PANEL is an OS/2 device driver that provides access to the eight
character LED display provided on the IBM PS/2 Model 95 (8595 and 9595) operator panel.
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
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)