Could you post the exception? Did the exception say something like "Could not found the portlet"?
On the other hand, you should try to deploy a RichFace web application to see if you had missed any JSF-related library.
Have you looked at the exemples that are part of PortletBridge ?
But please note that at the moment JSF2 support is the focus and RichFaces 4 will be the focus for PortletBridge 3.1 releases.
If you have additional questions, I would suggest using the PortletBridge forum, you;ll have more experts there
thanks for examples of the portletpridge. My bad was the configuration in the faces-config.xml. After removing the factory as described in bridge doc, my portlet works :-)