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Networking / Re: JetDirect/Port 9100 support
« on: 2011.12.23, 22:02:49 »
  I have been using the SLPR printer port with a JetDirect print server and HP DeskJet 990C on eCS for years and it works great.

  First install the printer driver and assign it to any available port. Then right-click on the printer object just created, choose 'Properties', then 'Output Port', then 'Install New Port'. Click on the 'SLPR' icon, then 'Install'. The icon should now appear in the list on the 'Output Port' page and a properties dialog comes up. Put the IP address of the JetDirect in the 'LPD Server' entry. I put 'LPT1' in the 'LPD Printer' entry (this may vary depending on your particular JetDirect Unit). You could also try the 'High Performance' checkbox.

  Now make sure the 'SLPR' port is hi-lited on the 'Output Port' page of your new printer object and you should be ready to try printing.

  Another way to go is install CUPS. It has a JetDirect backend built in. I have recently switched to using this and it also works great - especially using the HPLIP drivers from Paul Smedley and Alex Taylor's PSPRINT Postscript driver. It is kinda tricky to install though - see http://svn.netlabs.org/ecups if you want to give it a go. Well worth it IMHO.

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Hardware / Re: Graphics card
« on: 2011.12.17, 17:57:32 »
Hi Raiko,

  I recently got a new motherboard (MSI H55M-E33) and Radeon video card and was never able to get SNAP to work - something to do with MTRR's not being set properly by the BIOS.

  Like you, I tried Panorama with wide screen enabler and it worked, but performance was very slow. I eventually discovered that if I only had 2GB of RAM installed (I started with 4), Panorama performance improved dramatically and is usable.

  If you have 4GB or more RAM it might be worth trying only 2GB and see if it helps with Panorama.

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Article Discussions / Re: SMplayer version 0.6.9 beta 3
« on: 2011.12.10, 00:14:27 »
Pete,

  Well, FWIW I did use YUM/RPM to install QT4.7.3 (wondered if that was the cause) so we definitely can count that out I think...

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Article Discussions / Re: SMplayer version 0.6.9 beta 3
« on: 2011.12.09, 14:15:16 »
Hi Pete,

  Sounds like you are having the same issues as me.... although I have not been able to get any playback yet. I'll report as you suggest. In the meantime, it's back to the second version...

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Article Discussions / Re: SMplayer version 0.6.9 beta 3
« on: 2011.12.07, 00:25:21 »
  Silvan,

  I used c:/.../.../ because that is what SMPlayer puts into smplayer.ini when I browse for the mplayer location. If I manually try to use C:\...\...\... in SMPlayer preferences it also crashes.

  I tried Michael's suggestion of C:\\...\\... in smplayer.ini and that got me farther - Open DVD from drive searched the DVD, but eventually crashed (disappeared from screen). If I try to open preferences though, it also crashes.

  I get the impression there are problems reading/writing smplayer.ini... could someone post a known working one I could try (accidentally deleted the one from the previous version)?

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Article Discussions / Re: SMplayer version 0.6.9 beta 3
« on: 2011.12.05, 18:41:22 »
 Hi Silvan,

  I am also having trouble with this new version of SMPlayer - I cannot set the MPlayer executable path setting. When I try, SMPlayer disappears from the screen. If I set it manually in the smplayer.ini file then I cannot open the preferences - SMPlayer again disappears. It seems having 'C:/' at the beginning of the 'mplayer_bin=C:/Programs/mplayer/mplayer.exe' line in smplayer.ini is what is causing this. If I remove 'C:/', then this does not happen. Either way I cannot play any DVDs.

  MPlayer by itself works fine...

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Applications / Re: FrostWire now works!
« on: 2011.12.02, 23:46:49 »
  I had similar trouble as Pete describes, including 'Out of Memory' errors. I tried various CONFIG.SYS settings and command line switches, but the only thing that worked for me to get Frostwire running was backlevel LIBC064 to 063. Now at least it will start...

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Applications / Re: ECS Workplace Shell
« on: 2011.11.03, 13:22:09 »
Dennis,

  Look in C:\OS2\ARCHIVES. If you have any archives there should be some folders named '0', '1' etc. Look in the newest folder (by date) and you should see a bunch of files '0', '1', '2'... etc. The file named '0' is OS2.INI. The file named '1' is OS2SYS.INI. You could copy and rename those to C:\OS2 and see if you get your desktop back.

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Setup & Installation / Re: RPM packager
« on: 2011.09.03, 21:43:49 »
Pete said:

"Using yum to list available applications for installation results in a load of text scrolling past onscreen - not much chance of selecting an app if you cannot read the screen fast enough  :-)"

  Yes... this is the number one reason why YUM really needs a GUI to be comfortable to use on eCS IMO....

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Setup & Installation / Re: RPM packager
« on: 2011.08.30, 04:22:12 »
dmik,

  Thanks for all the fantastic development you have done for eCS. What I want most of all for eCS is updated system components and more apps! Anything that could make that happen faster, better, cheaper is a plus as far as I am concerned, so I am all for RPM/YUM. It's clear to me a lot (all?) of those things will come from Linux so it makes sense to use it. I have tried YUM and it did seem easy to use once I got used to it. That said, I do think it would be a good idea if a GUI was available to make the transition to using it smoother for users already accustomed to GUI installers for many years now. It would be great if the only thing a user ever typed on the command line was 'YUM install <YUMGUI>'. Even better if the install did it for you ;-)

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Multimedia / Re: VLC player and Panorama
« on: 2011.07.23, 18:21:47 »
Hmmm... no trouble using VLC or SMPlayer here with Panorama. In VLC under 'Tools'->'Preferences' under 'Audio' I have 'Output Module'= K Audio Interface, and 'Device'=DART. Under 'Video' I have 'Output'=K Video Acceleration and 'Video Mode'=DIVE. I also have 'Accelerated Video Output' turned off (no overlay with Panorama). Maybe these will work for you?


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Woohoo! Way to go Roderick and Joachim and everyone at Mensys! I hope you are able to add some new chipsets to the accelerated list. Maybe start with the integrated Intel i-Series (hint,hint - nudge, nudge)?

Thanks for your hard work keeping on this.

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Applications / Re: Mplayer/Smplayer problem
« on: 2011.06.29, 01:46:46 »
Klipp,

  I am using Panorama and UNIAud with eCS 2.1 and mplayer works well by itself, with SMplayer and in my web browser (with the plugin). Here is my 'config' file:

# Write your default config options here!
vo=kva:dive
ao=kai:dart
codecsdir=C:\Programs\Mplayer\Codecs

  Of course you need to set your codecsdir directory to where you have the codecs (if you have them). No big deal if you don't, they are rarely used. The vo= and ao= lines are the important ones. You also need to put the 'config' file where mplayer can find it. Easiest thing is to add SET MPLAYER_HOME=X:\mplayer (points at the directory mplayer is installed in) in CONFIG.SYS and put the 'config' file there.

  SMPlayer has it's own preferences and is set from 'Options'->'Preferences'->'General'->'Video' and 'Audio'. For 'Video' I use 'kva(fast)' and for 'Audio' I use 'kai'.

HTH,

Dave McKenna

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Applications / Re: Java for os2
« on: 2011.06.29, 01:21:36 »
ppgrainbow,

 Both the LVM tool and the TCP/IP configuration tool do not work with this version of Java. This is a known issue and is marked for an 'Enhanced' release (if it can be fixed). It would be interesting if someone could try them using Java6 on a different platform to see if they work there. It is hard to see how Java6 could be made the default Java if these can not be made to work (unless they are replaced with some other app).

@cytan: jnlp I believe needs Java Web Start and that is not available with this release (see README). It is marked for a GA2 release - see http://svn.netlabs.org/java/roadmap

Regards,

Dave McKenna

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Internet / Re: Internet Explorer 5 under Win-OS/2
« on: 2011.06.07, 03:30:52 »
 I was never able to even get IE4 to run stable on WinOS/2 (IE3 was the last one I used). At the very least you will need to get Win32s and install that (check Hobbes?). It must be version 1.25. Version 1.3 will not run on WinOS/2 (Microsoft made sure of that). You can extract some parts of version 1.3 to add to 1.25 (I forget which - I seem to remember networking), but not all. My guess is IE5 needs version 1.3 of Win32s and so will not run on WinOS/2. It should be stated in some 'readme' somewhere...

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