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Messages - Dave Yeo

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Applications / Re: VirtualBox problems
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:01:54 pm »
Updating the driver still allows booting. Running virtualbox.exe still results in the same error. Reviewing the readme, it looks like I was wrong about nspr-legacy being a dependency, I guess it is actually a xpcom error and virtualbox includes its own build of xpcom, VBoxXCOM.dll. So no idea what, if any, upgrade broke virtualbox.

BTW, about your ifx error. I saw dmt (the eCS version of ifx) hangs in the past with eCS but none with ArcaOS. Doug might have a point in the ordering in config.sys.

Applications / Re: VirtualBox problems
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:18:05 pm »
I'm using the original driver dated 11/10/16, same as the most of the files, no problem booting but attempting to run virtualbox.exe gives the same error as you get in nspr.
Looking at ANPM, seems nspr-legacy was updated at the same time as nspr and attempting to down level results in an error about nspr needing down leveled as well. Need the latest nspr for Mozilla.
I've updated the driver and will test booting with it and also test downgrading both nspr and nspr-legacy after rebooting.

I haven't seen it either, using en_CA.

Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:27:06 am »
The options live under mozilla/ where Firefox and most of the code live and the SeaMonkey people couldn't just change the defaults so I guess they changed their code to do the opposite and default to no automatic updates.

Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:29:53 pm »
That's strange. Are those settings bold? Bold would mean you changed them at some point.
Here they're set to true and I haven't seen the update message. You could try toggling them to true as perhaps upstream changed the defaults as SM updates are broken on all platforms last I heard.

Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:14:01 pm »
Haven't seen that. Try going to about:config, search for app.update, and toggle and/or app.update.enabled to false.
Let me know if it works and I can change the defaults.

Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:29:34 pm »
Looks like something along the lines of
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%doc digger.txt readme.txt
%license copyright.txt
untested here as I'm not setup to build packages and perhaps it should just be
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I should add that under *nix, these types of programs seem to create score files and configuration files that belong in %HOME% upon first run rather then installing them.

Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 18, 2018, 03:38:58 am »
The Arca Noae Package Manager should show any hplip updates - you may want to install the netlabs-exp repository as that shows v3.17.11-1 available but be aware that the "exp" probably means experimental.

It does. Be careful installing stuff from exp, you can break your system. In this case just install v3.17.11-1 and any dependencies it needs, if any.

Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:09:15 am »
Probably @UNIXROOT\usr\lib\game or possibly @UNIXROOT\usr\share\game.

Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:59:56 pm »
Shouldn't the ico be in the same directory with the exe so that any program object would use it?

The sco file is the high scores file. Should not be put in %HOME%/config, perhaps %HOME% or @unixroot/var/games.
Seems digger is not the best program to be adapted to RPM as it expects a DOS environment but since Martin is just playing around, it doesn't matter if it actually runs.

Martin, have you looked at Might be better to start with as it seems RPM is really geared towards having the source.

Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:49:48 pm »
I notice this line,
cp -p digger.sco $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/home/.config/%{name}
is that right? Seems it should be
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cp -p digger.sco $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@home/.config/%{name} at a guess.

Networking / Re: Samba Server
« on: March 16, 2018, 12:13:54 am »
At one point git started complaining about no passwrd file or similar with one repository. For a fix, I was advised to install Samba server, a Warpin archive at the time, and it fixed the issue by creating the passwrd file. So it should work.

I made a STARTUP.CMD file and put it into my ArcaOS 5.02 root directory.

@ echo off
md temp

I'd suggest
if not exist x:\temp mkdir \temp
As at least here, after a warm reboot, all files are still present on the ramdisk and IIRC, trying to create an existing directory causes an error.
which creates a temp directory on drive X which is my RAM drive.

I then changed my config.sys to point to where my new temporary directory is located.

SET TMP=x:\\temp
Is this typo also in your config.sys?
SET TEMP=x:\temp
SET TMPDIR=x:\temp

Now the problem.

My Firefox 45.9.0 download directory in Options points to


When I download a file, it always fails.  When I click the retry, it shows it finishes the download.

However,the downloaded file is not found in the f:\home\temp directory.

I now find it in my X:\temp directory.

Before, Firefox would have no problem downloading and the downloads would always be found in the home\temp directory.

Have I done something wrong or is this a problem with Firefox?

Sometimes it seems hard to get changes to the download directory to stick. Try pointing it elsewhere and then try putting it back.
BTW, Firefox also has problems downloading to the root of a drive.

Networking / Re: Test build wpa_supplicant v2.7
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:32:36 pm »
I must of mis-clicked when copying the exe. Now it says "wpa-supplicant v2.7-devel (OS2-v2beta)-hostap_2_6-1746-gba5 and perhaps 4, it is clipped at this point as itis wider then the settings window.
Seems to work fine.

Networking / Re: Test build wpa_supplicant v2.7
« on: March 13, 2018, 06:55:43 pm »
Hi Andi, thanks for the update.
The readme.os2 needs updating to refer to where ArcaOS stores its wpa_supplicant.exe, namely x:\sys\apps\xwps\plugins\xcenter\xwlan
After rebooting (is this needed? Perhaps add to readme.os2) right clicking shows I'm now using wpa_supplicant v2.2 (eCS-v1) which I have to assume is correct.
Double clicking the widget connected to my internet hub fine, seemed to connect quicker. Firefox loaded pages fine.
This on a T42

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