OS/2 Warp 4 Video Resolution

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OS/2 Warp 4 Video Resolution

Postby Studio Muppet » 17. Apr 2017, 11:37

Hello,

I have installed OS/2 Warp 4 successfully in VirtualBox using the images from site information removed due to licensing and the very helpful guide on here by user ghr. I'm stumbling at the final hurdle; getting the GRADD driver installed so I can use a larger resolution.

So on my VM Warp 4.5 (Fixpack 15 installed) if I use the gradd083 driver, it installs but on reboot the system hangs (after displaying hardware info) please see screengrab:
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gradd083 hang after install (reboot)
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I then rolled back to a clean snapshot and tried installing gradd97 but executing the setup GEN command returns the following error: REXX0004 Program Interrupted screengrab:
gradd97 install error.jpg
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Any advice would be much appreciated. :D

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Re: OS/2 Warp 4 Video Resolution

Postby michaln » 19. Apr 2017, 14:53

Warp 4 is not Warp 4.5. Warp 4.5 comes with functioning GRADD support and does not need any additional packages.

I don't remember exactly what works or doesn't work with plain Warp 4. All I can tell you is that I have a VM with Warp 4 FixPak 9 that runs GRADD, but I can't quite figure out which GRADD version it is. It may be simply whatever came with FP9.
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Re: OS/2 Warp 4 Video Resolution

Postby Studio Muppet » 19. Apr 2017, 21:22

Oh I see. Thank you for the info michaln. It's just 4.5 was displayed after I typed VER in an OS/2 CMD Window, but I'm totally new to OS/2 Warp and have a lot to learn. It's been great to use the one OS that passed me by. :D I tried to access a smb share from the host and boy, there is a lot of hoops to jump through. :shock:

I'll try a fresh install of 4.52 (4.52.14.086_W4) from here site information removed due to licensing and report back. Would be much easier on the eyes to have a higher resolution display.
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Re: OS/2 Warp 4 Video Resolution

Postby Studio Muppet » 20. Apr 2017, 21:36

Finally achieved full screen using aforementioned version of OS/2 Warp (Internal Revision 14.086_w4 is displayed on the boot splash screen). After install both attempted installs of gradd083 and gradd097 resulted in exactly the same errors. So from a good snapshot (VGA driver) I tried a few that hung on reboot but struck gold with the SciTech Display Doctor driver. I installed this via selective install (so it was bundled with the build). Lists in boot as V7 build 215.
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Great stuff! 8)
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