Power loss fouls package manager. :(

I was downloading a bunch of stuff with the package manager when
the power went off just long enough to shut my PC down. :frowning: When
I went back to try and download the stuff again, some items were
no longer listed and anything I tried would download part way then
I would get some error about not being able to open something.

I removed QNX RTP and will try it again later. Right now I’m
looking for some way to force it into letting me have more than
16 colors on my Dell Latitude XPi P75D.

BTW. Why choose a 4bit video mode? 99.999% of VGA video systems
in current use should support 640x480 8bit in bone stock IBM 8514
emulation. I haven’t seen a VGA board with less than 256K in
at least 10 years. (I have seen 24bit video chips hobbled with
16 or even 8bit DACs though. Ewww.) I have the same gripe with
Win9x using 4bit video in “safe mode”, c’mon, show me one person
using Win9x with a video board that doesn’t have a standard
640x480 8bit mode.

If you want to see some real video mode tweaking, check the
source code to FractInt for DOS. :slight_smile: They do some wild and wacky
things with that program.

Hi Gregg,

Have you tried removing the packages then re-installing them? To remove
a package just use the launch menu and under “Software” select “Manage
my software”. There you should be able to remove packages. I am not
sure though about packages that are 1/2 installed.

Actually now that I re-read your post you already removed the RTP. Well
just in case it happens again…

Take care!

Erick.



Gregg E. <gregg1@valint.net> wrote:

I was downloading a bunch of stuff with the package manager when
the power went off just long enough to shut my PC down. > :frowning: > When
I went back to try and download the stuff again, some items were
no longer listed and anything I tried would download part way then
I would get some error about not being able to open something.

I removed QNX RTP and will try it again later. Right now I’m
looking for some way to force it into letting me have more than
16 colors on my Dell Latitude XPi P75D.

BTW. Why choose a 4bit video mode? 99.999% of VGA video systems
in current use should support 640x480 8bit in bone stock IBM 8514
emulation. I haven’t seen a VGA board with less than 256K in
at least 10 years. (I have seen 24bit video chips hobbled with
16 or even 8bit DACs though. Ewww.) I have the same gripe with
Win9x using 4bit video in “safe mode”, c’mon, show me one person
using Win9x with a video board that doesn’t have a standard
640x480 8bit mode.

If you want to see some real video mode tweaking, check the
source code to FractInt for DOS. > :slight_smile: > They do some wild and wacky
things with that program.