I have loaded the Qbasic program on the Desktop of my Windows XP system and 
programmed "LPRINT" for a number of the parameters I want to see. The program 
will not print on my printer. The program does work, however, when I use the 
"Print" command. What do I have to do to get it to print on my printer?

Melvin M. Friedlander
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(951) 301-4152

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   1. Disk checking and defragmentation. NSSI.
      (Marcos Favero Florence de Barros)
   2. Re: Whatever happened to freedos-32? (Aitor Santamar?a)
   3. Fwd: XST Basic (Aitor Santamar?a)
   4. Re: Disk checking and defragmentation (Aitor Santamar?a)
   5. Re: XST Basic (Aitor Santamar?a)
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Message: 1
Date: Wed,  2 Sep 2009 00:14:46 -0300 (BRT)
From: "Marcos Favero Florence de Barros" <fav...@mpcnet.com.br>
Subject: [Freedos-user] Disk checking and defragmentation. NSSI.
To: "FreeDOS List" <freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net>
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Hi Eric, Japheth,

First let me clarify that, as far as I am concerned, the JemmEx
problem with NSSI (System Information) is not so important. NSSI runs
well under HimemX + Jemm386. The topic of my original posting was
"Disk checking and defragmentation", which is what I need most.

This notwithstanding, here are the answers to your questions:



>> NSSI is a special case. It crashes with JemmEx

> How exactly does NSSI crash and where can one download it?

It does not start, and gives the following error message:

     Working...
     Fatal Swapping Error! Unable to reload program.

After that, the computer is unstable: it is able to run simple
programs such as the DC-SK file manager, but crashes if you try
something bigger, such as the NDN file manager, in which case JemmEx
gives an error message of the kind:

    JemmEx: exception 06 occurred at ...
    ...
    Press ESC to abort program

However, the ESC key does not work, nor does Ctrl-Alt-Del, only the
reset button does.

To download NSSI:

    Navr?til Software System Information (NSSI)
    Version 0.60.32 (2008-08-18)
    http://www.navsoft.cz



>> I just ran [NSSI] again, this time with HimemX, and this is the new report:
>>   XMS
>>   Present       Yes, Version 3.0
>>   Manager       HIMEM, Revision 3.31
>>   Total         31680 KB, Used 2094 KB (7%), Free 29586 KB (93%)

> That looks as if NSSI only looks at the XMS 2 information,
> unless you really have only 32 MB of RAM installed?

That's right, I have only 32 MB.



>>   As far as I know, direct disk access is not yet implemented in NDN.
>>   However, the original DN (by Rit Labs) does have it, and caused a
>>   lot of trouble before I disabled it.

> Ah okay. Could you double-check?

I suppose you meant double-checking the NDN part, so here it is. The
NDN help says:

     Direct Disk Access
     NOT IMPLEMENTED!
     Direct Disk Access is designed to approach disk without using a
     file system, through direct (logical, not physical) sector
     reading and writing. Faster, is possible the?undeleting?of?files
     etc., but conflicts are possible with Network, RAM, SUBST etc.
     drives.

As to the DN part, let me know if you want me to test it again.



>>   (1) Their names were full of illegal characters.
>>
>>   (2) They could not be deleted or moved, either by file managers or
>>   directly from the FreeDOS command line, nor could they be fixed with
>>   CHKDSK / DOSFSCK.
>>
>>   (3) If they were folders, it was in some cases impossible to enter
>>   them and see the files they supposedly contained.
>>
>>   This has not happened in recent file damage episodes, which leads me
>>   to believe it was related to the DN direct disk access, or to
>>   DOSLFN, both of which I no longer use.

> Would be interesting to find out - maybe you can try again
> with a floppy or a disk where it is no problem if some files
> break during experiments? It sounds a bit as if you saw parts
> of long file names without them making up a proper long name.
> I know that dosfsck does process long names. Not sure what
> chkdsk does with them, but it will either ignore the parts
> or even look at the long names if it is fully LFN aware.

Today I bought an extra hard disk for these tests. I should be able to
replicate last year's problems using the same zip files with LFNs.

However, I'm very busy these days, and it will be a week or so before
I can do it.

Regards,

Marcos


Marcos Favero Florence de Barros
Sao Paulo, Brazil





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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 01:48:14 +0200
From: Aitor Santamar?a <aitor...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Whatever happened to freedos-32?
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Hi,

Well, at least while those fancy 64-bit processors start at 16-bit,
and have a 32-bit mode that can run tasks in the V86 mode, we are
safe.
I wonder, however, what will happen once Microsoft start releasing
Windows only in the x64 flavour (and drop the x86), and something
happens about our old 16-bit BIOS (EFI?).

Regards,
Aitor


2009/8/13 King InuYasha <ngomp...@gmail.com>:
> As far as I can tell, the last commit in the SVN for the project was in
> 2007, so it's either abandoned, in hiatus, or going so slowly that no
> commits have been pushed through in the last two years.
> Remaking the FreeDOS kernel to be 32-bit might be rather significant, or
> even to 64-bit, since we are starting to see quite a few 64-bit processors.
> The only problem with a 64-bit FreeDOS kernel is figuring out how to deal
> with 16-bit applications. I'd say the best option would be to add a
> driver/module that would do the exact same thing as user-mode QEMU on Linux:
> emulate a processor and load it in a hybrid environment.
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Michael Robinson <plu...@robinson-west.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> There was an effort to create a 32 bit version of freedos with memory
>> protection and possibly some other features. ?What is happening with
>> this project? ?I'm just curious is all.
>>
>>
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 13:19:20 +0200
From: Aitor Santamar?a <aitor...@gmail.com>
Subject: [Freedos-user] Fwd: XST Basic
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Hello guys,

It seems we have available a new open source BASIC tool
(interpreter?). I would like to know if any of you could give some
feedback on it, try it (maybe compare with other BASIC tools), as I am
not very familiar with BASIC tools nowadays.

I'll be looking for your comments.

UltraBas, in order for XST Basic to be included, we would also need an
LSM entry for it (see http://www.freedos.org/freedos/software/ ).

Many thanks for your interest in FreeDOS!

Regards,
Aitor





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Date: 2009/8/24
Subject: XST Basic
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Message body follows:

The XST Basic, written by Rodney Mc Connell, is now open source.

Source code is at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xstbasic/

Original site was at: http://www.geocities.com/snakessoft/vault.html

Maybe, it could be for FreeDos what Qbasic was for MS-DOS: an user-
friendly programming environment, suitable for mini-games
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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 13:23:46 +0200
From: Aitor Santamar?a <aitor...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Disk checking and defragmentation
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Geraldo, it is ages that kernel is compatible with FAT32... what do you mean?

Aitor


2009/8/25 Geraldo Netto <geraldone...@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>
> I hope it helps Eric
> http://www.daniel-baumann.ch/software/dosfstools/
> * ?2009-07-27: releasing 3.0.5 - bugfix and cleanup for VFAT patent
> avoidance kernel patch
> * 2009-07-21: releasing 3.0.4 - compatible with VFAT patent avoidance
> kernel patch, bugfix in dosfsck repair mode
> * 2009-05-18: releasing 3.0.3 - supporting limited-memory embedded systems
> * 2009-02-28: releasing 3.0.2 - fixes rare dosfsck corruption
> * 2008-11-23: releasing 3.0.1 - improves dosfsck cluster handling,
> fixes timing issues
> * 2008-09-28: releasing 3.0.0 - Initial release of revived upstream
>
> btw, what about fat32 support on kernel?
>
> See Ya,
>
> Geraldo
> Sapere Aude
> Non dvcor, dvco
> S?o Paulo, Brasil, -3gmt
> site: http://exdev.sf.net/
> msn: geraldo_b...@hotmail.com
> skype: geraldo-netto
> icq: 145-061-456
>
> 2009/8/25 Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de>:
>>
>> Hi Marcos,
>>
>>> (2) The previous version of DEFRAG crashed, with loss of files, when
>>> there was something wrong in the hard drive which DOSFSCK had not been
>>> able to fix.
>>>
>>> And speaking of disk checking, I haven't had much luck with DOSFSCK
>>> either, and still less with CHKDSK. Both crashed with loss of files in
>>> different occasions. As a result I'm now wary of using either, and
>>> when I occasionally do run DOSFSCK I get apprehensive.
>>>
>>> All my hard drives are FAT16...
>>
>> Please give some examples of things going wrong with dosfsck.
>> Note that it has a - recommended - two pass mode where all
>> changes are only simulated, then it checks again and lets
>> you decide whether to actually write changes to disk ?:-).
>>
>> Make sure you use the current version 2.11c to avoid issues
>> with swapping to disk, in particular if you have little RAM.
>> You should have HIMEM or HIMEMX or similar loaded, of course.
>>
>> Eric
>>
>> PS: I know there is dosfsck 3.0.1 for Linux, but afair the
>> diff to 2.11 is sort of big, hard to merge into the DOS port?
>>
>>
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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 13:27:59 +0200
From: Aitor Santamar?a <aitor...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] XST Basic
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Oops, that is what I was looking for, Eric. Did anyone in the list had
the chance to give a try too?
Sounds like a good candidate for another BASIC tool...

Aitor


2009/8/27 Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de>:
>
> Hi everybody, Angelo Rosina writes about a BASIC for DOS,
> forwarding some info from him :-) Should we add XST to our
> freedos.org software collection and/or the distro? :-)
>
> Eric
>
>
>
> Since XST is compiled with DJGPP, it's hardware requirements are almost
> the same of FreeBasic
>
> FreeBasic (FB) and XST Basic are different products, with different targets.
>
> FB is a true compiler; XST is an interpreter + a C emitter (it cannot
> directly compile, but can convert the source into a C code that can be
> compiled)
>
> FB has a QB compatible mode; XST is more based on AMOS and STOS Basic
> (for Amiga and Atari ST)
>
> FB is a generic, all-purposes language; XST is focused on multimedia and
> game development (even a very good Doom clone is available in demos)
>
> FB can be extended with external libraries; XST already has graphic,
> sprites, 3D and sound support.
>
> FB can only compile, you have to use an external editor (i.e. RHIDE);
> XST has its own IDE, where you can write and instantly run your program.
>
> If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
>
>> The XST Basic, written by Rodney Mc Connell, is now open source.
>> Source code is at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xstbasic/
>> Original site was at: http://www.geocities.com/snakessoft/vault.html
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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 13:50:10 +0200
From: Aitor Santamar?a <aitor...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Driver Problems
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Hi,

About the screen problem:
I don't know that model, but in earlier laptops, text mode wouldn't
fill the whole screen (pixels weren't "expanded"), and that may be the
reason of your problem.
Under Linux, many "text modes" are actually graphic modes
(framebuffers and such), and not pure BIOS text modes, have you tried,
for example, wether it happens with MS-DOS (or Win9x/ME bootdisk...).

Aitor

2009/8/27 ron3090 <onua...@gmail.com>:
>
> I have an old Dell Latitude CPi A Laptop that has Puppy and FreeDOS installed
> on it. Puppy works fine, sound and full video. But FreeDOS has problems.
> First, there is no sound, which I've heard is common. According to the Dell
> website, the sound controller is a "NeoMagic 2200 AC97 Codec" which is of
> the type "Sound Blaster Emulation." Yet the sound doesn't work. I don't know
> the first thing about FreeDOS, other than how to navigate to my games. How
> do I get sound working?
> Second, but not as important, is that the video does not fill up the whole
> screen. Once again, I'm assuming this has something to do with the drivers.
> It is a NeoMagic 2200.
> Lastly, I'd like to be able to use my USB drive with FreeDOS. I installed
> "DosUSB," and the drive lights up after I run the program. How do I access
> the drive?
> Hoping for an answer,
> ron3090
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