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Messages - Olafur Gunnlaugsson

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Applications / Re: WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 OS/2 tools
« on: August 25, 2019, 04:30:50 pm »
Sorry for assuming that WP itself shared the same extras.

It will install under ArcaOS and eCS, but it will only install reliably onto the C drive

FTR: my broken copy of WordPerfect for OS/2 used HPFS drive D: (< 2 GiB) indeed, which wasn't the boot drive.

It would install on other drives but there were some problems (that have escaped my mind, it's been a few years)

Applications / Re: WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 OS/2 tools
« on: August 25, 2019, 03:08:35 pm »
No, that's not it. It seems to be a native OS/2 version of WordPerfect 5.2 and it doesn't install under ArcaOS. I tried. There's an error message about insufficient RAM. Probably it was never compatible with Warp 4 in the first place.

It will install under ArcaOS and eCS, but it will only install reliably onto the C drive, and only on some file systems, so no JFS. It may also need the "large disk fix" during install, but it works fine without it.

Applications / Re: WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 OS/2 tools
« on: August 25, 2019, 03:05:02 pm »

Utilities / Re: Where do I find SciTech Display Doctor?
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:45:55 pm »
SDD for OS/2 was renamed SNAP about 2000, the freeware release of SNAP can be found here:

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« on: August 10, 2019, 04:35:10 pm »
They not only need a fast configurable ad blocker but a javascript blocker is a necessity considering the number of exploits that are delivered through javascript.  Without those two it is going to be almost useless (I would not let it near anything like internet banking and other sensitive sites).

The entirely sandboxed Javascript environment is a viable exploit delivery mechanism how?

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« on: August 09, 2019, 02:36:11 pm »
This iseems to be the falkon web browser, previously known as Qupzilla, that Roderick is talking about, not falcon. Seems to be a KDE browser so I wonder if Bitwise is planning on porting part of KDE or if it'll run with just QT. Have to test.
If the Windows port is anything to go by it just needs QT, but similarly to Chromium based browsers the built in adblocker slows it down considerably.

Hardware / Re: Connect PS/2 hardware...
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:56:41 pm »
Hi Olafur!

Sadly the machine has no USB onboard yet. It's a 486.

Hardware / Re: Connect PS/2 hardware...
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:45:37 am »
but they all communicate via USB chip on that card... and therefore cannot be used for DOS or Warp3.

If you use the USB hardware built into a motherboard you can use USB keyboards and mice with DOS and older OS/2 version by enabling the USB legacy option in the BIOS (Called USB emulation in most Dell BIOSes), that option makes USB HID devices appear as PS/2 devices to operating systems that have no USB drivers, in addition to that there actually exist free USB and USB HID drivers for DOS, and I am fairly certain that I got USB 1 & 2 working on my Warp Server 4 (Same codebase as Warp 3).

PS/2 <> USB adaptors are a bit hit and miss because of different signalling, some are sadly device specific.

Applications / Re: ClamAVGUI (rexx)
« on: August 03, 2019, 04:26:56 pm »
Thanks, appreciated

Off Topic discussions / Re: Should I go for it or better not?
« on: July 30, 2019, 11:03:16 pm »
I believe you are referring to the Pentium's floating point division bug.  This impacted certain calculations requiring precision at the fourth decimal place.

Minor historical nitpicking vis a vis the OP's question, the Pentium FP bug only affected the first generation of 60 and 66 MHz processors, the Socket 5 processors like the P90 are not affected.

Internet / Re: access
« on: May 29, 2019, 04:32:09 am »
What are the other reasons?

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

Internet / access
« on: May 26, 2019, 03:59:25 am »
The official libc05 is here, (use an OS/2 browser)

A number of people have for one reason or another no access to, so it is not a recommended source

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

Internet / Re: Kompozer and/or Nvu
« on: May 26, 2019, 01:15:04 am »
Please note that the dreamland site is occasionally unavailable

Internet / Re: Kompozer and/or Nvu
« on: May 26, 2019, 01:06:52 am »
LIBC05.dll is the (15 year old) innotek version of GCC libc, they are usually supplied with the application and you may need to put the subfolder they are in in the LIBPATH

If they are not, you can find them here:

This is the whole compiler but the dll's in there as well, the two dll's can be extracted from the archive and placed anywhere  in the LIBPATH or in the same directory as the program itself. As some old unix and Windows ports rely on these dll's as well, it makes sense to place them in x:\os2\dll so that you do not have to install them again for other old ports.

Hardware / Re: M.2 Question
« on: May 25, 2019, 11:24:13 am »
M2 is just an PCIe bus in a different mechanical format, with the addition that it can also be accessed by the SATA controller and USB3 controller. This is different from the similar mSATA in that the latter is an SATA bus standard that uses PCIe like connectors.

i.e mSATA devices are always accessed via the on-board SATA controller and the MB firmware boots from them like it does any other SATA connected drive using SATA/IDE ot AHCI drivers after boot. M.2 cards *may* be accessed by the onboard SATA controller if you have an M.2 SATA SSD card. But note that while these M.2 SATA cards are usually just SATA drives they may also be PCIe devices that have onboard SATA controllers on them, these should be seen by the OS as normal SATA controllers

NVME drives are always seen as a part of the PCIe bus, so you need a driver for the controller on the drive, just like you do for the older PCIe NVME cards. If the BIOS can boot from PCIe (Not all can), it can boot from M.2 NVME, regardless of OS.

You can in fact get 2 different types of M.2 to SATA converters, one is passive and has just two SATA connectors on them and are accessed by the SATA controller, the other is active, has an onboard SATA chip and is accessed via the PCIe bus. (This is useful for Intel SoC's that only have 2 SATA controllers built in)

M.2 can also be accessed by USB3, but this is currently of limited use.

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