[Rpcemu] 5.19 doesn't retain monitor settings - PS

george greenfield george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Apr 23 04:16:57 PDT 2013

PS: I should add that an error message 'Can't save screen mode because 
resolution or colours is unknown' appears when attempting to save a 
selected new display size.

Also, the error message 'File '<PCAResources$Dir>.!Sprites' not found' 
appears after the grey desktop but before the screen backdrop 
displays; clicking on OK allows booting to complete.

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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:08:01 +0100
From: george greenfield <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk>
To: rpcemu at riscos.info
Subject: 5.19 doesn't retain monitor settings

I've just upgraded my 089/517 installation to 089/519, by replacing 
the 517 rom with the 519 ditto in the RPCEmu-roms folder.

The new installation starts with the usual black screen and more very 
fast message scrolling than usual, but then displays at X640 Y480 C256 
F (unknown). The previous (i.e. 517) !Boot file is still there, and 
this has x1824 Y1026 C16M F58 in 
Boot.Choices.Boot.Predesk.Configure.Monitor; RO500Hook has X800 Y600 
C256 (AKF60) in the same location, and RO510Hook has the same X and Y 
values with C16M (ROOL Generic), but the starting display conforms to 
none of these values.

If I select the Configure-Screen dialogue by menu-ing over the RISC OS 
5 icon some (but not all) of the MDFs listed in 
Boot.Resources.Configure.Monitor are shown, and I can select (for 
example) X1280 Y1024 C16M and the display size changes, but it is not 
retained after a reset: the display reverts to X640 Y480 C256.

I have done F12 *configure filesystem hostfs and *configure boot.

Apps etc all seem to load and function OK, so it is just this problem 
preventing me from getting a usable system. Any advice would be most 
welcome as I'm not sure what to try next! TIA,


george greenfield
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george greenfield

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