Running Xhomer

Xhomer reads options from a configuration file at startup. A sample configuration file (xhomer.cfg) is included in the source distribution. Xhomer first looks for its configuration file in ~/.xhomerrc (i.e. in your home directory). If this file is not found, it looks for xhomer.cfg in the current directory. (The format of both files is identical) Make sure the options in this file are set appropriately. Please see the section titled "Emulator Configuration File" for details of this file's format. If neither file is found, a built-in default configuration is used. This configuration attempts to boot a hard disk image named pos32.rd, from the current directory. Next, a disk image needs to be made available, for Xhomer to boot from. This can be either a floppy image or a hard disk image (see the "Download" section). Make sure that the configuration file points to this image (the default of the provided configuration file is to look for "pos32.rd" in ".." - i.e. one directory level up). Once these steps have been completed, the emulator can be started by running the "xhomer" binary. If running in windowed mode, the top of the window frame will display the emulator up-time (in seconds), the emulated CPU performance in TIPS ("thousand instructions per second"), and the state of the Pro's four LEDs (0 indicates off, and 1 indicates on). Please also read the "Known Problems" section.