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KernelEx 4.5.2

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Okay, here is one more bug I found in Gimp. I hope it is the last one...

But it's a rather big bug making the Gimp crash..

It appears from version 2.6.8 to "now", those are the versions where you have to replace the libgio-2.0-0.dll... Version 2.6.7 is ok.

And this is how to produce it:

Open a new drawing. Just below the painting-area is a "zoom-menu". Just try ,lets say, 67(%) and hit enter. Tadaaa, a crash. And this is what it returns (in win2000-mode):

GIMP-2 führte eine ungültige Anweisung in <--"an invalid instruction"

Modul GIMP-2.6.EXE bei 0177:00726294 aus.

Register:

EAX=00000000 CS=0177 EIP=00726294 EFLGS=00010287

EBX=00000000 SS=017f ESP=010bee70 EBP=ffffffe2

ECX=00000003 DS=017f ESI=00000064 FS=584f

EDX=0073be48 ES=017f EDI=00000010 GS=0000

Bytes bei CS:EIP:

66 0f d6 84 24 b8 00 00 00 0f 4e 7c 24 64 df ac

Stapelwerte:

01baf900 010d0088 03b008bc ffffffff 010bee64 010beec4 7d00968c 010d0084 03b007b4 00000000 00000040 050f8bb6 2a52074a 0000017f 000000a2 00000002

Can this be solved somehow?!? And, of course, can someone confirm that?!

I just noticed that this doesn't occur in the japanese version ( http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/gimp-painter/releases/ ). It runs fine and readable..

One doesn't even have to do the "libgio-2.0-0.dll"-trick.

But instead there is a 4-number-code where a space should be in the "zoom-menu".

I guess this can be solved easily, but I don't know how..

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I must be really retarded but how does this program work? I've downloaded and installed it but don't see where the program is. Help? Thanks alot!

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Okay, here is one more bug I found in Gimp. I hope it is the last one...

But it's a rather big bug making the Gimp crash..

It appears from version 2.6.8 to "now", those are the versions where you have to replace the libgio-2.0-0.dll... Version 2.6.7 is ok.

And this is how to produce it:

Open a new drawing. Just below the painting-area is a "zoom-menu". Just try ,lets say, 67(%) and hit enter. Tadaaa, a crash. And this is what it returns (in win2000-mode):

GIMP-2 führte eine ungültige Anweisung in <--"an invalid instruction"

Modul GIMP-2.6.EXE bei 0177:00726294 aus.

Register:

EAX=00000000 CS=0177 EIP=00726294 EFLGS=00010287

EBX=00000000 SS=017f ESP=010bee70 EBP=ffffffe2

ECX=00000003 DS=017f ESI=00000064 FS=584f

EDX=0073be48 ES=017f EDI=00000010 GS=0000

Bytes bei CS:EIP:

66 0f d6 84 24 b8 00 00 00 0f 4e 7c 24 64 df ac

Stapelwerte:

01baf900 010d0088 03b008bc ffffffff 010bee64 010beec4 7d00968c 010d0084 03b007b4 00000000 00000040 050f8bb6 2a52074a 0000017f 000000a2 00000002

Can this be solved somehow?!? And, of course, can someone confirm that?!

I just noticed that this doesn't occur in the japanese version ( http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/gimp-painter/releases/ ). It runs fine and readable..

One doesn't even have to do the "libgio-2.0-0.dll"-trick.

But instead there is a 4-number-code where a space should be in the "zoom-menu".

I guess this can be solved easily, but I don't know how..

Well use the "japanese" version if you can't cope with this crash and live with the very minor cosmetic issue of the zoom box no? :angel

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I must be really retarded but how does this program work? I've downloaded and installed it but don't see where the program is. Help? Thanks alot!

It's not a program, just a bunch of dlls which you'll see using a process viewer by looking at the dlls used by programs on your rig and you've got now an additional property sheet tab for each 32bit executable files (exe, dll, ocx, etc..) where you can set up individual preferences as to how each of those files is handled by KernelEx. :hello:

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Here is a hunch: I run w98SE and KernelEX RC3 worked fine for some days; some noncritical errors popped up later and I de-installed and reinstalled several times. Now, I used Norton 2000 and had more than 600 dll errors (I had done some java, ooffice, flashplayer installs and deinstalls too).

Can it be that by deinstalling, kernelex or the others take some (shared?) dll's out that are needed? The registry seemed to get messed up (had some corruption too). Can this have caused the invalid page faults in explorer (or whenever you right click)?

RC2 & RC3 have a bug that causes various programs to crash, so it might confuse Norton as well. To fix crashes install 4.5 RC1 release and forget about RC2 & RC3 for now. Your registry corruption has unlikely anything to do with KernelEx.

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I must be really retarded but how does this program work? I've downloaded and installed it but don't see where the program is. Help? Thanks alot!

You're not retarded; it's just that the program is mostly invisible. The big difference is that some programs will run that wouldn't run on "vanilla" Win98; e.g. Firefox 3.5.

The only other thing you're likely to see is if you right-click on a 32-bit program (or a shortcut to it) and click "properties," there's a new "compatibility" tab on the properties dialog. You can use this to disable KernelEx for that program if it runs in vanilla Win98 but won't run after installing KernelEx; or to customize whether Windows will look like Win2K, WinXP, etc., to the program.

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Firefox 3.6.9 and 3.6.10 do not load background images while browsing web pages.

Firefox 3.6.8 or 4.0 beta 6 are OK.

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Firefox 3.6.9 and 3.6.10 do not load background images while browsing web pages.

Firefox 3.6.8 or 4.0 beta 6 are OK.

My Firefox 3.6.10 runs fine with KernelEx 4.5 RC3. May you have disabled something in settings or additional spamfilter? Check if you have your background picts on the browser's image block list.

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Firefox 3.6.9 and 3.6.10 do not load background images while browsing web pages.

Firefox 3.6.8 or 4.0 beta 6 are OK.

Hi all,

same for me with the KernelEX 4.5 RC2 version :(

I've had the same problem with the betas of the 3.6.4 and I have found an issue with extracting the "xul.dll" from the 3.6.3 version and replace it in the Firefox program files folder;

So for the 3.6.10 version, I take the 3.6.11pre nightly (zip version here : http://ftp.mozilla.o...lla-1.9.2-l10n/) and extract "xul.dll" and replace it in the 3.6.10 folder and this work :)

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KernelEx v4.5 RC 4

Release announcement

This new release is supposed to cure critical issues present in two previous release candidate releases as well as improve compatibility with Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers.

What's new:

  • Fixed: missing background colors and images in Mozilla Firefox 3.6.9/3.6.10
  • Fixed: MSIMG32 warning and menu icon transparency issues in Opera 10.62
  • Fixed: crashes introduced in RC 3
  • KernelEx auxiliary libraries weren't loaded when full path to system file was passed in call to LoadLibary

Includes changes from RC 2

KernelEx home page: http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/kernelex/files/

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Just had to drop a note here...this is shaping up

to be one of the most stable releases yet. Several

freaky problems I was having are vanished. Kudos to

Xeno and Tihiy. Thanks guys....

Jake

Now I'm down to 2 fav programs that don't

play nice with newer version of RP9

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Just had to drop a note here...this is shaping up

to be one of the most stable releases yet. Several

freaky problems I was having are vanished. Kudos to

Xeno and Tihiy. Thanks guys....

I agree it's an excellent relase - very stable and no problem at all.

Thank you so much for it Xeno and Tihiy! :thumbup

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It seems Google Picasa 3.6 works better, now. But, still, there are some problems left. The settings dialog works in general. There are no error messages, and the options are displayed, at last. But for some reason drop down lists are not working. Luckily it is possible to change values with keyboard up and down arrow keys.

- the default KernelEX compatibility mode

Everything seems to be working fine, except for the language selection option. For some reason this drop down list is disabled. The language is always set to english.

- Windows 2000 and XP KernelEX compatibility mode

The language selection drop down list is active, so it is possible to change the language. Also the default setting is "system default language". On the other hand, it is necesary to walk through initial settings dialogs (search folder selection and extension selection) every time the Picasa starts. Also there are some problems with built in Picasa folder exploration.

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RC4 solved the problem of Explorer with Lingoes running

Thank you very much! :)

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I have run into a small problem with this new version that was not occurring before. I use XMPlay v3.5.1 on my Win 98SE notebooks. This has happen on three notebooks when I have installed KEx v4.5 RC 4. I use the WAModern skin (does not happen with the "default" skin) and after installing the new version of KernelEx, when I open XMPlay a Font warning box pops up first saying:

Font warning:

This skin uses font(s) that you do not have installed, so it will probably not look correct.

ZADO (replaced with TAHOMA)

TRANSISTOR (replaced with TAHOMA)

PIX4 (replaced with SMALL FONTS)

PROFONTWINDOWS (replaced with MS Cerf)

-----------------------------------------------------

After I hit "OK" ... XMPlay will open and play OK. I found 3 of those "missing fonts" online for free downloads but cannot find the "PIX4" font anywhere. Now the Font warning box only pops up for that PIX4 font when I open XMPlay.

... I have had other versions of KernelEx installed with XMPlay with this WAModern skin and the Font warning box has never popped up till now. This may not be any fault with KernelEx, I don't know ... I have sent an e-mail to the WAModern skin developer ... Keltic Danor ... at XMPlay support but have had no reply to date. If someone here by chance knows him maybe you could give him a heads up on all this.

... Well, the font problem has been solved ... XMPlay support said the Fonts are in the WAModern source files at the XMPlay web site. I never thought about checking for source files ... so nothing wrong with KernelEx, just that this change happened with the newer version of KernelEx.

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First of all congratulations to continuous improvement of KernelEx, 4.5 RC4 incredible job, :thumbup

Signals the possibility of using Google Heart 5.1.3506B.

It is used in ways and XP2 2000sp4, the program can not be installed directly but can be activated using \Google Earth\CLIENTS\googleearth.exe directly from the installation folder xp. attention so start directx

And 'sometimes unstable and there are no texts in the menu, but for the first time Windows 98 is under water..... :w00t:

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First of all congratulations to continuous improvement of KernelEx, 4.5 RC4 incredible job, :thumbup

And 'sometimes unstable and there are no texts in the menu, but for the first time Windows 98 is under water..... :w00t:

Can you clarify what you mean by that regarding Windows 98?

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First of all congratulations to continuous improvement of KernelEx, 4.5 RC4 incredible job, :thumbup

And 'sometimes unstable and there are no texts in the menu, but for the first time Windows 98 is under water..... :w00t:

Can you clarify what you mean by that regarding Windows 98?

I am not quite sure what he means by that but I take it that your question shows you're still afraid to install KernelEx.
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Please tell us more on how to replicate this error. Also please try "Disable custom heap" compatibility mode.

i use the Mame Official Windows Binary Packages release from: http://mamedev.org/release.html

It also have link for source code, and link for a few roms test (just copy/move the downloaded rom in .zip form to roms directory).

To clarify per MSFN rule, respective Owner of that roms, gives their explicit permision for MameDev to host their roms images there.

i already try the "Disable Custom Heap" option as well any others in KernelEx compatibility settings tabs, none of it solve the Mame problem on RC1 / RC3 release, i got the same result.

To replicate the error simply try to run the MAMEPP.EXE

Should nothing goes wrong, Mame should give the list of random selection of available roms from roms directory.

However with RC1/RC3 i got ta Message saying "Out of Memory!", then exit the Mame.

great release but MAME isn't still working...as he said this is a popular Arcade emulator stopped working since RC1....

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Big Thank You to xeno and tihiy for this fantastic tool, and the new version! :-)

I'm using it for quite awhile on Win98SE now and would really be lost without it!!

By the way just today someone mentioned again at another forum that he can't figure out how this program works, that he couldn't "find" it after installation, and he thought it would only help for firefox, since other stuff he tried to install refused with some "too old windows" warning. And I see another guy just on the previous page here had the same problem. Frankly that prop tab thing took me awhile too to understand in the beginning, it was just so very different from other programs!

Perhaps consider adding a screenshot to the project homepage...? The one on the first thread page here is rather outdated too. Perhaps an image with explanations on it, like what I posted in my other forum today for easier understanding:

http://user.xthost.info/siria/km/km_misc/KernelEx-options-col.png

(Pity that screenshots here are restricted to tiny 300x200 px, even if only 30kB. An image just tells more than 1000 words and sticks better in memory :whistle:)

First of all congratulations to continuous improvement of KernelEx, 4.5 RC4 incredible job, :thumbup

And 'sometimes unstable and there are no texts in the menu, but for the first time Windows 98 is under water..... :w00t:

Can you clarify what you mean by that regarding Windows 98?

Looks like he means that thanks to KernelEx he can finally get something called "Google Heart" running at least partly, although Google Heart isn't running stable yet and has no text on the menus, but he's delighted that he can already proceed so far to get some underwater scenery visible in that Google Heart thing even in win98...

That's the original quote, with the original context:

First of all congratulations to continuous improvement of KernelEx, 4.5 RC4 incredible job, :thumbup

Signals the possibility of using Google Heart 5.1.3506B.

It is used in ways and XP2 2000sp4, the program can not be installed directly but can be activated using \Google Earth\CLIENTS\googleearth.exe directly from the installation folder xp. attention so start directx

And 'sometimes unstable and there are no texts in the menu, but for the first time Windows 98 is under water..... :w00t:

Well possible that "Heart" was just a typo, perhaps he meant "Earth"...

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great release but MAME isn't still working...as he said this is a popular Arcade emulator stopped working since RC1....

Latest MAMEUI32 is also affected by the same error, but I bypass it by running the program from Dependency Walker.

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First of all congratulations to continuous improvement of KernelEx, 4.5 RC4 incredible job, :thumbup

And 'sometimes unstable and there are no texts in the menu, but for the first time Windows 98 is under water..... :w00t:

Can you clarify what you mean by that regarding Windows 98?

I am not quite sure what he means by that but I take it that your question shows you're still afraid to install KernelEx.

I am not afraid to install it, I did have it installed at one time, but it caused a problem and I can't remember what that was, but I needed to remove it, I may install this new version at some point though.

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I am not afraid to install it, I did have it installed at one time, but it caused a problem and I can't remember what that was, but I needed to remove it, I may install this new version at some point though.

It would nicely solve all the endless issues you report with the old versions of flash and shockwave you are forced to use without it I guess. B)

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I am not afraid to install it, I did have it installed at one time, but it caused a problem and I can't remember what that was, but I needed to remove it, I may install this new version at some point though.

It would nicely solve all the endless issues you report with the old versions of flash and shockwave you are forced to use without it I guess. B)

Yeah I know, at least I know it's available when I really need it.

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Latest MAMEUI32 is also affected by the same error, but I bypass it by running the program from Dependency Walker.

Great. I tried your suggestion, using Dependency Walker profiling, it works for me too! (both MameUI32 and MamePP) :thumbup

Now i can play that arcade emulator again with KernelEx RC4 installed.

How did Dependency Walker able to bypass that error?

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