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Hi Pete, 

You should be able to find them in \bootimgs\  You need e_pf.exe to unpack the pf file.

Internet / Re: Browser or website problem?
« on: June 06, 2020, 03:37:38 pm »
Hi Pete,

I see what you are seeing especially when I temporally start allowing the scripts they seem to think necessary to run the site.  With all scripts blocked I do see some pictures. I didn't bother trying to allow the advertising they wanted to dump on my computer.

As a second test I started Falkon browser on Linux Mint.  All the pictures show up and I assume the site is still running the dozen or so scripts - 6 ads are blocked.

Next I opened Firefox 76 on and allowed gumtree on NoScript.  After asking to allow cookies the pictures came up with no problems - can't do anything with them though, I assume that would require unblocking more scripts from external sites. 

As an aside, when I opened the site Adblock blocked 6 ads but after 10 minutes it is up to 13 ads blocked. 

It would appear the gumtree site is doing some blocking of older browsers presumably because the older browsers won't run some of the scripts they seem to think are necessary.

I will try with firefox on my Samsung tablet when it is charged.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS - in place upgrade - version 5.0.4
« on: June 03, 2020, 10:48:22 pm »
It also helps if you have the boot partition for the OS only with programs, tools and data on other partitions.  That way updating the OS does not wipe any of your programs, tools or data.

Dave, like you I don't understand the 'why' but I assume it has something to do with MS adding parts of Linux to windows - the typical MS 'Embrace, Extend, Extinguish' strategy.

Applications / Re: PDFtk for OS/2 would be nice!
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:11:20 pm »
I have been using Pdfsam (the first one Joop mentioned) for years, there is also jPDFtweak, but that one takes much more time to learn to use.

There are others, but those two do what I want.

Hi Pete,

I had the moving icons problem with a new install some time ago (replaced an old hard disk that was running hot with a new one).

After checking that everything was back where it should be and programs and data restored from backup I then removed the IFX line from the config.sys as normal because I tend to use cleanini for cleaning up the ini files and once started this box is on 24/7.

On restart I see the same as you - no icon creep.  Maybe a dig through the ini files with ini editor, from Goran Ivankovic, might find the problem.

Simple just put microsoft patents in android into the duckduckgo search box and you end up with such things as
and so on.

If you had been following the SCO v Linux case a few years ago and watched when MS stepped in you would/should be well aware of this.

Multimedia / Re: Use of webcam
« on: May 20, 2020, 02:47:07 am »
Hi Remy,

Go to and select your webcam, or equivalent, then select the necessary program.

Not sure about sound as I don't have it on my main computer.

Applications / Re: WarpIn 1.0.23 - Where is it?
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:36:19 pm »
Hi Lewis,

Does that email apply to those of us that renewed subscription at the end of 2019 since I thought the sub was for 12 months?

Setup & Installation / Re: Installing Warp 3 issues
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:27:45 pm »
All I can say is that it might - if the bios sees it as a disk then it should but since you now have Warp 3 booting you can add a second HD and if you use the DANIS506.ADD then anything up to 80GB should be useable (search hobbes for danis and it will throw up several of her drivers).

PS. Don't forget to set the second drive to slave with the first drive set as master, also you should check the IDE cable in case it is set for master/slave sockets).

Setup & Installation / Re: Installing Warp 3 issues
« on: May 18, 2020, 05:25:36 pm »
Hi Dave,

The problem is a lot of the CF to IDE adapters carry extra electronics which I doubt IBM1S506 would recognise and if it doesn't show up on the bios screen it will never boot.

Setup & Installation / Re: Installing Warp 3 issues
« on: May 18, 2020, 03:04:45 pm »
Sorry, I missed the fact you are trying to use a CF disk - Warp 3 will not use that, no matter what size, as a boot disk.  It expects the boot disk to be hanging off either an SCSI or an IDE port - those are all the IBM1S506.ADD recognises, I'm not sure if DANIS506.ADD recognises other ports but I don't think so.

Applications / Re: WarpIN: Exception on Main thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 02:53:51 pm »
Hi roberto,

If you don't see any difference with hyperthreading on or off, try an experiment and turn it off for at least a month, then report back.

I know it is nice to be able to say that you have 8 processors running - the youngsters I build computers for all want bragging rights with as many processors as possible which partly works on windows but not on OS/2 that runs much better on real cores, not partial cores that need a real core to work - and there is the problem, if the real core is serving a partial core and misses the timing for something it should be doing we get traps and exceptions.

Your decision, live with traps and exceptions and fake processors or use real processors only.

Setup & Installation / Re: Installing Warp 3 issues
« on: May 17, 2020, 04:13:36 pm »
What do you get with dir /a  at the moment you are not showing the system files like OS2BOOT, OS2KRNL, OS2LDR, OS2LOGO, OS2DUMP all of which are necessary for OS/2 to boot.

Another thing, you might need to run SYSINSTX.COM (on the boot disk) to make the root partition bootable.

Hardware / Re: List of OS/2 Tested/Reported Motherboards
« on: May 16, 2020, 10:28:00 pm »
Hi Martin,

I think the 'new' boards should be no more than 2 years old - since 2018 there has been a vast change in AMD based boards with the older ones dropping by the wayside rather rapidly.  Here it is almost impossible to get an AMD based board that is more than 2 years old unless you can find one at one of the discount stores or eBay.

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