Author Archives: David Azarewicz

AHCI Driver Package version 2.03 released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our AHCI Disk Driver Package version 2.03 for ArcaOS, OS/2, and eComStation.

This release contains the following major changes:

  • In version 2.03, Added support for message interrupts. This will allow certain motherboards with nonfunctional interrupt pin hardware to run. ACPI PSD version 3.23.06 is required for message interrupts to be enabled. Other minor fixes.
  • In version 2.02, Fixed interrupt handler issue for systems with multiple AHCI adapters.
  • In version 2.01, Major reorganization of the entire driver. Enhanced debugging support. Several minor fixes. Now a 32 bit driver.

This release is an update for all users. If you have ArcaOS, you need this update since ArcaOS 5.0 included v2.01 and ArcaOS 5.0.1 included v2.02. If you are still running eCS or OS/2, you need this update since the last released version for those platforms was v1.32 and a lot has changed since then.

More information about the AHCI Disk Package may be found in the AHCI wiki.

If you have ArcaOS, this driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of the Support & Maintenance subscription for your ArcaOS product. Please log into your account and see your ArcaOS order details page to access your software.

If you have an Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription, this driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

If you are still running OS/2 and/or eComStation systems and haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now. It may also be a good time to consider moving up to ArcaOS.

JFS Driver Package version 1.09.07 released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our JFS Journaling File System Driver Package for OS/2 and eComStation version 1.09.07.

This is a maintenance release and does not contain any significant changes. This release contains the following changes:

  • Minor cosmetic changes. No code changes were made which affect disk operations.
  • Changed command parser to add an option to call existing chkdsk functions
    differently.

This release is the same driver that is included in ArcaOS 5.0. If you recently purchased a license for ArcaOS 5.0, it is not necessary to download and install this package — you already have it.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

More information about the JFS Package may be found in the JFS wiki.

If you are still running OS/2 and/or eComStation systems and haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

MultiMac

New AMouse driver package (3.01.02) released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new release of our AMouse driver package.

This package contains the following updates:

  • XWP widget updates.
  • Installer fixes.

This release is the same driver that is included in ArcaOS 5.0. If you recently purchased a license for ArcaOS 5.0, it is not necessary to download and install this package — you already have it.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

If you are still running OS/2 and/or eComStation systems and haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

More information about the AMouse driver may be found in the wiki.

Panorama Video Driver Package version 1.08 released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our Panorama Video Driver Package for OS/2 and eComStation version 1.08.

This is a maintenance release containing the following changes:

  • Removed some WarpIN installer restrictions.
  • Added setup WPS class to package.
  • Enhanced UseNativeRes functionality.
  • Fixed installer to work on ArcaOS installations.
  • Added test so that driver will not report resolutions or attempt
    to use video memory above that reported by the BIOS.

This release is exactly the same driver that is included in ArcaOS 5.0. If you recently purchased a license for ArcaOS 5.0, it is not necessary to download and install this package — you already have it.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

More information about the Panorama Package may be found in the Panorama wiki.

If you are still running OS/2 and/or eComStation systems and haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

ACPI Driver Package version 3.23.05 released

An ACPI packageArca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our ACPI Driver Package for OS/2 and eComStation version 3.23.05.

This is a maintenance release containing the following changes:

  • Updated to ACPICA 20170119. See acpica.org for details.
  • Enhanced debugging support.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

More information about the ACPI Driver Package may be found in the ACPI Driver wiki.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

MultiMac

New MultiMac NIC driver package (20161204) released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new release of our MultiMac NIC driver package.

This package contains rebuilt drivers to incorporate some SMP related fixes in the system libraries. Even though the actual driver code has not been changed in any of the drivers, all the drivers were rebuilt to incorporate the new system libraries. All of the 32 bit drivers are affected.

Note that when you install this package, one of the drivers is marked as untested (MMSK) and is not automatically selected for installation. This means that the developer does not have the hardware to test this driver and could not get someone to test it. If you want to use this driver, you must select it on the packages page of the installer. If you use this driver and would like to become the official tester for it, please see the info section of the .txt file for the driver (MMSK.txt) after installation, or the ReadMe on the wiki.

As always, please read the .txt file that comes with each driver and also provided on the wiki. If you have problems with any of the drivers in this release, please read the Debugging Guide in the wiki first. If your problem cannot be resolved with the Debugging Guide, then the problem should be reported to the ticketing system. Simply log in with your Arca Noae credentials, select MultiMac from the list of projects, and open a ticket.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS drivers and software package subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

More information about the MultiMac NIC drivers may be found in the wiki.

MultiMac

New AMouse driver package (3.01.01) released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new release of our AMouse driver package.

This package contains the following updates:

  • The XWP widget is now included.
  • Misc minor bug fixes.

Please read the ReadMe.txt file that comes with this package and also provided on the wiki. If you have problems with this software, please report the problem in the ticketing system. Simply log in with your Arca Noae credentials, select AMouse from the list of projects, and open a ticket.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS drivers and software package subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

More information about the AMouse driver may be found in the wiki.

ACPI Package version 3.23.04 released

An ACPI packageArca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our ACPI Package for OS/2 and eComStation version 3.23.04.

This release contains the following changes:

  • Updated to ACPICA 20160930. See acpica.org for details.
  • Fixed minor issue when running in PIC mode related to the 64 interrupt support change.
  • Improved how the PSD integrates with the kernel. This fixes a minor issue related to the 64 interrupt support.
  • Fixed a problem in InstallDebugFiles.cmd.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

More information about the ACPI Package may be found in the ACPI wiki.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

ACPI package version 3.23.03 released

An ACPI packageArca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our ACPI Package for OS/2 and eComStation version 3.23.03.

This release contains the following changes:

  • Updated to ACPICA 20160831.
  • Added support for up to 64 interrupts.
  • Removed automatic fallback to VW if too many interrupts. Use of /VW is discouraged. Use of /VW can cause failures on modern hardware.
  • Some minor fixes to the Warpin installer.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

More information about the ACPI Package may be found in the ACPI wiki.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

MultiMac

New MultiMac NIC driver package (20161008) released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new release of our MultiMac NIC driver package.

This release is a refresh of the 20161005 package. There was a problem in the system library which affected all drivers in the package. If you previously installed the 20161005 package, you are strongly encouraged to download and install this package to update your drivers.

This package is just a refresh of the 20161005 release so the information for that release is the same for this one and is repeated here:

  • An updated E1000B driver.
  • An updated MMALE driver.
  • An updated MMLEM driver.
  • An updated MMRE driver.
  • An updated MMAE driver.
  • An updated MMALC driver.
  • A new MMIGB driver for older Intel NICs.
  • A new MMSK driver for SysKonnect SK-NET NICs.
  • All the other drivers are not changed at all. In fact, they are the same files that were distributed in the last release simply copied into this current release for convenience.

Note that when you install this package, four of the drivers are marked as untested (MMAE, MMALC, MMIGB, MMSK) and are not automatically selected for installation. This means that the developer does not have the hardware to test these drivers and could not get someone to test them. If you want to use these drivers, you must select them on the packages page of the installer. If you use one of these four drivers and would like to become the official tester for it, please see the info section of the .txt file for the driver (mmae.txt for example) after installation, or the ReadMe on the wiki.

As always, please read the .txt file that comes with each driver and also provided on the wiki. If you have problems with any of the drivers in this release, please read the Debugging Guide in the wiki first. If your problem cannot be resolved with the Debugging Guide, then the problem should be reported to the ticketing system. Simply log in with your Arca Noae credentials, select MultiMac from the list of projects, and open a ticket.

This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS drivers and software package subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.

More information about the MultiMac NIC drivers may be found in the wiki.