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We scan the Web, Usenet and the OS/2 mailing lists looking for these gems. Have you run across an interesting bit of information about OS/2 or eComStation recently? Please share it with all our readers. Send your tips to If you are interested in joining a particular OS/2 mailing list, check out the VOICE Mailing List page for subscribing instructions for a large variety of existing lists -

Editor's note: these tips are from OS/2-eComStation 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.

Oct 19, 2002 - Our first tip of the month is from Roderick Klein, who gave me the following info on IRC n #VOICE, on how to uninstall MMOS2 on eComStation:
IBM removed that in MCP 1 and higher (btw eCS 1.1 will have a supported way that can remove MMOS2 again)

First remove all shit from the config.sys that mentions MMOS2
then dump the templates and the Multimedia objects
Check the libpath also then reboot
Kick the complete! MMOS2 directory away.... Delete \mmos2 completely!
Then Reboot to be safe
Then start install.exe and don't select a soundcard
select in the last screen mmos2 and let it install
after you reboot install uniaud
and reboot
if it still does not work I don't know :-)

Oct 19, 2002 - From Timothy Sipples of IBM, here is an answer to many questions I get about how to get wireless networking going under OS/2 on a desktop system:
In addition to the 802.11b adapters suggested in past OS2VOICE newsletters, I've found several options which work with any standard ethernet-equipped device, including PCs running eComStation or OS/2 Warp.

These ethernet-to-wireless devices include the D-Link AirPro DWL-810 and Linksys WET11. Variously known as "wireless bridges" or "station adapters," you should find them for less than U.S. $100. They're increasingly popular among game console owners who want to go wireless. (Station Adapter mode)

The above devices are universally compatible with any system that has a standard ethernet adapter. No special driver is required. Most if not all are configurable using any web browser.

Timothy F. Sipples
IBM WebSphere Software
Chicago, Illinois

Oct 27, 2002 - From news group on the server, here is a tip for owners of Thinkpads on how to get the latest cross reference of all models in PDF format:
Don't bother trying to break the code, you'll only give yourself a headache. Go here instead: Here you will find the "IBM Personal Systems Reference Sheets" -- or PSREF sheets, for short. Everything you ever wanted to know about the computer you are buying. Specs, equipment, etc. It is fairly accurate, too, although it has been known to be wrong on occasion. You can always verify with IBM Tech Support (they will answer product info questions the best they can) or Sales. Under the "Current Products and Technologies" section, click on "IBM ThinkPad X, T, R, and A Series" to download the PDF file.

Oct 27, 2002 - Do you use the mail program MR2/ICE? Here's a tip from Steven Levine on the MR2/ICE Mailing list for using special characters in filters:
Only if the search string contains characters special the ICE's filter expressions. For example, you would have to quote:

but not
The @ character is not special.

You probably need a copy of:

Nov 10, 2002 - Do you have a problem with creating charts in Freelance Graphics crashing the application? Andy Willis offers this possible solution to try on the news group:
Do you have Odin installed? If so renamee imm32.dll in it and see if you still have the problem. I have that problem with wordpro and charts on 1.7.

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