Status of FireWire/IEEE1394/SBP2 in FC2?

D. D. Brierton darren at
Tue May 4 15:35:59 UTC 2004

So am I to assume that *no one* on this list knows whether FireWire is
enabled or disabled by default in FC2t3?

I apologise if I've asked on the wrong forum, but if I have it would
have been nice to have been directed to the appropriate one.

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:07, D. D. Brierton wrote:
> I've been searching the archive for this list and bugzilla, and also
> been searching the web for information on the status of FireWire in FC2.
> I've actually found quite a lot, but I'm still a little unsure and and
> was hoping someone could clarify this for me.
> If memory serves me correctly FC1 shipped with kernel 2.4.22 and had
> FireWire disabled by default due to some last minute problems. That was
> my main reason for not upgrading to FC1 at the time. I'm still running
> RHL9 here, but since it EOLed on Friday I need to consider what to move
> to.
> Judging from bugzilla and this list archive, FireWire is re-enabled in
> FC2 with kernel 2.6.x, and despite some problems some people are having
> on the whole it seems to be working for most. But then I read this:
> Fedora News Updates #10
> (under "Fedora Core 2 test2 notes")
> "ieee1394 (Firewire) is not available in current kernels, and till its
> re-enabled, making the modules by yourself might be required
> (reference: 
> If it's causing you grief, remove its reference in /etc/modprobe.conf and rebuild your image (reference:"
> Is this still the case in FC2t3? Is it likely to also be the case for
> the final release of FC3?
> I really need FireWire working here, and having to roll my own modules
> every time an errata kernel is released sounds like a PITA.
> Naturally, this may well be a non-Fedora-specific issue, and so I may
> have this problem with whatever 2.6 based distro I choose to upgrade to,
> but I would like to know whether FireWire is going to be supported in
> FC2 or not.
> TIA, Darren

D. D. Brierton            darren at
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