[Rpcemu] Cannot create rpcem0 interface

Paul Bell linux at dpb.org.uk
Thu Jun 11 06:44:28 PDT 2020

On Thu, 2020-06-11 at 07:24 +0100, Bryan Hogan wrote:
> In message <abb92c3cf38dc1eaca6583983a0ee410456ecf39.camel at dpb.org.uk
> >
>           Paul Bell <linux at dpb.org.uk> wrote:
> > I've recreated my old SARPC RISC OS 4.02 setup from backups and got
> > it
> > booting and working but for the life of me I can not get networking
> > to
> > play ball. I just can't get the rpcem0 interface to appear!
> Have you got the poduleroms and netroms directories in with the
> rpcemu 
> executable?

There is no netroms directory. RPCEmu comes with the dir
"riscos-progs" which includes the dirs "EtherRPCEm", "HostFS" and

> > I'm on Arch Linux. RPCEmu 0.9.3. I've tried NAT and IP tunnelling.
> > With
> > IP tunnelling I can ping from Linux but that's it, no
> > rpcem0
> > from RISC OS, just lo0.
> > I've been through my !Boot with a fine tooth comb (as far as I can
> > tell) and even tried copying files from your 3.71 bundle. Internet
> > configuration via EtherRPCEm looks perfect. I'm at a loss, any
> > suggestions please?
> If you use the whole 3.71 bundle, does networking work?

Yes. Only tried the default NAT though.

> If so you could try running both at once and go through the settings 
> comparing them. (Ignoring that with RO4 you could turn on DHCP)

I've been through !Boot as best I can and with particular attention
to internet related things. I'm a bit out of my depth though!
I can't remember what ethernet card I had in my RPC but could there be
rogue modules hanging around? I've tried removing stuff like !Socketeer
as well.

It's not the end of the world if I can't get networking sorted but it
would be nice. I'll keep investigating, thanks.


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