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SCOUG OS/2 For You - October 1998


 Dear Mr. Know-It-All 

Mr. Know-It-All always has the answers to even the really tough questions.


Q.  Dear Mr. Know-It-All,

I just bought a new computer, on which I've installed OS/2 Warp 4.  Please tell me everything I have to download and install on top of it, to have the most current version of everything.

A.  See http://duanec.indelible-blue.com/fixes/LatestWarp4.html for your answer.  Duane Chamblee has created a link page with most of the updates.

If you use IDE drives, you should also download the new driver package at ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/os2ddpak/idedasd.exe and run it (it's a self-extracting zip file).  Follow the README instructions.

And also download the latest drivers for each piece of hardware that you have (video card, sound card, etc.).

There was one "slipstream" OS/2 Warp 4 version.  It had no functional differences, but the package did have some newer apps and drivers.

 

Q.  Dear Mr. Know-It-All,

I'm a programmer in a mid-size company with offices in several states, and we have one very large OS/2 application that runs on a lot of desks.  I recently made some modifications to it, and now we get one or two calls a day that the app has given a SYS3175 or sometimes a complete Trap.

I need some kind of a utility that can be run to capture exactly what's on the screen when this happens, because the users don't write down the information even though we keep asking them.  Do you know of such a utility?

A.  You don't need any utility.  The information is stored in a history file named POPUPLOG.OS2.

For Warp 4, the file is in the OS/2 drive's root directory.  For Warp 3, you'll unfortunately need to add SUPPRESSPOPUPS=x to the CONFIG.SYS file on each machine, where "x" is the drive letter of the root directory you want POPUPLOG.OS2 to appear in (example:  SUPPRESSPOPUPS=D).

If you've kept a record of everyone who's reported the problem, contact them and ask them to forward this file to you.  If you have a method for accessing that file from every machine on your network (some users may be getting the error but not reporting it), check each machine for these errors.

 

Mr. Know-It-All lives in Southern California.



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Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

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SCOUG is a trademark of the Southern California OS/2 User Group.
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