops up...

Regards,

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Games / Re: Quarantine Gaming !! - Dev/Port Help
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:41:28 am »
Hi Tellie,

  You have 3 DLL's that I do not have: SDLImage.dll, SDL_i120.dll and SDL_t200.dll. If you move those out of the libpath, do you still have sound? I tried installing the SDL-devel package with YUM, but it didn't help. I notice the dates on your files are newer too - do you remember where you got the SDL package from?

Regards,

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Games / Re: Quarantine Gaming !! - Dev/Port Help
« on: April 05, 2020, 04:19:30 pm »
 No sound here either - my startup window is identical to Martin's. The docs installed by the YUM version of SDL imply there are other modules not supplied (only SDL and SDL_ttf are):

  SDL v. 1.2.15
  SDL_ttf v. 2.0.10
  SDL_image v. 1.2.12
  SDL_mixer v. 1.2.12
  SDL_net v. 1.2.8
  SDL_sound v. 1.0.3

 I wonder if this archive of SDL is incomplete? Have an older version by Digi that does contain those modules, but they don't work with this version of atris (it wants sdl120.dll). Tellie, do you have any of these other SDL DLL's on your system?

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Hardware / Re: PCIe - SATA3 card choices?
« on: April 03, 2020, 09:45:56 pm »
 Try turning OFF NCQ on the SSD drive. I get better SSD drive performance on my machine that way....

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Article Discussions / Re: Qt 5 version 5.13.1 OS/2 Beta 1
« on: November 04, 2019, 05:46:28 pm »
 Hi Tellie,

  I get an error when I try your link... sure that is correct?

Regards,

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Applications / Re: MySQL 5.6.46
« on: October 28, 2019, 11:09:45 am »

You should be able to copy over the data directory from mysql 5.1 to 5.6; then restart mysqld - you'll get a bunch of errors/warnings; but running mysql_upgrade should fix those....

Cheers,

Paul.

 Tried that, but ended up with a bunch of errors, and an 'upgrade failed' message. Having read about it some more, I think it needs to be upgraded one version at a time - can't go from 5.1 directly to 5.6, need to do each version in sequence... need to check that.

Regards,

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Applications / Re: MySQL 5.6.46
« on: October 27, 2019, 01:21:51 pm »
Hi Paul,

  Been using MySQL 5.1 for a long time (installed originally by AMPOS/2) but never was able to figure out how to update the database past 5.1. Was able to install 5.6 with a newly created database and it seems to work OK - can open it with phpmyadmin and manipulate things as before. Thanks for the update!

Regards,

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Networking / Re: openvpn configuration?
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:39:02 pm »
 Paul,

  Thanks for the smbtree hint. Here is what I get when I run it:

[C:\]smbtree
Registered MSG_REQ_POOL_USAGE
Registered MSG_REQ_DMALLOC_MARK and LOG_CHANGED
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (10000) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
_get_interfaces: Failed to retrieve interface index for 'lan1': No such file or directory
added interface lan0 ip=192.168.0.100 bcast=192.168.0.255 netmask=255.255.255.0
added interface lan1 ip=10.7.7.2 bcast=10.7.7.255 netmask=255.255.255.0
IBMPEERS
        \\MUSICMACHINE                  MusicMachine
         \\MAINMACHINE                   MAINMACHINE Samba Server for OS/2 based systems
                \\MAINMACHINE\IPC$              IPC Service (MAINMACHINE Samba Server for OS/2 based systems)
                \\MAINMACHINE\D                 Drive D: (JFS)
                \\MAINMACHINE\Printer           Printer

 Seems there is an error from 'get interfaces' with 'lan1'. (the TAP driver) MusicMachine is Windows 10 with several shares not shown, but do show on the drive when mounted. Not sure what to do about it. I'm guessing this may be a SAMBA config issue with multiple interfaces. Google brings up nothing on this error....

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Networking / Re: openvpn configuration?
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:22:08 am »
Hi Paul,

 I am using your new 2.4.7 build here on both OS/2 client and server with no issues so far. It's great being able to log on to my home network shares with ArcaMapper anywhere I can connect to the internet.

 There is one minor issue with ArcaMapper (happened with all the OpenVPN builds I've tried) - when started, on the 'Network Neighborhood' tab, all of the SAMBA machines show up, but none of the shares on them. I can mount 'All shares on server' on any of the machines and shares appear when I browse the drive mounted, but no shared folder can be mounted individually. This does not happen when I am connected directly to my LAN at home. Not a big deal, but maybe there is some setting not quite right.... need to read more about OpenVPN

 Thanks for all you do for OS/2!

Regards,

 PS. - the OpenVPN_src.zip on Hobbes doesn't have the TAP driver source in it?

 

 

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Networking / Re: openvpn configuration?
« on: October 06, 2019, 02:16:20 am »
 @Doug,

  In the openvpn.zip file found on Hobbes, in the 'another' folder, there is a good cookbook for setting up a server and client on OS/2. I gave it a shot and it works great... Paul's new build too. Now I can use ArcaMapper to access my shares remotely on my laptop. Had to set up a port forward on my router to do it....

Regards,

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 05, 2019, 08:06:16 pm »
 Hi Martin,

  I saw your post and decided to try Timidity MCD but so far no luck playing any MIDI files. If I double click one, the WPS resets and if I right click one, then choose 'Player', the playing app starts, but hangs the WPS until I force kill the 'AB' process with Top.

  The problem with CWMM can be dealt with by editing the OS2.INI 'CWMM' keyword 'mmCLSDontCheckDrives' to include the drive letter of the drive with the MIDI files on it.

  Let us know if you get it going...

Regards,

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Setup & Installation / Re: And it works! DOS and WINOS2 on Thinkpad X 250!
« on: September 29, 2019, 08:56:20 pm »
 Right click on the session icon -> Properties, click on the 'Session' tab -> Properties, choose 'All DOS settings' and scroll down to 'DOS_UMB' and click the 'Off' button. In CONFIG.SYS the default values are set on the DOS=LOW, NOUMB line. If you ever changed that for some reason (like I did) to DOS=HIGH, UMB then DOS/Win sessions will default to using DOS_UMB=On unless you go to the properties page of each session and explicitly change it there. So it's a good idea to check for that if you are having trouble with DOS/Win sessions...

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Setup & Installation / Re: And it works! DOS and WINOS2 on Thinkpad X 250!
« on: September 29, 2019, 06:51:03 pm »
 Another thing I found on 2 of my computers is that 'DOS_UMB=off' must be set, or no DOS/Win session will work...

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

  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: 'https://repos.arcanoae.com/subscription/$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....

Regards,

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