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Editor's note: these tips are from OS/2 users and in some cases can not be verified
by myself. Please heed this as a warning that if you are not sure about something,
don't do it.
If you are intending to use Faxworks' OCR on a scanned document, you must scan
it at 200 dpi since that is the resolution limit of fax machines and thus Faxworks.
If the document is at a higher resolution, Faxworks cannot import it no matter which
format you use.
For in the, "what its worth department", I stumbled on a couple of
sites on a link from the, OS/2 page on the "Miningco.com" web site.
The first link let to info on motherboards and chipsets (more info thanI want
to know about), and a link from there let to the, "Motherboard Homeworld"
There is a fantastic amount of info on this site(s). I located the manufacture
of my 586x133 board from the ID code for the AMI Bios.
Had this board installed about two years ago, and then my supplier went out of
business. There was no name on the board or a S/N that I could find. But turns out
to be an Amptron board. Waiting to hear from Amptron support to the exact Model
This board has worked flawlessly since we had it installed. And just discovered
that it has on board SCSI capability (wheter its usable or not is the question,
won't know until we get additional info about the board).
For those of you who have a yearning to know more about chipsets, processors
and motherboards, or want to identify a board you have, this looks like the place
So have fun, enjoy.
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Actually, it now works quite well. The instructions at this link http://www.keysolutions.com/NotesFAQ/is46.html
are essentially correct. Only real change is that the file you need to edit is p32wrk.pkg.
Start the install, select the server install (not the advanced server install).
Select only Notes workstation as the component to install. After the install, make
sure that the KitType=1 and UNSUPPORTEDCLIENT=1 changes are made to Notes.ini. Even
if you put the unsupportedclient line into Notes.ini in the install directory, it
doesn't seem to get transfered. Lastly, MAKE SURE there are no other copies of Notes.ini
around in your system that aren't edited as above.
Unfortunately, Warp does not always shred printer objects correctly. The nice
folks at Keller Group (PMFax) provide a tool (prndrv.exe) that will really make
printer objects go away.
You need to know the object name, but a little hunting with UNIMAINT or CHECKINI
will provide this.
It should be available right on the popup menu for the zip drive icon. If not,
you may not have the /rf switch in config.sys on the BASEDEV=OS2DASD.DMD specified.
This turns on the removeable media support. The popup options also allows you to
lock and unlock the disk.
Editor note: Make sure you have the latest IDEDASD driver from IBM, or a recent
fixpack (at least FP35 for Warp3 or FP6 for Warp4) that includes the removable media
support - http://service.software.ibm.com/os2ddpak/html/647679D565C73E0F862565980068EFB0.html
*RIGHT* click on the memory window...the one that shows AvailMem,DriveFree, etc.
The popup window also shows error messages and maximum used swap.
Thanks to all the help, it appears I finally got danis506.add to find my CD drive.
Apparently, the CD is jumpered as a slave. However, danis506.add still didn't find
it, even with /A:1 /U:1 added to the options on the config.sys line. However, /A:1
/U:1 /ATAPI did the trick.
These instructions will work for any PNP modem. On the other hand you may have to either upgrade com.sys or else install SIO. When I first put in a Pentium, com.sys would not initialize the modem. SIO did of course. Com.sys has since been upgraded to handle higher speed chips but YMMV. Incidently when I ran a PNP modem myself a few months back, I used resource.sys to set up the Interrupts. I gave up on PNP in Warp4 when I started to crash with Win 3.1 when I ran real player. Go figure. Good Luck.
First you need a registered version of RSJ for OS/2, minimum version 2.74.
Second you need virtuell 2.88 diskette like SVDISK from Hobbes or WWW.BMTMICRO.COM
Third you need CD_BOOT.ZIP from Hobbes or WWW.OS2BBS.COM
Take a bootable diskette, which works.
Make from that a virtual 2.88 diskette on your system.
Now its on my SVDisk S:
Move that image on your CDROM with RSJ OS/2.
CDBOOT Z:\BOOT.IMG -s S:
Burn now the CDROM
And you can boot now !!
For your help, I have included my Config.Sys
I have only SCSI, so I need
If you have IDE, you need also IDECD.FLT
But read it by yourself in CD_BOOT.ZIP
IFS=\OS2\HPFS.IFS /C:2048 /CRECL:64 /AUTOCHECK:*
IFS=\OS2\CDFS.IFS /C:8 /M:31 /W /Q
IFS=\OS2\FAT32.IFS /CACHE:2048 /Q
BASEDEV=PARTFILT.FLT /W /P 0B /Q
RUN=\OS2\RAMFS.EXE Y: RAMFS
RUN=\OS2\CACHE.EXE /LAZY:ON /READAHEAD:ON
CD-ROM's can have EA's associated with the files contained within them - they
simply cannot store those EA's on the CD media itself. However, they can be stored
within your INI files and in other locations by OS/2.
A better option, if you're using your CD media for backup and archival purposes,
is to use a backup program which handles EA's. I've been using Fastback Plus for
OS/2 to store archival and backup data onto CD-RW media quite successfully - not
only does it store and restore all of the EA's, but it also compresses the data
for you, allowing one to fit more information on a disc than normally possible by
using something such as XCOPY.
There is an EMX (req. EMX runtime) utility called WGET.
It ROCKS when used with URL objects...
Download EMXRunTime and WGET from http://hobbes.nmsu.edu
Install them and make sure WGET will run correctly.
Create a program object on the desktop, with these settings:
Icon Title: URL download to X:\xxx
parameters: -c -i %*
(X:\xxx is your favorite download directory)
Then, on the Association page, add type "UniformResourceLocator" to
the current types (URL for Warp3 users)
Now in Netscape 2.02 or 4.04 you can drag downloadable links from the browser to the desktop (or use right click->Create URL object).
Right click on the new object, pull out the open menu and select "download
That starts WGET to fetch the file, if the file fails just repeat the menu choice
and the download will CONTINUE (the -c in parameters means
Here are a couple of places you might check out:
VoiceType seems to have lost it's glitz and I don't see too much info about it.
If you do decide to compile a FAQ, please let us know. This would be very helpful
to have available for our VOICE "Helpdesk".
There are existing two architectures of USB host controllers: UHCI and OHCI
Currently the OS/2 drivers support UHCI only.
To be more precise:
UHCI (supported): Intel, VIA
OHCI (unsupported): Opti, SIS, ALI, CMD, Compaq
In the parameters entry field for the object:
/k mode co120,52
This is extra information for the fix:
Bad spacing for codepage characters
The character spacing in strings which use characters from different codepages has been improved. It is possible that this will adversely affect the display and printing of some character strings in existing applications. The old spacing can be retained by setting an environment variable:
For the old spacing use
For the new spacing either leave the environment variable undefined or use