View Full Version : Firewire support Fedora 7?

4th September 2007, 02:51 PM
I followed the procedure to install the kernel( from the ezplanet repo to get firewire working in fedora 7. It works fine.

I was wondering if this issue is addressed by the latest kernel ( in updates? I would like to stick with the official repos as much as possible.

If this hasn't been addressed, I see that there are ieee1394 rpms for this this kernel in ATrpms. Can these be used to enable the needed support in the officially released kernel?


4th September 2007, 03:16 PM
What kind of devices are you in trouble with?
On a PC with an ASUS MB with an integrate TI firewire B chip, I had to install the ATRPM modules because the new ones doesn't recognize the chip and I can't use external drives. Using the above module, all is fine.
On another PC with another Asus MB model and a PCI firewire controlle from NEC, the modules shipped with the kernel work and my drives are seen.
In both cases I use kernel 2.6.22-64. I think the issue is the support for particular chip in the kernel. Anyway, the ATRPMS modules work just fine, remember to blacklist the others though.

4th September 2007, 05:34 PM
Don't have an answer to your Q but, for others thinking of buying a Firewire card, get one that uses a VIA chip. Never had to d/l or install a driver, always works out-of-the-box.