PANEL is an OS/2 device driver that provides access
to the eight character information panel provided on the IBM PS/2 Model 95
(8595 and 9595) systems.
To install the driver, simply place the file PANEL.SYS in a convenient
directory, then add the line:
to CONFIG.SYS, substituting for d:\path\ as appropriate. Then reboot.
To use the driver, simply write up to eight characters to the device
PANEL$. If more are written, the excess are quietly ignored but appear
to have been written. This makes it easier to use (say) the COPY
command to write eight characters; the terminating CR-LF sequence is
conveniently ignored. If fewer than 8 characters are written, the
remaining characters on the panel are not altered.
The PANEL.ZIP file includes the following:
- The PANEL.SYS device driver
- The associated README.TXT file
- Two simple test programs, complete with example source (in C)