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Utilities / Re: WifiState.exe
« on: July 07, 2020, 08:40:56 pm »
Hi All

Not "up" on PCMCIA myself but years ago when first developing USBcfg I was told that the relevant config.sys lines must be in a certain order.

Looking through my code I see I made a note:-

{*
These lines get written at the end of the new config.sys file
  BASEDEV=OS2PCARD.DMD  PC-Card Device Manager
  Attention: Must be in before $ICPMOS2.SYS.  If no $ICPMOS2.SYS installed it has to be the last line in the config.sys
  DEVICE=C:\OS2\$ICPMOS2.SYS /G  Power Management Driver for PCMCIA
  Attention: Must be after all other listed drivers in the config.sys
 *}


No idea if the above is relevant to Carls setup...


Regards

Pete


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Hi All

I've had problems with AOO 4.1.7 not starting and contacted Silvan about them.

His response was:-

"...it seems you have netlabs-exp repository enabled as well. Thats not a real good
idea with AOO, as we know one libc which is not compatlibe with AOO.
So it might well be you screwed it up with netlabs-exp."

In the above the culprit is libicu 65.1-1 which I downgraded/backlevelled to 56.1.2

Possibly of interest: Silvan did not suggest installing a libicu legacy package...


That has almost resolved the problem: AOO now mainly works. However, every now and again I get the same problem with AOO unable to start as it cannot find it's own support files eg SWOO.DLL

This can happen when just booted or after the system has been in  use for a while; I have run AOO successfully prior to a sudden failure to start due to "missing" DLL file when trying to start AOO later - same problem as in this discussion https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?topic=2435

Of interest is that the error message about the missing DLL file is suspect.
The message that AOO displays:-

Title
Critical error: DosLoadModule failed

Message
Module: J:\PROGRAMS\AOO4\PROGRAM\..\program\swoo.dll;
error: dlopen rc=8 extra=J:\PROGRAMS\AOO4\PROGRAM\SWOO.DLL;


I wonder if a clue is in this line "Module: J:\PROGRAMS\AOO4\PROGRAM\..\program\swoo.dll;"
Reason: I would have expected the line to read "Module: J:\PROGRAMS\AOO4\PROGRAM\swoo.dll;"


I've reported this problem to Silvan and hope that he can spot the problem.


Regards

Pete



Regards

Pete


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Programming / Re: MeShell problem - start progname inherits stdin/out
« on: July 01, 2020, 01:37:27 pm »
Hi Martin

Probably the easiest way would be to add the Drive:\Path to the filename ie

       START /I e Drive:\Path\textfile.txt


Regards

Pete

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Hi Martin

You probably want to play with DosQueryAppType


Regards

Pete

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Hi Dave

Tried testing with only 1 stick installed - system does not start at all, goes into a trying to start routine after power on but does not get anywhere with either stick. Seems the mainboard needs 2 sticks installed...


Regards

Pete



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Hi All

Having noticed that ArcaOS and Windows7 both report only about 2Gb physical RAM installed I just ran memtest (v4) which also shows almost 2GB (2004Mb).

Mainboard BIOS shows 2 x 2Gb RAM chips and does not indicate a problem.

I guess I need to replace 1 of the 2Gb RAM chips but how do I tell which 1 on a dual channel system? - is it simply a case of suck it and see?


Regards

Pete

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Games / Re: SDLimage not found in OS2-games
« on: June 19, 2020, 05:18:46 pm »
Hi Koti

You probably do not have all the needed sdl support files - ArcaOS installs a few but not all...

Which game(s) are involved?

You could try https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/SDL-1.2.15-20160209.zip which may or may not be the latest. You may need to put the dll files into each game directory to avoid problems with the sdl files installed in /user/lib

You may also want to bookmark hobbes as it is a large OS/2 archive and lots of useful software gets uploaded to there.


Regards

Pete

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Setup & Installation / Re: Firefox with arca os 5.05
« on: June 18, 2020, 04:16:18 pm »
Hi Dave

No, that does not work as the attempted install of libstdc++-fwd clashes with the file installed from gcc-std-shared-library - and it does not contain any version of stdcpp6.dll anyway...


Regards

Pete







 


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Setup & Installation / Re: Firefox with arca os 5.05
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:01:19 am »
Hi All

On a related note: Looks like yum/rpm/ANPM is going wrong here too.

I've just had OpenOffice crash several times when trying to open a document - any document. The TRP files indicate stdcpp6.dll could be the culprit. Surprising as when I last used OpenOffice, a week or 2 ago, all worked as it should.

Using ANPM I see that libstdc++6 4.9.2.1-3 is available - I have libstdc++ 9.2.0-4oc00 installed.

Attempting to install libstdc++6 4.9.2.1-3 or libsupc++6-4.9.2.1 results in a message "Package up to date or no downloads".

Downloading the libstdc++6-4.9.2.1-3.oc00.i686.rpm and libsupc++6-4.9.2.1-3.oc00.i686.rpm files, unpacking them and replacing the existing stdcpp6.dll and supcpp6.dll in usr/lib with the files from those packages resolved the OpenOffice problem.

The question is: Why would ANPM not download and install those packages?


Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: Trying to understand unimix.exe
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:17:36 am »
Hi Martin

Try Pauls later versions of uniaud to see if more controls become available - these show more controls on my system http://smedley.id.au/tmp/uniaud32-linux-3.5.zip

Other builds are available within this discussion https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,2436.0.html


Regards

Pete

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Internet / Re: Browser or website problem?
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:53:26 pm »
Hi All

Seems that it was a website problem as I now have no problem accessing gumtree.com without using a Private Window.


Regards

Pete

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Hi ivan

I have this line in config.sys which may be relevant

REM ***** Next line required due to lbcx update versions causing problems with VirtualBox
SET LIBCX_HIGHMEM=2


Regards

Pete

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Hi All

@Rich
Followed your PM instructions.


Further investigations on this install 5.0.5 from USB flash drive.

My system case has 2 front USB ports and a further front USB port is provided by my USB 2.0 internal cardreader.

All of those ports can be used to install 5.0.4 but none of those ports can be used to install 5.0.5

The same USB flash drive is involved for both 5.0.4 and 5.0.5 install attempts.


My Dell 1707FP monitor has an inbuilt 4 port USB 2.0 hub.

No problems installing 5.0.4 or 5.0.5 via any of the monitor USB ports.

I had not tried the monitor ports previously because I tend to use the system case front ports for any form of install as if the monitor gets turned off the USB connection is lost - definitely not a good thing to happen during an install.


Seems that for 5.0.5 not all USB ports are equal...


Regards

Pete




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Hi roberto

I need to overcome the install from USB problem before worrying about "fine tuning" an installation  :-)

Will probably end up burning a dvd and installing from that... would be nice to resolve the install from USB problem though.


Regards

Pete



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Hi Dave

Tested whether the older USB flash drive used to install 5.0.4 can be ejected, left in the usb port and then attached a little later. No, LVM /REDISCOVERPRM does not (re)attach the drive which suggests that there will be a problem using it as an install drive.

I deleted all files on the older USB flash drive, used AOSBoot to create a 5.0.5 install USB flash drive and tested it. Same problem, drive does not get (re)attached.

As I know this USB flash drive was used to install 5.0.4 without any problems I suspect the problem could be related to the different USB drivers in use - 5.0.4 installed 12.01.

Or maybe the install script changed a bit from 5.0.4 to 5.0.5 and introduced this problem although I do not remember the 5.0.4 install asking for USB drive to be removed or inserted.


Regards

Pete

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