Status of FireWire/IEEE1394/SBP2 in FC2?

Shahms King shahms at
Tue May 4 15:48:32 UTC 2004

There may be plenty of people on this this who know, however, the answer
is also in the archives of the fedora-devel list and in bugzilla.  The
firewire bug is currently marked as blocking FC2, so I would hope it
gets fixed before the final release, but it is broken in FC2t3 and not
built or shipped.

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 08:35, D. D. Brierton wrote:
> 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
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> D. D. Brierton            darren at
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