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Applications / Question regarding Lucide + WPS
« on: 2012.09.26, 00:32:46 »

A few weeks ago when I was using WPS wizard I was impressed that when I opened a folder containing PDF files, I could see a thumbnail of the first page of that PDF file in the preview pane.   Now that I no longer use WPS Wizard, this is not happening.   Although, It seems from what I have read that Lucide still creates these thumbnails, and stores them in something called an "extended attribute".   On my system I use Xworkplace and I was wondering if there was a way that I could still see the thumbnails in the WPS?

Internet / Does Thunderbird handle "processes" incorrecty?
« on: 2012.09.19, 12:42:23 »

I have notice that if I have used the ctrl-alt-del commander that comes with EcS while Thunderbird is running, it lists a number of "processess" in the window list that are related to Thunderbird and have the same Process ID but with the note "Inv" next to them.   These processes all seem to pertain to tasks I have performed in Thunderbird during the day, but have completed.  For example, each message that I have written or printed has listed a separate "write-[subject of e-mail msg]" or "print-[subject of e-mail msg]".  Is this something to be concerned about?  It makes me think that maybe thunderbird doesn't know how to fully clean up or exit its completed tasks.   Perhaps this is why my system becomes unstable after, say, 5 or 6 hours running and using thunderbird.  Is this perhaps a shared experience?

Hardware / Multibay DVD
« on: 2012.09.10, 03:10:41 »
I have recently fitted a multibay DVD burner to the docking station I use with my laptop.  It seems Ecs doesn't fully recognise it.  It can be heard "spinning up" during the boot process, however I do not get an object for it in the Drives folder.   The S: drive object that pointed to my USB DVD is still there though (but doesn't do anything when that USB device is unplugged).  I was wondering if any of you had any suggestions as to what I might try to enable the drive to be accessible?

Storage / JFS on Warp Server Advanced?
« on: 2012.08.24, 03:01:10 »
I have full licenced copies of Warp 3, Warp Server 4, Warp Server 4 Advanced, Warp 4 and Ecs.   Warp Server 4 Advanced includes HPFS 386, which as I understand it has two important limitations:
- Hard Drive Size is limited to something (but I don't know what)
- File Size is limitied to 2 gig.

So I was wondering whether I could, practically and legally, somehow graft JFS onto Warp Server 4 Advanced so that I could use external USB 1TB drives (which I would set up with mirroring).  These would not be the boot drive, that would stay HPFS386.  The external drives would house a lot of data including images of DVDs, which I hope to be able to mount as required (hence the concern about file size limit).

Wondering if anybody had experience with such things....


I don't know if this is just me, but I am trying to use estyler (in Ecs 2.1) and WPS wizard.

(1) When the desktop is about to load at boot, I get an undoable system freeze.  But if i reboot to the commandline to disable estyler (rename its 2 *.dll's to *.old), it works.

(2) I also get a WPS freeze (clock stops, can't interact with anything although mouse moves) if I click on "open containing folder) in the firefox 10 download box.  Not a problem when e-styler alone is running.  Only a problem when WPS wizard is running.

(3) I also get a WPS freeze (clock stops, can't interact with anything although mouse moves) if I attempt to open a folder from the command line using the folder program ( Not a problem when e-styler alone is running.  Only a problem when WPS wizard is running.

I'd like to be able to capture some diagnostic data, then maybe find a way to give it to the developers of WPS Wizard and Estyler (i.e. do something useful for them) but I don't know how to do this. 

Hardware / Printers
« on: 2012.07.18, 23:47:09 »

I happened to find this:

It can be used to tell you what "language" a printer speaks.  So if your printer is not on the list of supported printers in Ecomstation, maybe you can choose from the supported list another printer that speaks the same langauge?

Multimedia / SNAP - Quiet mode?
« on: 2012.07.16, 07:38:16 »

I was wondering if anybody knew if there was a way to get rid of the SNAP splash screen during boot process - where it displays the graphic?  Or alternately, where that graphic is and what format it is, so that I can change it?

Just a stupid customization, but hey, I like doing stupid things. 

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