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The version included in Virtualbox 6.1.4 works with WPS, if the changes requested in the ticket 19453 are made:


Felix, can you provide a test version with your fixes that I could try?

General Discussion / Re: Strange behavior.
« on: April 08, 2020, 10:49:57 am »
Yes, I had the very same problem.
Using NFTP in passive mode seems to improve the situation but does not completely rectify it.
Alex, can you try NFTP in passive mode and see if that improves the situation ? I'd be interested in the results.


Utilities / Re: VLC traps Panorama driver
« on: April 05, 2020, 04:42:03 pm »
Yes, that fixes it, thanks !

Utilities / Re: VLC traps Panorama driver
« on: April 05, 2020, 09:57:24 am »
Yes, I can open a bug report.
But really, the video driver should never trap even if you are passing it invalid parameters. As Dave Graser has stated,this trap effectively freezes your system to a point where you can no longer interact with it. The only good news is that you can properly shut down the system via the CAD handler which fortunately operates in text mode.
Dave Graser, would you please open a bug report at AN?
I think this problem will be fairly easy to fix since the trap info list the location and also the register contents.

Programming / Re: how to stay a window on top
« on: April 04, 2020, 09:45:20 pm »
Or try WinSetActiveWindow. See the help for this function. The active window will be placed above all other top-level windows on the screen (see "Window activation" in the help).

Programming / Re: how to stay a window on top
« on: April 04, 2020, 09:35:59 pm »
If your child window is a sibling of your main window (whatever "child" and "main" window means in your context), you can use WinSetWindowPos with SWP_ZORDER to place your child window on top of any other sibling windows.

Sibling windows have a common parent window. If you can show us the relationship between your "child" window and "main" window (using PMTree, for example) then it should be possible to come up with a solution.

Utilities / VLC traps Panorama driver
« on: April 04, 2020, 09:24:26 pm »

when I attempt to play an AVI movie in VLC, then VLC will trap in VBE2GRAD.DLL at the very end of the movie. I am using Panorama V1.15.
Is anyone else seeing this problem and can report that as a bug to AN (I am no longer entitled to report bugs).
Here is the POPUPLOG.OS2 and also the partial TRP file from VLC:

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04-04-2020  20:51:57  SYS3175  PID 0049  TID 0001  Slot 0096
P1=00000001  P2=bebe25e0  P3=XXXXXXXX  P4=XXXXXXXX 
EAX=00000134  EBX=bf3e25e0  ECX=000001f0  EDX=bebe25e0
ESI=bebe25e0  EDI=bf3e25e0 
DS=0053  DSACC=d0f3  DSLIM=bfffffff 
ES=0053  ESACC=d0f3  ESLIM=bfffffff 
FS=150b  FSACC=00f3  FSLIM=00000030
GS=0000  GSACC=****  GSLIM=********
CS:EIP=005b:1ed81fe9  CSACC=d0df  CSLIM=bfffffff
SS:ESP=0053:0012f06c  SSACC=d0f3  SSLIM=bfffffff
EBP=0012f088  FLG=00010297

VBE2GRAD.DLL 0001:00001fe9

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 Exception Report - created 2020/04/04 20:51:44

 OS2/eCS Version:  2.45
 # of Processors:  4
 Physical Memory:  3059 mb
 Virt Addr Limit:  3072 mb
 Exceptq Version:  7.11.3-shl (Jul  5 2016)


 Exception C0000005 - Access Violation

 Process:  Z:\VLC2\USR\LOCAL\BIN\VLC.EXE (08/24/2019 14:13:20 10,715)
 PID:      49 (73)
 TID:      03 (3)
 Priority: 200

 Filename: D:\OS2\DLL\VBE2GRAD.DLL (09/02/2019 12:47:03 64,585)
 Address:  005B:1ED81FE9 (0001:00001FE9)
 Cause:    Attempted to read from BEBEDC80
           (unallocated memory)


 Failing Instruction

 1ED81FE0  JA        0x1ed82002         (77 20)
 1ED81FE2  MOV       ECX, [ESP]         (8b0c24)
 1ED81FE5  MOV       ESI, EDX           (89d6)
 1ED81FE7  MOV       EDI, EBX           (89df)
 1ED81FE9 >REP MOVSD                    (f3 a5)
 1ED81FEB  MOV       ESI, [ESP+0x4]     (8b7424 04)
 1ED81FEF  MOV       EAX, [0x1ed9005c]  (a1 5c00d91e)
 1ED81FF4  INC       ESI                (46)



 EAX : 0000013A   EBX  : BF3EDC80   ECX : 00000078   EDX  : BEBEDC80
 ESP : 0292E720   EBP  : 0292E73C   EIP : 1ED81FE9   EFLG : 00210293
 CS  : 005B       CSLIM: FFFFFFFF   SS  : 0053       SSLIM: FFFFFFFF

 EAX : not a valid address
 EBX : read/write memory allocated by DRIVER
 ECX : not a valid address
 EDX : unallocated memory
 ESI : unallocated memory
 EDI : read/write memory allocated by DRIVER


 Stack Info for Thread 03

   Size       Base        ESP         Max         Top
 00100000   02930000 -> 0292E720 -> 02920000 -> 02830000


 Call Stack

   EBP     Address    Module     Obj:Offset    Nearest Public Symbol
 --------  ---------  --------  -------------  -----------------------
 Trap  ->  1ED81FE9   VBE2GRAD  0001:00001FE9  between UpdateRect + C9 and SetMTRR - 47

 0292E73C  0000014E   Invalid address: 0000014E

The trap happens in routine "UpdateRect" on a MOVSD instruction because the source address (in register ESI) is invalid.

Hardware / Re: usbdrv233
« on: March 26, 2020, 05:42:32 pm »
About file sizes: the files are usually compressed by the linker (with a somewhat lousy compression scheme that the linker applies. These compression schemes exist since OS/2 2.x times).
That said, if you don't have major changes in a file, the file might not change in size.
File sizes are not reliable and do not "tell the whole truth".

Hardware / Re: usbdrv233
« on: March 25, 2020, 03:14:12 pm »
I installed usbdrv233 and rebooted and noticed I no longer had access to my removable USB drives.  The clue was the "an removable media monitor" disappeared.  This has happened before.  The problem is the new usbcalls.dll.  When I copy ver 3.32 usbcalls.dll over the 3.33 version and reboot, the removable media monitor is back and my usb drives are recognized.

This cannot be the reason. I also use the removable media monitor together will all of the USB 10.233 USB stack and it works without a problem. By the way: the "removable media monitor" does not make use of USBCALLS.DLL and USBRESMG.SYS at all. It directly cooperates with USBMSD.ADD. So what you might want to try is to keep USBCALLS.DLL and instead backlevel USBMSD.ADD and see if THAT is the problem.

Edit: in 10.233, usbcalls.dll is UNCHANGED (except for the version number) compared to 10.232.

General Discussion / Re: Strange behavior.
« on: March 06, 2020, 10:19:02 am »
I only see this error if I try to connect from my OS/2 guest and the Windows host at the same time (in an act of desperation,placing the files in a shared folder) which is ok and can be expected. But I have these data transfer problems even with only one FTP client connected.

General Discussion / Re: Strange behavior.
« on: March 04, 2020, 11:53:00 pm »
The failure is intermittent. It would attempt to upload usbdrv223.txt but it failed half way. Likewise it will hang when displaying directory content in a FTP client and eventually get it done. It's completely unstable. I never had these problems in the past and it's not a question of some server script failing.

General Discussion / Re: Strange behavior.
« on: March 04, 2020, 08:13:38 pm »
I cannot even properly download 2 files (the binary and the text file). It always fails along the way and I cannot rename or remove the broken files. What a lousy piece of sh*t. Nothing works anymore. And it used to work without a problem.

Internet / Re: Any updates on the Falcon QT browser?
« on: March 04, 2020, 08:47:41 am »
Is "Chromium" (mostly) the equivalent to "the Falkon browser" or is this yet another engine/component to port before the browser itself can be ported?
Plus,libraries might need to be extended/fixed that already exist which is also mentioned. That will also take some time which should not be underestimated.

General Discussion / Re: How to upload to Hobbes pub/incoming
« on: March 01, 2020, 07:53:45 pm »
Huh scroll all the way down on th main page ... :-)


I wrote an email to him/her. I wonder if I will ever receive an answer …


General Discussion / How to upload to Hobbes pub/incoming
« on: March 01, 2020, 03:26:35 pm »
Anyone know what is wrong with Hobbes ? I cannot upload to pub/incoming and I also can neither delete nor rename files that I downloaded but resulted in zero filelength.
Who to turn to ? How to rename or delete files that are now in the way ?


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