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Hardware / Re: WiFiBlast
« on: March 15, 2019, 02:39:28 pm »
I find the AC750 and the others on my Travel Routers web page all fail on captive portals. Captive portals are mostly obsolete, but there are still quite a few of them operating.

Hardware / Re: WiFiBlast
« on: March 08, 2019, 05:41:47 am »
I've documented a few WiFi travel routers here

My favorite so far is the same as Ivan, the TP LInk AC 750.

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 1.0 online simulator
« on: March 05, 2019, 05:12:17 pm »
It works here in Firefox45. How do they do that?

Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:00:46 pm »
I'm not a gamer at all, but I was interested in what people are doing outside the OS/2 community. Here is a DOS gaming site that I thought could be pretty helpful to us.

It lists the DOS games freely available on the Internet ranked by popularity.

Hardware / Re: AS400 and IBM Access Client Solution (ACS)
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:06:00 am »
Thanks for your comment. I went to Google and found IBM i Access Client Solutions (32-bit) Version: Build id: 5492. This seems to start and I am able to connect to the iSeries with a 5250 emulator.

I am looking to enable SSL, but I think something is missing on the host.


Hardware / AS400 and IBM Access Client Solution (ACS)
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:47:49 pm »
I've got a Affirmative Unicomp 1225T 5250 Model M 122-Key PS2 Buckling Spring Keyboard (See attachment for picture)

I had to hook it to the computer using a Belkin USB adapter. It seems to work. Is there anything I need to do to have the system recognize all 122 keys? I have ArcaOS 5.0.3 running, and the last version of Personal Communications.

I'm trying to support Access to an AS400.
Neil still using that old piece of shit? Is that a very old AS400 customer? Or does he have a later >=V7R1 release? If so i strongly suggest to use IBM i Access Client Solution (ACS in short). It's written in Java and works like a charm. I use it daily, as thats my main development job


This didn't go anywhere for me until now. The customer just upgraded his very old AS400. Now I should be able to use ACS. I have downloaded a copy of Access Client Solution, but I don't see how to start it using OS/2. Do you use a command file or something? I tried starting from command line:

{0}[k:\programs\iaccess] java -jar acsbundle.jar
java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/ibm/iaccess/launch/AcsLaunchPad : Un
supported major.minor version 52.0
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
        at Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
        at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
Could not find the main class: Program will

Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:38:44 pm »

I'm also experiencing some DOS windows session issue.  Look at the attached image  and see if it looks familiar.
Any help is welcome.


This item from the eComStation quick guide might help:

Code: [Select]
Q: When I try to start a DOS or Win16 window, I get a popup message saying that the
video mode is not supported. What do I do?
A: You can try two things:
1. Edit your CONFIG.SYS file and locate the line which loads VSVGA.SYS. Add
the following switch to the end of the line:
You may also need to edit AUTOEXEC.BAT and add the following lines to the
end of the file:
mode co80
2. If solution 1 does not work, try changing the name of the VSVGA.SYS driver in
CONFIG.SYS to “VVGA.SYS” instead.

Also, many of us have seen this kind of problem fixed by ACPI 3.23.10.

Finally, if neither work, try older hardware.

Hardware / Re: T540P Touch-Pad Button Issue
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:09:52 pm »
I didn't disable the touchpad on my T540p, and I don't see the mouse jumping around. I'm also using AMouse.

Applications / Re: PMMail - COMCAST - secure tunnel
« on: January 06, 2019, 03:58:08 pm »
The thing is, there is no reason currently to Open Source PMMail. If a developer is willing to commit to working on PMMail, the program can be made open source (with permission of the current owner, VOICE) in a way that works for all parties. As it stands, we have quite a few developers who have access to the code with a non-disclosure agreement, but none who will commit some time to enhance the software.

There is also the point that when QT5 is finished, there are other e-mail clients with IMAP that can be ported. The continuing of the platform does not depend on PMMail, just the future enjoyment of current users.

Applications / Re: PMMail - COMCAST - secure tunnel
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:06:54 pm »
I reviewed the purchase agreement again, and I don't think there is anything in the way of making PMMail for OS/2 open source. I would still contact the prior owner just to make sure we agree.

Any software can be open-sourced with the permission of the owners.

Applications / Re: PMMail - COMCAST - secure tunnel
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:17:58 pm »
Moreover, it isn't open source. Who will work on a closed-source project, does this
work feasible? Personally, I'd not invest my time into a closed-source project :(

I'm willing to propose to the VOICE board making PMMail open-source if there is a programmer who will do what's needed to PMMail.

VOICE purchased the rights to PMMail for OS/2 only. I'm not sure what we have can be open-sourced, but I'm willing to try.

Hardware / Re: Is there any SCSI PCI Express card supported by OS/2 ?
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:06:23 pm »
I have not had any luck with PCI to PCIe converters under eCS or ArcaOS. Running what you have in a real PCI slot seems to be the best route.

I'm recommending Lenovo M93p SFF and mini-tower lately for eCS and ArcaOS users who want recent hardware. Both of them feature one PCI slot.

I think the last SCSI card to get OS/2 drivers was LSI-320, which was PCI-x. I'm not sure about support details -- I'm not personally that fond of SCSI.

Setup & Installation / Adding and Removing Printer drivers
« on: December 30, 2018, 05:00:45 pm »
This ought to be straightforward. The list of installed printers is listed in any printer driver properties. You select the one you want, and the system deletes it.

But sometimes it doesn't. It may give the message that the printer driver cannot be deleted because it is in use by one or more printers. But examining the other printer objects shows that none are using it.

Manage Printers gives the same behavior and messages, so it's probably not some GUI bug. What is going on?

Applications / Re: PMMail - COMCAST - secure tunnel
« on: December 30, 2018, 03:25:13 pm »
PMMail is a closed-source project. I can grant access to the source code to OS/2 developers subject to the licensing terms. No one is currently updating source code, but we have retained the ability to build the software.

The bare hooks are there for IMAP support -- it would be nice to have a volunteer add and support that feature.

The exceptq package is supported by PMMail. The TRP reports give useful information that can be used to track down the cause of some crashes.

Applications / Re: P7zip syntax for archiving an entire volume
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:48:16 pm »
You could try the information available here.

That just repeats the information in the manual. It turns out that my syntax was correct; it worked when I used instead of the newer

Are you now good with p7zip 9.20.1? Do you see any developer listed to get a bug report?

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