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Applications / SMPlayer-How to get rid of "-slave" option
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:08:11 am »
I get this error when trying to load SMPlayer, How do I get rid of the -slave option?

MEncoder SVN-r34646-OS2-4.4.6 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
-slave is not an MEncoder option

Exiting... (error parsing command line)

Thanks for any ideas.  klipp

Applications / Samba and ArcaOS?
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:02:57 am »
Samba has worked great here ever since the later ArcaOS betas. Now I can't get it to work on ArcaOS any more. I've tried this on both AMD & Intel based machines and get the same problems. The machines are listed in "Network Neighborhood" but shared subdirectories are not listed so sharing can't take place. Samba still works fine on eCS box in the LAN. This seems to have started possibly after one of the many YUM updates.
I keep thinking I've screwed up inadverantly, but making the same mistake on two different machines that used to work fine is a stretch.
Thanks in advance for any comments (good or bad!)


Opening the Arca Noae  Package Manager gives the following error:

Line 12 of init in yummie.vrm:
+++  Call SockLoadFunc;

Yum worked fine until I tried to figure out and fix this error, now its dead also.
Need someone smarter than me to help me fix this.

Thanks klipp

Programming / libc-0.6.6-35.oc00.i686 question
« on: October 14, 2017, 06:15:23 pm »
Are we ever going to see libc-0.6.6-32.oc00.i686 updated to libc-0.6.6-35.oc00.i586 on  either the Arcanoae or Netlabs repositories?

Programming / Get a Free copy of ArcaOS 5.0.1
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:25:22 pm »
Go to for details.

Setup & Installation / Installing different sound card drivers ArcaOS
« on: June 03, 2017, 04:36:24 pm »
Recently there was a discussion about changing sound card drivers using minstall on this forum. I can't seem to find it to make a reply. Can anyone tell me where this discussion took place?

Thanks,  klipp

Programming / DropBox problem
« on: January 04, 2017, 12:24:40 am »
Has anybody got DropBox working correctly on OS2-eCS? I'm partway there but can't seem to come up with the final fix. I'm using npdpbox-0.4.0-b5 with Netdrive-NDFS315. It passes the authorization and brings up my current DropBox directory list on Firefox, but I cant do anything, as there is no DropBox folder created in my root directory. In Windows7 on another machine I can add or delete files and those actions show up in my eCS dropbox in Firefox.
Anybody got any ideas as to what I've missed?  Thanks


Programming / OS4 -4762 problem--- no acpi4.bpd
« on: December 17, 2016, 08:33:26 pm »
Hey os4 user, where can I get acpi4.bpd? Can't seem to get SVN4762 to go without it!
thanks   klipp

Programming / Need help with gcc copy routine
« on: November 12, 2016, 10:46:48 pm »
The following is a copy routine that can be used in gcc to copy a file or directory to another location while running a compile. I have this routine embedded in a .cpp file (alloc.cpp – this is just for testing to make sure the routine works) the routine will be used later in the compile that takes about 1 hour to build. I've defined “out” and now need to plug in the values for src_path =argv[1]; and dst_path = argv[2]; I've been unable to come up with the correct values for argv[1&2] and get the error indicated below. For testing purposes I'm using F:\4.0.37\testcopy for  the destination path  and F:\4.0.37\include\testfile.txt for the file to be copied.
Here is the routine in alloc.cpp:

*   Header Files                                                               *

#define exit

#include <iprt/mem.h>
#include "internal/iprt.h"

#include <iprt/assert.h>
#include <iprt/string.h>

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argn, char * argv[]) {

    int src_fd, dst_fd, n, err;
    unsigned char buffer[4096];
    char * src_path, dst_path;

    // Assume that the program takes two arguments the source path followed
    // by the destination path.

    if (argn != 3) {
        printf("Wrong argument count.\n");

    src_path = argv[1];
    dst_path = /testcopy;

    src_fd = open(src_path, O_RDONLY);
    dst_fd = open(dst_path, O_CREAT | O_WRONLY);

    while (1) {
        err = read(src_fd, buffer, 4096);
        if (err == -1) {
            printf("Error reading file.\n");
        n = err;

        if (n == 0) break;

        err = write(dst_fd, buffer, n);
        if (err == -1) {
            printf("Error writing to file.\n");


RTDECL(void *) RTMemDupTag(const void *pvSrc, size_t cb, const char *pszTag) RT_NO_THROW

And here is  the error output:

kBuild: Compiling filesplitter - F:/4.0.37/src/bldprogs/filesplitter.cpp
kBuild: Compiling RuntimeBldProg - F:/4.0.37/src/VBox/Runtime/common/alloc/alloc.
F:/4.0.37/src/VBox/Runtime/common/alloc/alloc.cpp: In function 'int main(int, cha
F:/4.0.37/src/VBox/Runtime/common/alloc/alloc.cpp:59:22: error: invalid conversio
n from 'char*' to 'char' [-fpermissive]
     dst_path = argv[2];
F:/4.0.37/src/VBox/Runtime/common/alloc/alloc.cpp:61:29: error: 'O_RDONLY' was no
t declared in this scope
     src_fd = open(src_path, O_RDONLY);

Thanks in advance for any help


Hardware / H.P. 3630 - anybody got one of these working on OS2?
« on: October 19, 2016, 12:44:57 am »
Got this printer working on Linux & Windoz but havn't been able to get it working on OS2 (surprise, suprise!)
Using the new H.P. Drivers it prints a test page with OS2 using CUPs but seems it's not capable of working using USB connection.
Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks  klipp

Hardware / Format 64gb Thumb Drive
« on: October 11, 2016, 12:34:31 am »
How do I Format a Scandisk 64gb Cruzer Blade Thumb Drive for jfs? I need it to backup a 63gb OS2 Partition (also jfs). I thought the eCS install CD would do it but no luck there.
Thanks for any ideas


Applications / Yum error! "Python strikes again"!
« on: July 17, 2016, 01:14:11 am »
I was doing a "Update All" using Arca Noah's package manager, and was about half way through the process (I believe it was in the process of updating libc.066) when I got this:

There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:

   dlopen rc=2 extra=NSS3K

Please install a package which provides this module, or
verify that the module is installed correctly.

It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
current version of Python, which is:
2.7.6 (default, Feb 26 2015, 17:48:50)

Now I can't do anything with yum and Arca Noah package manager shows "no packages available" and also shows "all packages are up to date".
UnInstalling Arca Noah package manager is do-able but re-installing comes up with the same results.
Is there a procedure for getting rid of yum and starting over from scratch?
Current version of Python IS 2.7.6

Thanks for any ideas, klipp

Programming / OS4 question
« on: July 11, 2016, 10:19:35 pm »
Will using the OS4 kernels possibly do away with the 4gb limit for files? .vdi files, and others commonly run in excess of 4gb and up tp 8gb in many cases. Need a way of copying these files. Also is there an up-to-date install procedure for the OS4 kernels?

Applications / Lotus 123 version 2.1 .img files, How to convert?
« on: May 14, 2016, 03:20:27 am »
I want to upgrade from Lotus 123 release 1.7 to 2.1. I have the original Lotus Floppy's (1994) for 2.1 but age has taken its toll and they are unreadable without errors. I down loaded Lotus 1-2-3 2.1 for OS2 (3.5) off the Inet and have 5 .img files that I don't know how to convert to something installable. Is there a way of installing all 5 to one CD? Seems I remember doing this about 15 years ago but guess I've forgotten the basics. I tried doing this on Windoz but the .img files were unreadable! -- maybe Linux? -- but prefer doing it within OS2.
  Thanks in advance for any help or ideas!


Programming / Another GCC error I can't seem to fix!
« on: January 08, 2016, 09:14:59 pm »
I'm compiling VirtualBox source and after I get "Linking SUPR3HardenedStatic" I get this  No rule to make target error:
No Rule to  make target 'F:/2.1.4-SUP/src/vbox/HostDrivers/Support/$(PATH_SUPR0)/SUPR0.def' needed by F:/2.1.4-SUP/out/os2.x86/release/obj/SUPR0/SUPR0.lib stop
SUPR0.def is located in F:/2.1.4-SUP/src/vbox/HostDrivers/Support/SUPR0.def
Can anybody tell me how to make the needed target so that GCC can find SUPR0.def?

Thanks for any ideas,  klipp

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