I've had Warp 4 GA for about a week now, and it's driving me up the wall.
First, the machine: 486SX33, 20Mb RAM, 1G EIDE disk, ET4000/W32i video
card, ATAPI CD-ROM, SoundGalaxy "Washington" 16 soundcard. Has been running
Warp 3.0 and Linux just fine for quite a while.
I had to let it reformat the boot partition, as it didn't recognize the FAT
filesystem on it (which, incidentally, Novell DOS 7.0 and Warp 3.0 had had
no problems with at all). This was annoying, but not fatal.
However, it now locks up randomly. Complete lockup - no errors, no way out
beyond resetting the machine. At first I thought it might have been the OD
demo from the Sampler CD, so I removed that. Problem still occurs. So I
remove the ext2fs drivers (which were fine under 3.0). Still no fix.
Remove the XFree86 support driver, and still no fix.
By this stage there's nothing funny installed anymore. Only the Warp 4
base, and TCP/IP (no NIC, just SLIP/PPP).
There doesn't seem to be any common denominator in all of this - sometimes
it happens while I'm using Kermit in fullscreen to telnet out, sometimes it
happens while doing stuff on the desktop, sometimes while starting a
fullscreen session, and the last time but one it was when running a REXX
script in a windowed OS/2 command session.
There are also some video problems (icons and window decorations corrupted
sometimes), but those I can live with if need be. The lockups are a
I'm extremely dissappointed so far - this is not the kind of behaviour that
I expect from OS/2. The hardware is fine - everything else I've run on this
machine runs just fine (OS/2 2.1x and 3.0, Linux 1.2.x and 2.0.x, NTWS4b2,
W95, and assorted apps), so it looks rather like there's a nasty bug in
Anyone else had a similar experience and found the cause of the problem? I
quite like the enhancements made in 4.0, so I'd like to be able to use it
with confidence that it isn't going to crash on me.
Matt McLeod "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses."
System Administrator - Sir Humphrey Appleby
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