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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:46:38 pm »
Hi Ben,

The only reason I can think of why the log daemon would have a problem is if the log file cannot be written to, assuming there are no problems with your harddisks. It is close to 20 years since I've had OS/2 log or error daemons enabled in OS/2 (apart from syslog) so have no memory of where the logs maybe kept.
Do a search of your boot drive and maybe consider backing any log files up if you need then then delete them.

Internet / Re: PMMail and EARLYMEMINIT=TRUE problem?
« on: October 08, 2019, 07:32:19 pm »
If memory serves..

The only time you should not have EARLYMEMINIT=TRUE in your config.sys file is if you are using a motherboard with ISA slots, possibly that includes laptops with PCMCIA 16bit cards as well. Otherwise it is as Doug states. I also use PMMail v3.11.47.2052

I have no problem with that statement along with 'VIRTUALADDRESSLIMIT=2560'.
I do turn my computer off every night but with Dave's build of Firefox left open all day along with PMMail, my PC gets  a lot of work using Open Office and PMView for university assignments so I like to start fresh every morning.

Hardware / Re: SNAP and dual-head display setup recommendations...
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:07:52 pm »
Hi Dariusz,

I've only used dual head on a ATI Radeon X550, and one other ATI card I've forgotten the model, one on the DVI, the other the RGB/VGA socket.
Never bothered trying it on anything else.


Applications / Re: XWP v1.0.13 Beta 1
« on: August 31, 2019, 07:46:24 pm »
resizing vertical or horizontal did not help here either :(

Applications / Re: XWP v1.0.13 Beta 1
« on: August 30, 2019, 05:59:47 am »
More than a little bit, over 50% pulse graph does'nt show at all.
It also tracks a lot faster which seeks attention from ones eyeballs, the older and slower one you only looked at when you wished to.

Overall though, XWP v1.0.13 Beta 1 seems more solid after running since its release.
I still have a problem with cmd file icons vanishing from the Tray but I suspect it is likely to be none XWP related as cmd icon's change of there own volition sometimes - something I've not looked at as it's been happening for years and below my threshold of looking into :)

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: August 28, 2019, 06:01:04 am »
The only differences I remember between the 38.x and 45.x versions are:-

Can restart the browser more times before it clags
Displays more websites without problems
Is a lot faster (possibly only the compile options)
The unseen parts - security updates.
(added - I've had no stability problems with Dave's build which I've been using since he released them, however all my DLL's etc are manually updated.)

A lot slower to startup but as long as you opened it once and do not restart it, apart from the occasional website based problems it ran well.

I'm using Linux more and more though as there are many Australian Gov/University/Banking and other websites like Google Apps that no longer accept Firefox v45.x - it's the lack of updated javascript that seems to be the problem.

Though to be fair I'm also finding several websites that no longer seem to work with the latest Firefox under Linux, they seem to only work properly with Chrome which is a pain. My wife is also having problems with more websites using the latest Firefox on her Mac, she prefers Seamonkey because that is what she uses for email but she knows she will have to change to something else as it's getting to hard.

Hardware / Re: Connect PS/2 hardware...
« on: August 07, 2019, 03:22:31 pm »
The above post was in response to André's post, I know USB ISA, and PCI cards are still out their on ebay and remembered there were USB drivers for DOS (see Olafur's post above) but have not looked for where they were, I also remember someone had IBM's USB drivers working with Warp3 but I'm not sure of which ones they were.

Unfortunately any solution is likely to cost though eBay can make it cheaper.

The only computers that I would use a card with PS/2 type sockets, would need to be for a modern bus, I think any company looking at making something like that would likely not release a ISA or PCI version :(  Would be nice though.

Hardware / Re: Connect PS/2 hardware...
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:29:00 pm »
I've seen laptop 'docking' stations that are a cylinder with a USB3 lead that plugs into your laptop, and the cylinder part has PS/2 sockets for keyboard and mouse, VGA, Serial, NIC port and extra USB ports on it.

Thought about looking for one to see if I could use my Model K/M keyboards on PC's that do not have PS/2 sockets.

Web applications / Re: Migrating Apache Web Server
« on: July 24, 2019, 04:50:10 pm »
Hi Neil,

Moving from v1.3.41 to v2.2.something, I got there from addressing the errors that appeared in the error log.
Maybe try updating Apache 1.3.6 to Apache 1.3.41 first before going to the Apache v2.x.x branch.

in httpd.conf for error reporting, I have the following:

    ErrorLog logs/error.log
    LogLevel warn

You should be able to find other error levels by googling.

Hi klipp,

Could be something in your x:\MPTN\BIN\SETUP.CMD file.
If memory serves, that error is ifconfig related, run any ifconfig lines from your setup.cmd file and see which one errors, or post your setup.cmd file.

I was also thinking about 'x:\MPTN\BIN\MPTSTART.CMD' but think it more relevant to start with setup.cmd

Internet / Re: access
« on: May 29, 2019, 06:47:00 am »
Hi Olafur,

I literally do not know, you should ask Ian why some requests do not get answered.

I do not think there is a single request I have not answered as the purpose of the verified access is to simply stop my server being swamped by search engines, bots and serial machine gun downloaders.

The only reason I would not answer a request, is if I have not received one. Reasons I may not receive one:

There are some IP ranges that are blacklisted at the firewall, mainly Russia, Ukraine, and some others from M247, all of whom are rampart form spammers and ignore abuse reports. Other IP's blacklisted are torr gateways because I'm sick of the attacks and abuse.
The only email server IP's blacklisted are in general RBL's, plus a lot of Syria, Turkey, Africa and Brazil. LeaseWeb in the Netherlands have a few blacklisted IP ranges as they ignore spam and abuse reports (as far as I can make out, they ignore any form of communication unless you are in The Netherlands). The web form works fine for these.

I have had a couple of people submit requests by my webform that I have not been able to reply to over the years due to an incorrect email address given but otherwise if it's a name I recognize, such as yours, I would contact you by other means.


Internet / Re: access
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:15:32 pm »
Hi Olafur,

Here is an alternative that does not rely on difficult to get login rights

Not difficult, on the front page of ==> "Authentication is required to access the data section. See the READ ME link in the top left corner."

Feel free to ask me and I will provide you with a username and password.


Setup & Installation / Re: Desktop screen shots
« on: April 09, 2019, 06:25:46 pm »
My main OS/2 machine has evolved since the mid 90's, it just works and I'm happy with that. The few problems I've had have been of my own making in doing things I probably shouldn't be doing under the hood, or due to hardware failure.

OS/2 allows me to get my work done, and I cant help but notice a lot of people that use other operating systems seem to spend an incredible amount of time updating, restoring, asking for help, mixed with weird and strange things happening after updates. I don't have time to spend fixing base operating system problems.

I do have AN installed on a laptop for traveling, which is about once a year, I do mean to try using it more but my current OS is still comfortable, and working, since the mid 90's..

Intel Core2Duo 3Ghz, 4Gb DDR3 ram, 500Gb Seagate HD, ATI card, Snap. Network drives to the main server.

Applications / Re: Converting .BOO to PDF ?
« on: April 08, 2019, 04:24:09 pm »
Ask or search in, I'm sure Kevin or someone was converting .boo's to .pdf's in the past few years

Programming / Re: eWorkplace ini file entries?
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:28:56 pm »
Hi Doug,

Checked my config.sys on a whim, the order I have is:

Server has the same order, been like that for many years.
I'll check the readme if I get the 12.x's :)

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