View Full Version : Will FC5 automatically recognize external firewire drives?

3rd May 2006, 10:54 PM
I know I need a PCI card for my pc that will allow firewire. However, before I purchase the card, I would like to know if it is easy to get the firewire drive recognized on this os or are there drivers to load. If so, which drivers and where can I find them?

3rd May 2006, 11:04 PM
Should be issues. I use a Adaptec USB / Firewire pci card with no problems. The needed modules will be ohci1394, raw1394, and sbp2. Check out this link for 1394 info on the modules. http://www.linux1394.org/
A great tool like usbview for usb is gscanbus for firewire.

edit: One thought is ieee1394 may not be compiled into or as modules with the default or precompiled update kernels. To see if you have them check by going to /lib/modules/<current_running_kernel_version/kernel/drivers/ and check to see if there is a directory called ieee1394. If you don't then you need to recompile the kernel. Easy to do under Redhat/Redhat clones.


4th May 2006, 10:41 PM
Better to use the forum here for others to help you along as well.

Is there a ieee1394 listed here /lib/modules/<current_running_kernel_version/kernel/drivers/ ?
If not you need to recompile the kernel. Lots of help here on the subject. Just use the search tool for kernel compiling.

To begin with.
Do you have a firewire card installed?
If so run the command ' lsmod ' and post the output.