[Rpcemu] This geriatric is confused...

zed zed at zed.net.nz
Fri Jan 1 16:04:51 PST 2016

Using RPcEmu v0.812 on a desktop computer running LinuxMint v17.3 Rosa
with the Mate Desktop Environment.

Details of my computer are: 

Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M LX PLUS
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
Graphics card: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430]

I haven't used RISC OS since 2006 when I migrated to Linux and have
forgotten the skills I learned during the time I had my A5000 and RiscPC
with RISC OS 4.02.  So I seek the help of the mailing list members to try
and renew my knowledge.  

When I launch RPCEmu the screen is small (about 170mm x 130mm) and I can
find no way to make it bigger. 

Question: How do I change that, please? 

If I click on the Display icon I am informed that the resolution is 256
colours and the resolution 640 x 480 and Frame rate is shown as Unknown.
All options to change it are greyed out!

Question:  How do I change the resolution to the monitor's default 1920 x
1080 at 60Hz or something better than what I have at present, please?

In HostFS the only file is Network.  

Question: What else should I put in there and how do I do it, please?

If I click on the Hard Drive (4) icon I get the error message "Disc not
understood - has it been formatted?  

Question: How do I proceed to format, please?

Inserting a CD and clicking on the CD icon returns an error message
"CD-ROM drive empty"  Same message when clicking on the floppy disc drive
(the computer does have a Floppy disc drive - it is vintage 2006 -
upgraded with new motherboard,graphics card and additional RAM in 2009). 

Question: What have I missed doing correctly, please?

I have my original floppy discs/CDs for all the applications I used in my
RISC OS days and trust they will work on RPCEmu?

Question:  Should I expect any problems with any programs?  Would updates
be available for OvationPro, ArtWorks, Eureka etc?

Any assistance will be much appreciated.  If any member wishes to take
this to email, the From address is valid.

Rregards from New Zealand on a very wetr Saturday afternoon.

'Thief' is SO ugly.  I prefer 'Creative Aquisition Specialist

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