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Hardware / Re: Connect PS/2 hardware...
« on: August 07, 2019, 03:22:31 pm »
The above post was in response to André's post, I know USB ISA, and PCI cards are still out their on ebay and remembered there were USB drivers for DOS (see Olafur's post above) but have not looked for where they were, I also remember someone had IBM's USB drivers working with Warp3 but I'm not sure of which ones they were.

Unfortunately any solution is likely to cost though eBay can make it cheaper.

The only computers that I would use a card with PS/2 type sockets, would need to be for a modern bus, I think any company looking at making something like that would likely not release a ISA or PCI version :(  Would be nice though.

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Hardware / Re: Connect PS/2 hardware...
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:29:00 pm »
I've seen laptop 'docking' stations that are a cylinder with a USB3 lead that plugs into your laptop, and the cylinder part has PS/2 sockets for keyboard and mouse, VGA, Serial, NIC port and extra USB ports on it.

Thought about looking for one to see if I could use my Model K/M keyboards on PC's that do not have PS/2 sockets.

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Web applications / Re: Migrating Apache Web Server
« on: July 24, 2019, 04:50:10 pm »
Hi Neil,

Moving from v1.3.41 to v2.2.something, I got there from addressing the errors that appeared in the error log.
Maybe try updating Apache 1.3.6 to Apache 1.3.41 first before going to the Apache v2.x.x branch.

in httpd.conf for error reporting, I have the following:

    ErrorLog logs/error.log
    LogLevel warn

You should be able to find other error levels by googling.

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Hi klipp,

Could be something in your x:\MPTN\BIN\SETUP.CMD file.
If memory serves, that error is ifconfig related, run any ifconfig lines from your setup.cmd file and see which one errors, or post your setup.cmd file.

I was also thinking about 'x:\MPTN\BIN\MPTSTART.CMD' but think it more relevant to start with setup.cmd

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Internet / Re: os2site.com access
« on: May 29, 2019, 06:47:00 am »
Hi Olafur,

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I literally do not know, you should ask Ian why some requests do not get answered.

I do not think there is a single request I have not answered as the purpose of the verified access is to simply stop my server being swamped by search engines, bots and serial machine gun downloaders.

The only reason I would not answer a request, is if I have not received one. Reasons I may not receive one:

There are some IP ranges that are blacklisted at the firewall, mainly Russia, Ukraine, and some others from M247, all of whom are rampart form spammers and ignore abuse reports. Other IP's blacklisted are torr gateways because I'm sick of the attacks and abuse.
The only email server IP's blacklisted are in general RBL's, plus a lot of Syria, Turkey, Africa and Brazil. LeaseWeb in the Netherlands have a few blacklisted IP ranges as they ignore spam and abuse reports (as far as I can make out, they ignore any form of communication unless you are in The Netherlands). The web form works fine for these.

I have had a couple of people submit requests by my webform that I have not been able to reply to over the years due to an incorrect email address given but otherwise if it's a name I recognize, such as yours, I would contact you by other means.

Cheers

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Internet / Re: os2site.com access
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:15:32 pm »
Hi Olafur,

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Here is an alternative that does not rely on difficult to get login rights

Not difficult, on the front page of os2site.com ==> "Authentication is required to access the data section. See the READ ME link in the top left corner."

Feel free to ask me and I will provide you with a username and password.

Cheers

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Setup & Installation / Re: Desktop screen shots
« on: April 09, 2019, 06:25:46 pm »
My main OS/2 machine has evolved since the mid 90's, it just works and I'm happy with that. The few problems I've had have been of my own making in doing things I probably shouldn't be doing under the hood, or due to hardware failure.

OS/2 allows me to get my work done, and I cant help but notice a lot of people that use other operating systems seem to spend an incredible amount of time updating, restoring, asking for help, mixed with weird and strange things happening after updates. I don't have time to spend fixing base operating system problems.

I do have AN installed on a laptop for traveling, which is about once a year, I do mean to try using it more but my current OS is still comfortable, and working, since the mid 90's..

Added:
Intel Core2Duo 3Ghz, 4Gb DDR3 ram, 500Gb Seagate HD, ATI card, Snap. Network drives to the main server.

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Applications / Re: Converting .BOO to PDF ?
« on: April 08, 2019, 04:24:09 pm »
Ask or search in comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware, I'm sure Kevin or someone was converting .boo's to .pdf's in the past few years

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Programming / Re: eWorkplace ini file entries?
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:28:56 pm »
Hi Doug,

Checked my config.sys on a whim, the order I have is:

  BASEDEV=USBxHCD.SYS
  BASEDEV=USBEHCD.SYS
  BASEDEV=USBD.SYS
  BASEDEV=USBHID.SYS
 
Server has the same order, been like that for many years.
I'll check the readme if I get the 12.x's :)

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Applications / Re: Seamonkey and AOO4.1.6 problem
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:40:49 am »
I open PMMail and Firefox (DLL's marked to load code high, other support DLL's also marked to load code high) when I start my computer, I use AOO (code and data marked to load) quite a bit during the evenings as I'm doing a uni summer school unit (last year, several units each semester). AOO's text document and spreadsheet's are opened and closed several times when switching between different documents and spreadsheets, all with no problems. I do not preload any of the programs but I do turn the computer off at the end of each day. Firefox and AOO both get good workouts when I have to write reports, a lot of switching between different websites at uni, library's and other scholarly sites with cut n pasting data etc.

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Games / Re: Tetris-like game
« on: January 21, 2019, 06:23:56 pm »
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  I am truly hated by many people on this board for that reason.  I can't change that aspect of their feelings toward me, but I am not some hateful person.  I have the most sincere and best intentions for ES/1 and ES/2, as well as the other projects I'm involved with.  I am sincere in moving them forward, but they do require sequencing to get there.  I have been working on this project since July, 2012, with some time off in early 2015 thru early 2018 because I got sick (I think I worked myself into exhaustion to be honest).  I've since re-grouped and have re-focused my life, drawing my entire family's resources toward these project ends.

I don't hate, I will admit to getting annoyed, takes to much effort.

We are all human, with faults, bias's etc, that's life. Is it not wonderful that we are all different? How boring would it be if we where all the same. I also realise that we humans are normally incredibly bad in setting realistic goal time lines, and it is good to see someone like Rick set realistic time frames for goals.

The process of learning how somethings works also requires starting somewhere that others have likely done a long time ago but we all need to put the stake in the ground and say this is where I am starting. Sometimes we need to move that post, especially when life intervenes, and sometimes in the process of learning we have to reinvent the wheel when we are in unfamiliar territory so we can get our bearings. Our communities resources are limited, it pains me to see some people make it difficult for others to make a start somewhere in our community. Yes, some of us think Rick's talents could be better harnessed if directed to current projects that lack resources but lets be honest, this is up to Rick to make the choice as to where he wants to direct his talents, they are his after all :)

If someone is not causing a problem, let them do their thing, you never know where it will lead.
I would rather someone applied some effort into anything OS/2 related than to see them walk away because we pushed them

Most importantly, keep smiling
As much as we all love OS/2, it's an operating system, there are more important things in all of our lives that we sometimes lose sight of.

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Programming / Re: Experience with decompilers with OS/2 programs
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:09:04 pm »
Hi Martin,

I use to assemble assembly code, and disassemble binaries in the 80's and 90's to assembly language code, doing a quick search there appears to be binary disassemblers to .net and a few other languages but they would still likely require work on the produced code for data segments etc. They would certainly be better than nothing and give a good starting point to having code, even if it is a skeleton, that you could check and cleanup to produce a working compiled program again. Likely you would decompile under Linux or Windows, then compile under OS/2.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Error during installaltion OS2
« on: January 09, 2019, 04:18:11 pm »
Hi Wojciech,

Are there differences between the computers, like one is multi processor and the other not?
Do they have the same amount of RAM?

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I've installed Win98 and ping google.com (works) but no other websites work.

That's likely to be a packet problem, being able to ping anything ok tends to tell me that your network hardware is good, and the problem for Win98 is in the settings somewhere.

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Future of Ulrich's xTracker
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:37:35 am »
Hi Andreas,

I checked www.netlabs.org and the svn, rpm sites, all were down from here and via https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ when I checked last night, checking this morning everything else is up but xtracker.netlabs.org is still down. So.. sorry, back in Ulrich's court re Ulrich's xTracker.

Cheers
Ian

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