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Enable Firewire 1394 [Solved]

Postby Austlig » Thu Aug 11, 2011 13:43

I'm trying to get SL6 to recognise my video camera, a Sony mini DV. I have looked all over and can't find anything on the subject, except in the Gentoo wiki. Does anyone know whether it can be done, and, if so, how do I go about it? No problem in Windows, so I know the firewire card is OK. Appreciate any help.
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Re: Enable Firewire 1394

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Aug 11, 2011 15:39

I don't have your hardware and I don't use Firewire, so I can only advise you, but have you got the relevant modules loaded?

I expect you're using a later kernel than me but, to give you an idea of the Firewire modules that you are likely to have installed on your machine, see below:

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# locate firewire | grep .ko
/lib64/modules/2.6.37-sabayon/kernel/drivers/firewire/firewire-core.ko
/lib64/modules/2.6.37-sabayon/kernel/drivers/firewire/firewire-ohci.ko
/lib64/modules/2.6.37-sabayon/kernel/drivers/firewire/firewire-sbp2.ko
/lib64/modules/2.6.37-sabayon/kernel/drivers/firewire/nosy.ko
/lib64/modules/2.6.37-sabayon/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/firewire/firedtv.ko
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/.firewire-core.ko.cmd
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/.firewire-ohci.ko.cmd
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/.firewire-sbp2.ko.cmd
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/.nosy.ko.cmd
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/firewire-core.ko
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/firewire-ohci.ko
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/firewire-sbp2.ko
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/firewire/nosy.ko
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/media/dvb/firewire/.firedtv.ko.cmd
/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-sabayon/drivers/media/dvb/firewire/firedtv.ko

So you should be able to tell which Firewire-related modules are loaded by doing:

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# lsmod | grep fire

If none of the modules are loaded then you need to load them. Looking at the listing above, you appear to need some, or all of, the modules: firewire-core, firewire-ohci, firewire-sbp2, nosy. You can load them manually as shown below. If that works, then you can configure /etc/conf.d/modules to load them automatically at start-up.

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modprobe firewire-core
modprobe firewire-ohci
modprobe firewire-sbp2
modprobe nosy
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Re: Enable Firewire 1394

Postby joeoden » Thu Aug 11, 2011 23:47

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Re: Enable Firewire 1394

Postby Austlig » Sat Aug 13, 2011 20:46

Took me a while, but I can now download my videos from the camera to the computer. I found the modules that are on my computer and followed the instruction from joeoden, the only thing I have done wrong is to inadvertently include myself in the "root" group. But for now, everything is fine, and I thank you both.
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