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DOS/WIN Issues
« on: August 18, 2022, 06:14:47 pm »
I can't run DOS Windowed, the window opens and the prompt is this: >: and that's all I get. DOS full screen I get the prompt but I can't type anything. Neither windowed or full screen OS2/WIN sessions do anything but lock up the computer. Any suggestions? I already added /int10textgrfxsafe to my config.sys as I found in the ArcaOS website.

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Re: DOS/WIN Issues
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 06:42:16 pm »
This is normal for OS/2 on modern machines. BIOS is not correctly emulated.

viop.sys might help for DOS/Windows full screen. Not sure where to get it.

Waiting for ArcaOS 5.1 UEFI, where both DOS and Windows will be working full screen and in a window.

Depending on how old ArcaOS version, it might be worth installing the updates. Fixes to drivers seemed to help on some systems.
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Re: DOS/WIN Issues
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 08:09:37 pm »
Hi yes it's a new install. I figured it was a BIOS setting and I went back and looked but didn't see any settings. It's a ThinkPad Yoga 20CD.

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Re: DOS/WIN Issues
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2022, 01:38:19 am »
Hi

You can try the experimental vio-1.0.wpi from this ArcaNoae Ticket.

Here I wrote something about it.
https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/DOS_and/or_WIN-OS/2_Sessions_Problems_on_ArcaOS

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Re: DOS/WIN Issues
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2022, 06:41:08 am »
I finally got the chance to install the patch. It seems now my full-screen DOS works now, before it would open and I couldn’t type anything and also Win-OS2 works for me now Windowed DOS mode still does the same thing with the weird characters. I’d say I made some progress. If it helps I am using an IBM Thinkpad 20CD.

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Re: DOS/WIN Issues
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2022, 07:37:03 am »
You're lucky it is working in full screen. Lenovo seems to be producing buggier and buggier video BIOSes the newer the machine is.
Once AOS 5.1 is released (almost done), a UEFI install should give you working DOS/WinOS2 sessions.