[CentOS] Firewire question (Centos 4.4)

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Sep 18 19:27:41 UTC 2006


On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 15:24 -0400, chrism at imntv.com wrote:
> Assuming I have a firewire card with a supported chipset, is there 
> anything special I need to do in order for the kernel to recognize the 
> card?  Shouldn't kudzu "wake up" and configure the card when I boot up 
> after installing it?
> 
> This is a brand spanking new 4.4 system and a supported Agere chipset 
> firewire card.  I'm having trouble tickling devices connected to the 
> card.  In particular, I'm trying to mount a firewire external DVD device.
> 
> Lspsi shows the following so I *thought* the kernel found the card:
> 
> [ritz at localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci
> 00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 PCI (rev 07)
> 00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 LPC (rev 05)
> 00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 IDE (rev 03)
> 00:07.2 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 SMBus 2.0 (rev 02)
> 00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 ACPI (rev 05)
> 00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge 
> (rev 13)
> 00:0a.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
> 00:0b.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge 
> (rev 13)
> 00:0b.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
> 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> HyperTransport Technology Configuration
> 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> Address Map
> 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> DRAM Controller
> 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> Miscellaneous Control
> 00:19.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> HyperTransport Technology Configuration
> 00:19.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> Address Map
> 00:19.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> DRAM Controller
> 00:19.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] 
> Miscellaneous Control
> 01:01.0 RAID bus controller: 3ware Inc 9550SX SATA-RAID
> 02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 
> Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
> 02:05.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 
> Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
> 03:00.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 USB (rev 0b)
> 03:00.1 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 USB (rev 0b)
> 03:04.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
> 03:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
> 03:05.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 08)
> 03:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 61)
> 

Firewire is not turned on in the standard RHEL kernel.  It is on in the
CentOSPlus kernel.
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