Q: I cannot run v2 applications: they all hang or reboot my system,
while v1.x apps run OK. Is this what v2 is all about--getting me out
of the DJGPP community?
A: No, believe it or not, we don't want to oust you. Your problems
might be caused by a buggy DPMI (see DOS Protected Mode Interface) host installed on
your machine. One DPMI host which is particularly known to be a source
of trouble is the one which comes with Novell NWDOS (and also with early
versions of Caldera's DR-DOS, a.k.a. OpenDOS, which is a derivative of
NWDOS). Please see if DJGPP programs run when you disable DPMI services
of your usual configuration (DJGPP programs will then use the CWSDPMI
host supplied with DJGPP). To turn off the DPMI host built into Novell
NWDOS and Caldera's DR-DOS, either remove the
from the EMM386 command line, or type
DPMI OFF from the DOS
Version 7.03 and later of Caldera's DR-DOS reportedly don't have this bug in their DPMI server, so upgrade to a latest DR-DOS version if you can.
Another DPMI host which is known to cause problems in DJGPP is
Quarterdeck's QDPMI which comes with QEMM 7.5. It was reported to cause
Info and all DJGPP debuggers to crash. If you use QDPMI, upgrade
to the version 7.53 or later (patches for that version are available
from the Quarterdeck's ftp site), or disable QDPMI and use CWSDPMI.