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Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: May 16, 2019, 01:14:19 am »
Hi Mathias,

A good machine as far as I'm concerned is one that does what it is setup to do without problems.  So your box is a little old but it did the job very successfully apparently.  I have an Acer Aspire T180 from wayback that was my main home OS/2 machine until the end of last year when my home built Ryzen box took over.

I see that Intel are having more problems with their processors again - hyperthreading this time, so I'm happy to have all AMD based machines.

Yes, the VIA USB 2 cards are now a 'hunt for on ebay' item and some of the USB 2 cards, while providing USB 2 are actually based on USB 3.0 chipsets.  Hopefully the USB 3.0 for OS/2 and ArcaOS will arrive soon as we were told about it 2 years ago.

Memory for the Ryzen appears to be 64GB although I only have my boxes fitted with 8 GB.

Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:16:21 am »
Hi Mathias,

That sounds like a rather nice machine, although I'm not well versed in Intel processors - all AMD here.  I am not surprised about the ASMedia SATA card working because those chips are used by the Ryzen chipset and since I have several Ryzen based machines working with only one problem - USB 3.0 - which means that I have to use a VIA USB 2 PCIe1 card for any USB needs.

The fact you made an image after you got it installed is good.  I had to do that to bypass problems with the ArcaOS installer on all the Ryzen boards I have.

Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:21:45 pm »
Hi Mathias,

It sounds as if you had fun.  Since this is an OS/2 site maybe you could give us the information about which modern machine you were using and how well it performed.

Applications / Re: Discussion about RPM/YUM and Libcn
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:51:09 pm »
Hi Dave,
The problem with including any version of libc, including LIBCN is that in a year, after LIBCN has been updated, a user might download your package and downgrade LIBCN and break other packages that depend on new functionality

The converse is also possible with the newer version breaking older programs - yes I know that those producing the new version can't test it against every program that uses it.  That is why I have always tried to put everything a program needs to run in the directory of the program  and run everything from there.

One possible workround would be to go the whole hog and use a program that makes a snapshot of the OS just as they do in Linux Mint, then if anything goes wrong everything can be restored to the previous working state.

Programming / Re: Which GCC compiler version do people recommend?
« on: May 05, 2019, 01:50:42 am »
Hi Dave,

Have you looked at the Firefox Unbranded version:  which was mentioned this morning after the Mozilla cockup of certificates for addons for FF 60 and up (the Linux version looks interesting).

Programming / Re: ODIN - loading DLLs
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:57:12 pm »
Doug and Pete,

Thanks, your information got me thinking of alternative ways to get the results.  The original program has been taken over by another developer and is well on the way to being a universal application working on Windows, Linux and OS X, apparently it also runs on a  Raspberry Pi. The output is to a webserver and the latest version (May 1st) now works on my Ryzen based Linux Mint box but requires installing Mono to get the display of the gauges (they don't display on OS/2 / ArcaOS).

Programming / Re: ODIN - loading DLLs
« on: May 02, 2019, 02:05:06 pm »
Talking about Odin DLLs, does anyone know how to convert real win XP DLLs so they can be used by Odin?  I have a program that displays the output of my weather station but it runs on windows only so I am reduced to using a dual boot setup to run XP.

Programming / Re: What is needed for Node.js apps?
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:23:12 pm »
Hi Martin,

I assume you have had a look at some of the frameworks available on git.  A good list is at:
Where you go from there is a good question as I see little js in any browser because of noscript being active.

Web applications / Re: Browser or website problem?
« on: April 24, 2019, 05:57:45 pm »
At the moment it appears that clicking on a link in the forums section returns an http:// url which gives the error.  Making that to an https:// brings up the forum post.  It is going to be a PITA if we have to do that all the time.

Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« on: April 24, 2019, 05:52:37 pm »
Hi Pete,

Your network setup makes sense when explained, I have the same here except that end of the range is reserved for ADSL modem, managed switches and other network hardware.

Since there was trouble with the forums yesterday I borrowed the manual for the printer from a friend that has one.  I think you may be limited to scanning using the webscan built in interface because anything else requires windows specific drivers to work.  I hope I'm wrong and the CUPS people have managed to get round that. 

Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:03:31 am »
Hi Pete,

Are you sure that the ip address of the printer is  Since the standard way for the printer to get an IP address is from the router DHCP server pool and I haven't seen a router that uses the x.x.x.252 unless it is its own ip (default gateway).  If that is the case you are asking the router to do the scanning.

Hi Dariusz,

Have you tried backleveling lucide to 1.3.5GA (2012-09-13) to see if that changes anything?

I have had problems with most versions beyond that one and since it reads all the PDFs I want I standardised on that version (yes it reads PDFs from my NAS boxes (DNS323 & DNS 320) without problems).

OT and out of curiosity what TCP/IP monitor are you using? The one I have always used stopped working when I upgraded to ArcaOS.

Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:31:32 pm »
Hi Pete,

I think you need something like 'Net Scan' (an Android app I have on my Samsung tablet - I think it also works on an Android phone) to find the IP address of the printer, once you have that you should be able to talk to it.

Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:20:02 pm »
Hi Doug,

If your Brother printer has built in postscript (brScript) you should be able to add its ppd to the PSPRINT driver and print directly to it.  I have both my Brother colour laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw) setup that way - all functions on both printers work including double sided printing and scanning with the 9020.

Regarding HP win printers, I have friends that bought a couple of them and could never get them to work with win 7, the installer insisted that the OS needed updating to win 8 or 10.  They ended up selling them and getting Brother printers that just worked.

Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:38:08 pm »
Hi Pete,

Past experience with HP Envy series printers shows that they are almost all win printers with all that entails.

If you can get to a web based setup and it allows scanning to FTP on a local network you might be able to do something and all it requires is setting up Peter's FTP server on your computer, that is what I do with scanning on my Brother DCP-9020cdw laser printer.

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