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Applications / Installing IBM Pen for OS/2?
« on: January 09, 2014, 04:05:11 am »
I've downloaded the "Pen for OS/2" package ( on Hobbes) and am trying to install it on my X60t.

However, every time I try to run PINSTALL.EXE I get this error popup stating that Pen is already running.  (It isn't.)  Selecting OK causes nothing else to happen, and I can't install it.

Does anyone know of a solution?

Networking / Using rsync-to-rsync between two OS/2 systems
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:05:42 am »
I'm trying to mirror a directory between two OS/2 systems using rsync.

I run 'rsync --daemon' on one system and then try to use rsync from the other, using a command for instance like 'rsync -ahnuvzX --progress . rsync://'.

However, no matter what options I use, I always get this error:
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(605) [Receiver=3.0.9]

(I've also tried specifying the remote address as '' which makes no difference.)

The rsyncd.log on the side running the daemon shows this:
2014/01/04 15:26:19 [209] rsync: unable to open configuration file "/etc/rsyncd.conf": No such file or directory (2)
2014/01/04 15:26:19 [209] rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at clientserver.c(957) [Receiver=3.0.9]

The file rsyncd.conf is located in %ETC% (which the daemon requires in order to run without complaint) and I've also put a copy in /etc just in case. So I suspect the configuration file error is spurious. Here's the contents of the file, though:

# Configuration file for rsync daemon
log file = c:/var/log/rsyncd.log

path = w:/kmd

Can anyone help?

Hardware / ThinkPad X60 tablet pen & multi-touch support?
« on: January 01, 2014, 12:13:39 pm »
I recently picked up an X60t (pen+multitouch model) because I need a highly portable system for carrying around campus.

I've installed eCS 2.2 beta - so far so good, for the most part - all the usual basic devices work (although I had to change the video to Panorama as I got constant hangs with SNAP).

Now I'm looking at getting the touchscreen working. I downloaded Wim Brul's PENTOOLS02.ZIP and have been going through the instructions. However, I'm kind of stuck. I managed to compile and run ACPITREE.EXE for current ACPI. However, the output doesn't show any IRQ value, so I'm not sure what to specify when loading PSCOM.SYS.

         +*DTR_ T:[Device] HID:[WACF008] STA:[0xf]
 Current state:
      > IO:[1 0x200 - 0x200 Al:1 Len:8]
      >Trigger by Edge, Polarity High
      > ENDTAG

I tried the (1,200,4,I) value suggested for the X61.  However, when I run COMRAW.CMD with that set, and try a few stylus actions, I just get a 0-byte 19200.RAW file.

Any ideas?

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