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Applications / Re: theseus 4.001 trap in usbmon
« on: May 25, 2021, 01:21:36 pm »
hi All

I have never had a problem deleting the USBPRT Auto monitor from the Startup folder. This is something I always do immediately after an install as it is never required as I use a wireless printer - and most modern usb printers require cups which does not use the IBM USB print system.


Regards

Pete



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Programming / Re: Installing Prominaire Designer
« on: April 29, 2021, 12:51:18 am »
Hi Mike

Never used or installed PD but wondering if any config.sys file entries are required - in LibPath maybe - to get the installed version working...

What happens when you try to start the app from a command line?


Regards

Pete

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Hi Sigurd

I have bumped into this problem on my Desktop system.

The underlying problem is that the usb stick failed to reattach during the boot process - the system ejects the usb stick and reattaches it as part of the boot process.

After a lot of faffing around I came to the conclusion that the fault was with the usb stick in use as install continued when using a different make usb stick. The usb sticks that failed were both "cheapies" off ebay.

During the "faffing" mentioned above I did manage to get install to continue with 1 of the "cheapies" by physically removing the usb stick and reinserting just before the system looked for the usb stick. Timing is critical and I cannot remember the exact point of reinsertion but the usb stick can be removed after booting from "Menu for own choices" continues. Sorry I cannot be more helpful about timing.

DOH!!!

I created a bug report and checking it I wrote:-


Yes, it is possible to unplug then plug back in but timing is very critical.
I unplugged the stick when the sticks led indicator was extinguished just after leaving "Menu for own choices" and plugged back in when I saw some network lines appear onscreen... very shortly before the pmshell call. This got me through Phase1. However, I missed inserting stick quickly enough after the reboot into Phase2.

So, you will have to be "on your toes" to get the usb stick reinserted in time  :-)

Not sure if anything else in the bug report will be of use  https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=2890

Good Luck

Pete

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Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 16, 2021, 08:49:43 pm »
Hi Ivan

Hope you are recovering well from being squashed into your garage door.

I have used win95key in the past so had another look. Yes, win95key recognises the "Media Stop" key but there is no suitable plugin listed to attach it to.

The problem seems to be SMPlayer and VLC cannot scan this key despite system "key" utilities having no problem...


Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 16, 2021, 06:05:15 pm »
Hi All

Having posted a very brief "how to" above I now find I do not know the answer to this problem:

The XWP Keyboard recognises my keyboard "Media Stop" button as 0xD4 (212) but neither SMPlayer or VLC seem to be able to recognise this button when using their "capture" techniques - SMPlayer leaves the field blank while VLC calls it "Unset".

I did try entering the button name Media Stop (which I named the button in XWP) in SMPlayer but that does not work, when the button is pressed playback continues as though no button has been pressed.

Is there anything else I should try before I open a ticket for SMPlayer or pester KO Myung-Hun about this problem?


Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: Keyboard special keys on OS/2-ArcaOS
« on: April 16, 2021, 12:45:18 am »
Hi Martin

Use the XWP Keyboard, Function Keys, RightMouseClick and select New Function Key to display the Edit Function Key Definition window.

Click in the Hardware scan code field (red) and press a key. Most keys respond by giving you the key scan value in Hex (and Decimal), you can give the key a description in the above field.

An example:

I have a keyboard with a Play/Pause button which I  setup to Play/Pause in SMPlayer.

In the Edit Function Key Definition window mentionhed above I clicked in the Hardware scan code field and then pressed the keyboard Play/Pause button. This displays the scan code 0x53 (83). I used Media Play as Key description.

Next I opened SMPlayer, Options -> Preferences, selected Keyboard and Mouse and then scrolled down to find and select Media Play, Toggle Media Play/Pause. Then I pressed the Play/Pause button.

I can now Play/Pause playback in SMPlayer using the keyboard Play/Pause button.


Hope the above gives you an idea how to setup all those extra keys  :-)

Pete

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Setup & Installation / Re: Booting with NVMe
« on: April 14, 2021, 03:53:16 pm »
Hi Greg

My guess is that it needs to be before ahci and/or danis506 - that is the "traditional" method eg:-

  BASEDEV=NVME.ADD
  BASEDEV=OS2AHCI.ADD
  BASEDEV=DANIS506.ADD

If that does not work you will need to explore the options. Let us know how you get on  :-)


Regards

Pete



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Hardware / Re: Virtualbox, eCS and USB 12.08
« on: April 12, 2021, 04:52:09 pm »
Hi All

No problem booting to a working AN 5.0.5+ Desktop on real hardware with usb12.08 installed here.

However, I may be seeing a related problem: shortly after copying files to or from USB2 or USB3 attached drives I get a system hang - locks up solid, no mouse or keyboard - requiring a reboot via press of Reset button. This hang happens around a couple of minutes after copying has finished and USB drive is ejected. REMming out the config.sys xhcd lines makes no difference.

A couple of hours ago after copying some files to USB2 drive and ejecting USB2 drive I fired up Seamonkey visited these forums started scrolling the current VSlick discussion and had a TRAP - should have taken a photo... Doubt if it was an os2world.com problem, wonder if it was related to the system hangs mentioned above.

I do not see these problems with 12.07


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: VisualAge 2.0 Smalltalk
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:59:19 pm »
Hi

There is a bit of info and some links on various Smalltalk packages that may be helpful here http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Smalltalk

I also seem to recall there was an IBM Smalltalk newsgroup but no idea if it still exists.


Regards

Pete

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Storage / Re: eSata
« on: March 26, 2021, 12:25:13 am »
Hi Doug

We are discussing an external drive case that used to have eSATA and USB3 sockets but which now only has USB3 socket - so there is no longer an option to use it as eSATA drive, it is now USB only.


Regards

Pete

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Storage / Re: eSata
« on: March 25, 2021, 05:19:43 pm »
Hi Martin

I think you should mention the following

   1] eSATA works as per SATA ie must power off system to eject drive.

   2] eSATA support was dropped at some point, I do not know when.


Regards

Pete

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Storage / Re: "cannot operate the hard disk"...seems familiar, right?
« on: March 18, 2021, 01:16:21 am »
Hi Dariusz

Looks like the drive letter could be getting changed...

Do you have both SSDs connected? - try disconnecting the 250Gb to test.


Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: Quatech SSP-100 Serial Port PCMCIA in ArcaOS
« on: March 14, 2021, 07:11:19 pm »
Hi

Never had to fanny around with PCMCIA at all myself but this page looks like it may be of help http://office.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/quatech/quatech_ssp_ssp100.html?p=42


Regards

Pete

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Hi Dave

Shame as ArcaOS simply does not include anything useful in terms of multimedia playback - except CD Pllayer ( Classic).


Regards

Pete



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Hi Martin

SMPlayer will not be much use without mplayer  :-)

I would also add PMunimix to your list.


Regards

Pete

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