The latest IBM1S506.ADD supports a /W. That will give the /V output, and wait
for you pressing a key.
With the older ones, you should use pause.sys
Editor note: pause.sys can be found on hobbes - http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/system/drivers/misc/pause.zip
The newer drivers are on 3com's FTP site but should have been included with the
905B card (on the diskette) ftp://ftp.3com.com/PUB/NIC/3c90x/3C90X1X.EXE
Unpack it(run it) and copy the ndis2\os2\EL90X.OS2 and ndis2\os2\EL90XIO2.NIF
to your \ibmcom\macs directory.
Please add following lines into the OS2\TWAIN\CFM50\SCANNER.INI
Editor's note: IBM also has a java online course - http://www.ibm.com/java/education/intro/reschoice.htm
which requires bamba to run.
I have gotten tired of having to edit the w32s files every time I have to reinstall
WinOS2. This only has to be done about once a year or so when I clean up my hard
drives and reinstall OS/2 and my two apps using w32s. But when I do it's a pain
to try to remember which file to patch!
Well, "NO MORE" I said and created a self-extracting compressed archive
of the w32s 1.25 install *with* the files already patched. I also want to share
this with the OS/2 community at large. So I put it on our WWW pages at: http://www.townsendsupply.com/era/OS2Stuff.htm
Please take a little time to view our other pages while there if you decide to
Even tho' the SoundScape isn't suppose to work outside of OS/2, it will.
If the DOS program supports the SoundScape directly, just add the BLASTER and
SNDSCAPE environment variables into AUTOEXEC.BAT (like it does in DOS and Windoze)
and it should work. DON'T run SSINIT, or the session will hang.
And you don't lose the sound in OS/2, either! :
I maintain a web site which has performance white papers and tuning tips for OS/2 Warp, OS/2 Warp Server, and Java for OS/2 Warp. Please stop by and visit. The URL is: http://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp/performance
"The patch does neither introduce new code nor does it affect any
of the cryptographic algorithms inside Netscape. The cryptographic algorithms
in Netscape don't have any keylength limitations itself but default to 40-bit
(export version). This patch changes this default behaviour to the one of
the 128-bit version."
That is the key symbol at the lower left hand corner of the Netscape window will
have a brake in it if no encryption is in use, a complete key with 1 tine (tooth)
if it's using 40 bit encryption and 2 tines (2 teeth) if it's using 128 bit encryption.
Warp 3 is XR_W (fill in NL version for underscore).
Finally, this one might be of help for Julian and everyone else who wants to
run Notes mail with a regular POP3 email account (as opposed to Notes mail on a
Notes client/server LAN).
Desc: Internet mail add-on for Warp 4's Lotus NotesMail Adds Internet mail (POP3
and SMTP) support to NotesMail v4.1, which is included with OS/2 Warp 4.0.
In Germany there is a gentleman called Reinhart Gruhn and his url is http://www.privat.kkf.net/joshua
He operates a system whereby users pay "up front" and he then puts
in a bulk order for the software. The next bulk-order list is now open for orders
to placed in August. His web site has recently been given English language pages.
A friend bought RSJ for OS/2 from him in this manner and the total price was
200 Deutschemarks as opposed to 400-500 DM normal retail. Total cost including currency
exchange was 75ukp or around 124usd. This brought RSJ for OS/2 down to near the
price of Windows stuff (ok maybe 50% more but much better than full retail of near
3x more). ie it became a viable alternative.
I have no involvement with Reinhart, merely passing the info. Caveat Emptor applies.
For those of you Stateside the electronic version may be the best bet with the manual
available for download from the RSJ site at http://www.rsj.de
I have seen a number of people complaining they can't get the OS/2 batch command
to start Suns Hot Java 1.1.4 to work. I don't use a batch file to start HotJava.
I created a program object with java.exe as the program name and then added the
following as the parameter field: -classpath C:\JAVA11\lib\classes.zip;C:\JAVA11\HOTJAVA1.1.4\lib\classes.zip;C:\JAVA11\HOTJAVA1.1.4\lib\.
-noasyncgc -ms4m -mx32m -Dhotjava.home=C:\JAVA11\HOTJAVA1.1.4 -Djava.home=C:\JAVA11
The above assumes that JAVA 1.1.x is installed in C:\JAVA11 and that the hotjava
directory is under C:\JAVA11 as well. The above worked fine for HJ 1.1.2 and continues
to work for and continues to do so for HJ 1.1.4. HotJava 1.1.4 can be downloaded
This way when you restore a previous desktop you will also restore all of the
files that you consider key files.
And that was what worked. Apparently if you install just the runtime and then
come back later and try to install the rest of the JDK, it doesn't like it. After
uninstalling and rebooting, I was able to install everything.
And Stephen A. Carter on the OS2-L had this to say about the Unicode font included
as part of java 1.1.6
I don't know if the fonts have improved any between the two versions, but in
principle, no, you shouldn't have to reinstall the Unicode fonts. The old one should
work fine, though it's possible that the displayed characters in the new one have
been "prettied up" in some way.
Alternatively, you can also install other Unicode TrueType fonts to work under
Java, too. Cyberbit used to have a free one called Bitstream that was pretty good
for Japanese and Chinese. But though I've tried and tried, I haven't been able to
get the Unicode TrueType fonts in the free language add-ons for Microsoft Internet
Explorer 3.0 or 4.0 to work.
The way the Unicode font in Java 1.1.4 renders Japanese is butt-ugly, but hey,
at least it's free. Most Japanese fonts cost an arm and a leg, and very few can
be for nothing. That's why I hijacked the font from OS/2 Java 1.1.4 to display Japanese
email on my BeBox. :-)
1. OS/2 Install Procedure
2. PMMail and Post Road Mailer Address Book conversion programs.
3. JSM Icons
4. A Spam Filter List
These utilities and files can be downloaded from Hobbes. The zip file is approximately
32K in size. The URL is: http://hobbes.NMSU.Edu/pub/os2/apps/internet/mail/util/jsmutils.zip
First from Warpcast:
The current BIOS update for Matrox graphics cards is dated 9.6.98 and can be
This puts the cards at levels;
Millennium II PCI bios rev. 1.40
Millennium II AGP bios rev. 1.30
Mystique 220 bios rev. 1.80
Mystique bios rev. 1.80
Millennium bios rev. 3.00
Then from Rob Burton:
I just installed the April Fool's BIOS just mentioned on Warpcast.
My 4MB Mystique continued to perform acceptably under Win95 and Warp4.06 so far.
I also put (back) on the 2.20.055 driver from IBM PC Co.
LSSFW4 (Lotus Smart Suite for OS/2 Warp 4) applications all work fine at 256
At 65k colours, the freeze-up previously observed at BIOS 1.6 + Driver 2.2 for
Organizer during a section change and Approach soon after launch does not continue
to occur. Lotus 123 works fine. WordPro ditto. Freelance ditto. This is with enDIVE
enabled (although it says "for 16 and 32 bpp", whatever that means).
At 16M colours, the failures previously observed at BIOS 1.6 + Driver 2.2 for
Organizer during a section change and Approach and Freelance soon after launch do
continue to occur with enDIVE selected. Lotus 123 and WordPro still work; Freelance
abends (exits) without bringing down the system if the "Current Page"
view is invoked. Approach loads and creates a new database from a template, but
disappears the way Freelance does upon the first operation attempted with it. Organizer
launches and loads and can change calendar views, but cannot complete a change to
another section - the new section paints in only partially and the system locks
up: no Ctrl+Esc available. CAD, however, does work, but without the onscreen "rebooting"
notice. Disabling enDIVE has no effect.
The 2.2 readme.os2 does say, "24 bpp may trap under certain conditions."
It does not offer elucidation. The 2.14 readme says the same thing, however.
There is measurable change in speed shown with Sysbench:
Total was 48 at BIOS 1.6 + Driver 2.14 for 16M colours and DIVE enDIVE and for
16M colours and no DIVE or enDIVE.
It is 43 with BIOS 1.8 and Driver 2.2 for 16M colours and no DIVE or enDIVE.
BIOS 1.8 and Driver 2.14 for 16M colours and with and without DIVE or enDIVE
gives total of 43, also.
The Win-OS/2 colours are "nicer" in tone than they were at 2.14 or
2.13 and BIOS 1.6.
I suppose the "best" combination is the 1.8 BIOS and the 2.14 driver
combo if you don't mind the apparent drop in speed of about 10%. The 2.2 continues
to fail to completely satisfy, although the BIOS 1.6 and 2.2 driver combo here previously
wouldn't operate at 65k, so there is a net gain there, I suppose.
If you need 16M colour depth, you are best at 2.14 in my opinion. The only apparent
justification here for the 2.2 and 1.8 combo would be if one of the (few) fixes
provided helps you.
As always, the MGA.MON file does not contain settings I find useful for my MAG
DX15, but it can still be edited to adjust.
I can find no reason to fear the April Fool BIOS; but neither can I find any
reason to prefer it.
The included pgpfake provides an interface between PMMail 1.9 and above and PGP
5.0 for OS/2 to make the most important features of PGP work again."
And if you are looking for PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) for OS/2 Richard R. Klemmer
suggests looking at http://users.invweb.net/~whgiii/pgp.html
"you should use the SBAWE32/64 drivers provided in the package. If you have
any problems, try to move the communications drivers (COM.SYS/VCOM.SYS or SIO.SYS/VSIO.SYS)
to the end of the config.sys. If the problem with the mouse persists, move the Mouse
lines (PCLOGIC, VMOUSE, etc) BETWEEN the SB driver and the communications drivers
on the config.sys.
Oh, yes, before try anything, put the /G switch on the device line of Sound Blaster
driver. This could solve the problem."