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Does the wireless PCMCIA card support suspend/resume? I am running a Xircom hardwired LAN card, and every time I suspend, it shuts down permanently.My response:
As to Resume, I never use it, but I kind of doubt it will. When I pull the IBM PCMCIA wireless NIC out of the socket my system freezes(not quite, it just gets almost to the same point) and I have to CAD to get it back. Then again it could be the chipset/driver for my Toshiba Satellite.
Dear Mr. Eitner,Here is Don's response:
I would like to express my thankfulness for your report on CDDA using OS/2.
As an user of Teac's 532S drive, I was facing the same trouble as you did. Unlike you I'm using an 2940UW from Adaptec with the same result: It didn't work. With Dawicontrol's 2975U adapter it didn't work either, as well as my other drive, a Pioneer DRU 12X (told to be one of the most reliables for Warp)...
Lately I found some "underground" information on parameters for OS2CDROM.DMD but it didn't help at all. I was really about getting angry: Why the heck was I using expensive SCSI devices while some dumb folks using M$ OSes were CDDAing on IDE devices?
Now - finally, your article solved my troubles out of the hand. I wonder why IBM doesn't use Daniela Engert's DANIS506.ADD, or the driver mentioned in your article just the way they did with Scitech's display doctor... Anyway - why wait for "official support" from big blue - there are a lot of solutions available.
I guess there are a lot of people around having this kind of trouble doing CDDA on Warp. I hope, they will be able to get a link to your report... this would be worth mentioning on the (un)official CDDA homepage maybe... Well, to sum up: Thank you very much for not abandoning the everyday struggle with Warp and device drivers (like I was almost about to do...).
BTW: Im going to change from my ess audio adapter (had a crystal chipset first) to an aureal card if I can get me one at ebay... ;)
Thanks for your article! Keep on the great work.
Daniela Engert and now Takayuki 'January June' Suwa have certainly done some incredible work to make the underlying system more modern and flexible. In a way I'm glad that IBM hasn't put much effort into the base OS in a very long time because it has allowed the better developers to come forth and prove not only their own worth but OS/2's potential as a user-supported OS. Of course, I cannot deny that having these wonderful tools right out of the box would make OS/2 infinitely more appealing to first-time users and returning veterans. It would be especially nice to see IBM approach these user-developers to enhance the supposedly forthcoming Warp 4 Client Refresh. While we're at that, let's get the developers of XWorkplace in on the deal to make the WorkPlace Shell infinitely more flexible on a fresh install. You can read all about the latest release of XWorkplace in this month's View From The End (User).