vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

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Graham Lunt
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vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by Graham Lunt » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:23 am

Wine version: wine-5.0.2
OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome
Program: https://www.vdos.info/

I am a Wine novice. Using Wine unmodified.

Trying to run the excellent vDos emulator using the EATMEM 64 to run NewViews accounting software.

The program runs for some time ( minutes) with no problems.
When the Wine window focus is lost or screen saver comes on then on return to the window the following error appears
" Wine Windows Program Loader" is not responding - wait or force quit

The error also occurs when running only vDos ( no New Views running)

Wait -does nothing
Force -quit exits the program

Any help would be appreciated
Regards Graham Lunt
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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by jkfloris » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:39 am

Can't you use dosbox? Or try the NewViews program directly with Wine?

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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by Graham Lunt » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:20 am

DosBox works however vDos runs faster and shows more lines of the screen. It is much more productive to work with vDos because you don't have to scroll to see the last columns of the page. Wine can't run NewViews alone.

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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by qwertymnb » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:07 pm

Hi, I tried this but it doesn`t hang here (wine-5.16 on Debian)

Things worth to try maybe (?):

-Try run form terminal (wine vDos.exe) and look for suspicious console output

- Try wine-5.16

Difficult to guess what could be wrong, as i cannot reproduce this hang...

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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by JosSchaars » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:45 pm

No vDos version mentioned, do you use the latest (2020.03.01) version?

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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by Graham Lunt » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:17 am

Thanks for replies
I was running Wine version: wine-5.0.2

Will try wine 5.16
Thanks

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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by Graham Lunt » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:49 am

JosSchaars wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:45 pm
No vDos version mentioned, do you use the latest (2020.03.01) version?
Yes, its the latest version.

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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by Graham Lunt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:46 am

Recent update now runs wine 5.18. Error still appears. Attached is the Wine error notification file
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Re: vDos hangs after minutes of inactivity

Post by qwertymnb » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:21 pm

Hi

Could you also post the console output before the crash happens?

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