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Hardware / Re: AMD Ryzen 2nd generation processors
« Last post by guzzi on Today at 10:16:12 pm »
Hi guzzi,

Maybe, maybe not.  The Mem output is similar to what I had with my first Ryzen processor before I started tweaking the mass of junk related to memory usage in the UEFI Bios, most of which is not documented.  Doing that I was able to get:
[C:\]mem -v

Total physical memory:      7,906 MB
Accessible to system:       3,311 MB
Additional (PAE) memory:    4,595 MB

Resident memory:              185 MB
Available virtual memory:   3,944 MB

Available process memory:
  Private low memory:         216 MB
  Private high memory:      2,240 MB
  Shared low memory:          152 MB
  Shared high memory:       2,178 MB

With the built in video and I expect I will get something like that with this 2nd gen processor which is supposed to have superior graphics.

With the B450 M S2H I'm running the memory does become available.
Hardware / Re: AMD Ryzen 2nd generation processors
« Last post by ivan on Today at 10:13:43 pm »
I have been looking around in the UEFI pages and there is no mention of USB 2.  There is only mention of USB 3 in there so I left it at 'auto'.
Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« Last post by Remy on Today at 05:12:41 pm »
Hi !

I just had a look on CBS from under windows.
a/ Videos are in video playlist M3U8    (hls)
b/ the list can be played under VLC
c/ Under the <video> tag, there is a <source> tag :  <source type="application/"></source>
    It seems that this isn't supported under falcon

I'm going to send a "private message" to Greg about some information e.g. m3u8 list he can give a try under vlc.

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« Last post by Doug Bissett on Today at 05:08:19 pm »
I only checked a few YouTube videos using Falcon on Win 10 and they all worked fine.

So far, they have only mentioned Falkon (with a K, not a C) as a candidate for OS/2. It is not the same program as Falcon (with a C, not a K). The last time I looked, it was well over one year since Falkon was updated. Just looked again, and it has still not been updated (two years now?). While that may be  a good think for an update cycle, I am pretty sure that it is NOT a good thing for security, or bug fixing.

When I was trying Falkon, under win 10, I was not very impressed with it. Hopefully, they will pick something that is current, maintained, and usable.
Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« Last post by Greg Pringle on Today at 04:13:52 pm »
I only checked a few YouTube videos using Falcon on Win 10 and they all worked fine.
What did not work were any of the videos on or
CBS uses some java script to have an opening commercial and then switches to the actual video.
Neither of these ran under Falcon.
CBS game me a spinning dots circle then a black screen.
CNN gave me a "Code4 | Message: Something went wrong during native playback"
Applications / Re: gImageReader - qt5 OCR application
« Last post by Eduardo Vila Echag├╝e on Today at 03:17:05 pm »

You have left unanswered Neil's comment about dictionaries. In the URL you mention, all the languages use files with the same names. You cannot copy them together to the hunspell folder. And then, how are them installed? The readme says using npm, but npm is not available in OS2.

How would I add a dictionary?

And what are the dictionaries for? I have read documents in English, French and Spanish quite well, with no dictionaries installed.


Until the downloading is fixed - copy the appropriate language file from into ./share/hunspell

For others, the qt5core fix is linked from



I copied all the files into ./share/hunspell, but it still doesn't know English. I wonder if there should be a sub-directory structure to support different languages?
Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« Last post by Dave Yeo on October 26, 2020, 11:30:19 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised if it is a codec issue. Youtube will use the open VP9 and friends while the other sites likely use H264/AAC. I doubt that any release of Falkon supports Widevine and depending on how FFmpeg was compiled it may not support MP4/AAC due to patent issues. Other web browsers get around the issue on Windows by using the system codecs, which are licensed but I don't think Falkon does.
For us, we can get away with using a FFmpeg that supports these codecs though strictly speaking that is likely illegal for Americans and perhaps others without licensing the codecs. At least that is how it has been with Firefox.
Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« Last post by Martin Iturbide on October 26, 2020, 10:39:47 pm »
Hi Greg

Can you post the YouTube URLs where you are having issues? I'm also trying Falkon on Windows 10 and YouTube seems to works fine, but I found an issue with YouTube live videos ( Check the Live streams.

It seems to me it does not works with YouTube Live, it seems to use a different CODEC. It says the browser does not recognize the video format.

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« Last post by Ibrahim Hakeem on October 26, 2020, 08:40:50 pm »
Today I loaded Falkon under windows 10 and found it ran youtube fine but would not display the videos on CBS or CNN. Does anyone know why? Will this be the same for OS/2?

Out of curiosity I tested it on my end and came up with the following error:
Code: 4 | Message: Something went wrong during native playback.
Did the same error occur for you?

I'm going to off on a limb and assume it's because of some kind of API restriction and/or a lack of total support for Widevine, a nightmare of a DRM implementation for video playback in web browsers. I don't believe it's likely we'll get Widevine support in our version of Falkon simply because of the effort involved, at this stage it's probably not worth it and I doubt that many OS/2 users will be affected by it.
Hardware / Re: AMD Ryzen 2nd generation processors
« Last post by ivan on October 26, 2020, 08:12:34 pm »
Thanks, as I said I have to do a lot more digging in the UEFI pages but that will be later when I have everything in a case and no fear of shorting something out.
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