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Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 18, 2019, 01:34:16 pm »
Hi Eduardo

I have qpdfview 4.15 installed from zip package but cannot run it.

Sadly qpdfview seems to be coded to use CUPS.DLL which does not exist on a system with CUPS2.x installed from zip files. Copying the existing CUPS20.DLL file to CUPS.DLL and having a LIBPATH entry pointing to the directory containing the CUPS.DLL file does not resolve the problem .

I see qpdfview 4.17-6beta2 is available via ANPM(rpm-yum) but have no intention of installing that as it also wants to download and install the cups rpm packages which are simply not required as I already have a working cups installation.

So, no I have not tried qpdfview but simply because it does not work at all.


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:11:30 pm »
Hi ivan

Just tested GSView which has the same problem as Lucide, just blank pages displayed.

Note: Both Lucide and GSView open the file without any error messages and display *blank* pages. Lucide can retrieve Document Info whereas GSView cannot.

Comparing the file that does display in both Lucide and GSView with the file that does not display using text editor the headers look identical however the endings are very different:-

Standard.pdf displays fine in both apps and has this ending:-

>>
startxref
131746
%%EOF
í─L¿k¶
`

01062019.pdf does not display in Lucide or GSView and has this ending:-

>>
st┐äóÍ│8zvþ¥U▄£ËÝÕ;Pwartxref
131912
%%EOF


A little editing to that file ending resulting in

>>
startxref
131912
%%EOF
í─L¿k¶
`

I saved the edited file as test.pdf and then tried opening it in both Lucide and GSView. Blank pages are displayed by both apps so maybe it is not the difference in the endings...

Guess I have Lucide 1.3.5 somewhere amongst my backups so will have to dig it out and test.


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 17, 2019, 05:15:42 pm »
Hi All

I have a silly PDF problem introduced by my ISP who is now producing my bills in PDF format.
As I cannot read the bills online I have been downloading them to view with Lucide 1.5.0 GA.
However, something has changed with the PDF files as I cannot view my later Bills using Lucide; all that is displayed are blank pages.

I have checked the Document Info available via the Lucide menu item View.

The older bills I can view all have this Document Info:-

Document: STANDARD.pdf
Format: PDF-1.7
Creator: Foxit Quick PDF Library 15.11 (www.debenu.com)
Producer: Foxit Quick PDF Library 15.11 (www.debenu.com)
Created: 01/01/2019  3:02:19 PM
Modified: 01/01/2019  3:02:19 PM


The pdfs that cannot be  vewed in Lucide have the same Docment Info:-

Document: 01062019.pdf
Format: PDF-1.7
Creator: Foxit Quick PDF Library 15.11 (www.debenu.com)
Producer: Foxit Quick PDF Library 15.11 (www.debenu.com)
Created: 01/06/2019  3:08:37 PM
Modified: 01/06/2019  3:08:37 PM

Obviously the values of Document, Created and Modified are different for each bill but the Format, Creator and Producer values are the same.

As the Format, Creator and Producer values are the same for Bills I can view with Lucide and those I cannot does anyone have any ideas on what the difference between the Bills could be and how to view those Bills that cannot be viewed in Lucide?


Thanks for any help.

Pete

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Setup & Installation / Re: How to convert a GPT disk with Win10 to MBR
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:29:16 pm »
Hi Andi

I have never needed to try.

You could email Jan (DFSee) and ask  :-)


Regards

Pete


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General Discussion / Re: Gallery
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:24:55 pm »
Hi

@Devid: Yes, I see the same.

@Dave: I get the same library message when loading os2world.com - no need to click on any links.

Maybe Martin has some website tidying to do...


Regards

Pete

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Setup & Installation / Re: How to convert a GPT disk with Win10 to MBR
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:16:53 pm »
Hi Andi

This is probably what you are looking for

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-a-gpt-disk-into-an-mbr-disk


Have fun  :-)

Pete

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Hi Andi

No experience with a T540p but suggest you try using "boot with own values..." instead of using the defaults and check any install information about installing from USB drive.

Is there a "Compatibility" setting in the EUFI BIOS setup? - needs to be on.


Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: HP Printer support
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:01:00 pm »
Hi All

If you need HP scanner support it is fairly easily added despite not being available in RPM packages. From the HPscan readme.txt:-

If using cups/hplip installed from *RPM* packages:

sane is required - http://smedley.id.au/tmp/sane-backends-1.0.27-os2-20190321.zip

hpaio.dll is required - http://smedley.id.au/tmp/hpaio-3.19.5-os2-20190609.zip
  1] Unzip the hpaio.dll file to [PathTo\]sane\lib\sane\hpaio
  2] Unzip the models.dat file to /usr/share/hplip/data/models/models.dat

Locate the already installed hplip.conf file and copy to the %ETC% directory
 - usually [BootDrive]:\MPTN\ETC and modify paths as necessary.


When scanning the sane command line uses a URI rather than a conf file name and starts like this:-

   scanimage -d hpaio:/net/envy_photo_6200_series?ip=192.168.1.252
 


Regards

Pete

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Storage / Re: ArcaPS 5.0.4 install only sees 1 hard drive
« on: October 06, 2019, 05:30:35 am »
Hi Keith

If the eCS system does not have OS2AHCI.ADD installed then it must be using the DANIS506.ADD driver - check the config.sys file to confirm.

Check what driver(s) ArcaOS is using - if OS2AHCI.ADD is loaded in the config.sys file then REM that line and make sure the DANIS506.ADD line exists.

Does that solve the problem?


Regards

Pete

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Storage / Re: ArcaPS 5.0.4 install only sees 1 hard drive
« on: October 05, 2019, 03:18:39 am »
Hi Keith

eCS uses an earlier OS2AHCI.ADD driver so you could try swapping the AN version for the eCS version. If it makes a difference then AN need to know.


Regards

Pete

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Hardware / Re: CUPS EPSON ET-4700 printer problems
« on: September 21, 2019, 02:53:45 am »
Hi roberto

Why in pdf format? -  cups logs are usually plain text - and why so small?

You need to look through the error log for lines starting with [E] which may give a clue as to the problem... Looks like gutenprint52+usb failure close to the start of the log. Not sure what ippfind is but it looks like it may be missing (or installed in the wrong place) and further down the log it looks like \"/@unixroot/usr/lib/cups/filter/epson-escpr-wrapper.exe\" is missing/not found.

Possibly you have an incomplete installation...


Regards

Pete



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Hardware / Re: CUPS EPSON ET-4700 printer problems
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:06:26 pm »
Hi roberto

Point your browser to the cups gui http://localhost:631/admin

Check the option "Save debugging information for troubleshooting" then click Change Settings.

Attempt to print the cups test page and, hopefully, the log will give us a clue as to what is going wrong.


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: About bldlevel
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:12:28 pm »
Hi Martin

As the .msg file exists it seems that the messages bldlevel.rexx wants to display do not exist in the .msg file.


Regards

Pete

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Applications / Re: About bldlevel
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:13:39 pm »
Hi Valery

Just had a play with bldlevel.rexx - copied the file to bldlvl.cmd and ran it in an os2 window.

Not very encouraging as all it reports is:-

SYS0317: The system cannot find message  xxxx
in message file OSO001.MSG.

where xxxx is a choice of 8069, 8070, 8073,  8075.

Looks like either I am not using the rexx file correctly or it is looking for non-existent messages in OSO001.MSG.


Regards

Pete


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Applications / Re: About bldlevel
« on: September 06, 2019, 03:11:11 am »
Hi Martin

If you have a copy of USbcfg installed then you should also have a copy of GETDESC.DLL which USBcfg uses to extract buildlevel information. However, this DLL is built to work with Pascal coding so would probably need a bit of reworking to work with "c" code.

The DLL was put together by Lars, of USB drivers fame, so you could ask him if he could build a "c" version.


Later Edit: The zip file Lars sent me contains source (cpp, def files) and makefile so you could probably modify it yourself. Let me know if you want a copy.


Regards

Pete

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