Re: [Freedos-user] Whatever happened to freedos-32?

2009-08-14 Thread MegaBrutal
2009/8/13 King InuYasha ngomp...@gmail.com: 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.

Re: [Freedos-user] USB for FreeDos

2009-08-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi JVP, thanks for testing the Bret Johnson USB drivers :-) ... usb mouse attached to my FreeBasic/FreeDos application C:\Dos32\DosLFN.com C:\Dos32\cwsdpmi.exe If you run cwsdpmi like that, it will probably not stay in RAM? Apps made with FreeBASIC will just load cwsdpmi themselves while

Re: [Freedos-user] buggy djgpp with freedos.

2009-08-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi, installed freedos base on an old dell(ten years);installed djgpp with rhide; acted very buggy and refused to compile even a hello world; rebooted with 'himem' option, and now it compiles and executes. However, I then tried a larger program with eight functions, and it too, compiled and

Re: [Freedos-user] Whatever happened to freedos-32?

2009-08-14 Thread Bernd Blaauw
Op 14-8-2009 13:13, MegaBrutal schreef: Who ever needs a 64-bit version of DOS, especially if you need to emulate an entire processor while achieving it? 32-bit is just fine. I don't know why would anyone switch to 64-bit for DOS, since people don't even use the advantages out. Of course,

Re: [Freedos-user] USB for FreeDos

2009-08-14 Thread Bret Johnson
Hi JVP, thanks for testing the Bret Johnson USB drivers :-) {snip} cd\usb usbuhci IRQ 11 DisableLegacySupport I assume the IRQ can also be set automatically? Yes, the IRQ is normally set automatically, either by the BIOS or by USBUHCI{L}. The reason JVP needed to change it was because

[Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Jack
On 14-Aug-2009 13:13, MegaBrutal wrote: Who ever needs a 64-bit version of DOS, especially if you need to emulate an entire processor while achieving it? 32-bit is just fine. I don't know why would anyone switch to 64-bit for DOS since people don't even use the advantages out. Of course

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Bernd Blaauw
Op 14-8-2009 20:17, Jack schreef: Re: using memory over 4-GB in DOS, the best way to AVOID many new I am assuming here that, to keep things simple and still-useful for programs that cannot or will-not be upgraded, the XMS drivers will all behave same-as-before for current XMS commands. User

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Bret Johnson
I pretty much agree. I actually don't really need or even want access to even the full 4GB that a 32-bit CPU allows, but would like what's there to work correctly no matter how much memory there actually is. My newest computer came with 6GB (64-bit Vista), which I multi-boot to DOS. I had to

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Jack
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:43:17 -0700, Bernd Blaauw bbla...@home.nl wrote: I don't know if it's easier or harder to do, but maybe best approach is twofold : 1) First 4GB handled traditionally for programs, ramdisks, diskcaches etc. 2) Ramdisk driver that can handle all memory beyond 4GB

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Bernd Blaauw
Op 14-8-2009 21:18, Jack schreef: This would work. But, if we are to cook up a new scheme to handle memory beyond 4-GB, why limit it only for RAMdisk usage? If the XMS drivers/handlers support such large memory, EVERYBODY could use it! yes, as long as older programs don't use it by

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Jack
On 14-Aug-2009 21:18, Jack wrote: ... But, if we are to cook up a new scheme to handle memory beyond 4-GB, why limit it only for RAMdisk usage? If the XMS drivers/ handlers support such large memory, EVERYBODY could use it! yes, as long as older programs don't use it by accident. Guess

Re: [Freedos-user] [Fwd: Full Screen Sized Screen-Dumps]

2009-08-14 Thread Robert J. Thompson
Eric: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you (was in LA for week, then had a monitor failure. I tried to reproduce the problem. it did about the same thing although not exactly. Eric Auer wrote: Hi Bob, Some questions: Is that Fortran program running in DOS? The Fortran program is

Re: [Freedos-user] [Fwd: Full Screen Sized Screen-Dumps]

2009-08-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Robert, ...program calculates and displays a graph on the screen. Okay I understand more of your problem in Ubuntu now... If you use lp in Linux or copy ... prn in dosemu, the latter will basically assume that you want to print a plain text document. Lp might also support postscript and

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Jack, Re: using memory over 4-GB in DOS, the best way to AVOID many new custom programs is to raise the capacity of XMS drivers... 1) A change to the XMS request which determines available memory, with a change to the FreeDOS MEM program to display all such memory. I believe