[Rpcemu] RO 5.20 RPCEmu networking problem

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 8 03:53:18 PDT 2013

On 8 Aug 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:

> Right, one last try from the beginning, if it fails then it's in to
> the rubbish bin.

Or down to the pub :)

> I've taken a RPCEmu 0.8.10 that was 5.19 and upgraded it to 5.20 as
> noted in Steve's posting, step by step and booting inbetween.
> The only things I've added to this install are Zap, Verma and SparkFS.
> I've added the two required RPCEmu Networking pieces... Merged !System
> and added AutoSense to the place noted in the RPCEmu networking
> instructions. That's: "!Boot.Resources.Configure.!InetSetup.AutoSense"
> Assuming that still is the place for 5.nn versions.

It is the same here.

> Using the Boot.Configuration.Networking tool, configured everything
> the same as the RPCEmu 0.8.10 RO 4.20, 4.39, 6.20 installs that work.
> Reboot...
> Lets give it a try.
> RPCEmu toolbar Settings-Networking shows rpcemu as the bridge name
> (Correct).

There is a bug in the Settings > Networking... dialogue, in that the
radio button is always 'Off', when the dialogue is opened. Try setting
to 'Ethernet Bridging' then 'OK', just to make sure that it has been set
(the next time the dialogue is opened, it will show 'Off' again).

Here, C:/Program Files/RPCEmu/rpc.cfg contains

   bridgename = rpcemu
   mouse_twobutton = 0
   network_type = ethernetbridging
   mouse_following = 1
   cdrom_type = 0
   cdrom_enabled = 0
   refresh_rate = 60
   stretch_mode = 1
   sound_enabled = 1
   vram_size = 2
   cpu_type = SA110
   mem_size = 256
   cpu_idle = 1

> Now I'll try and Ping the router.
> Nope "Host is down"  100% packet loss.
> Ping another machine on the LAN
> Fails.
> Ping the RPCEmu IP address, that works, ha bloody ha, ha.

Can you ping RPCEmu by _name_? If not, there may be something amiss with
the Resolver. Does *rmreinit resolver make any difference? Does Verma
show it Active? What does *unplug show? Does *show <Inet$Resolvers> lead
to your router?

I posted the results of *show inet* and *ifconfig -a to our NG
discussion. Do you still see something similar?

> But nothing will get out from the RO 5.20.
> Recheck the settings...
> Rechecked...
> Rebooted whole Win 7 computer just to make sure the Bridging is fresh.
> Tried again.
> Failed.

Is there a Win7 firewall setting which needs to be changed?

> It appears that the 5.20 networking setup is not seeing the rpcemu
> bridge, and yes rpcemu bridging is working, I've just checked and
> tested it.
> Additionally...
> All the other (None 5.nn) RPCEmus network correctly.
> The end?

Not closing-time yet!


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