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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. Multimedia & Hardware Installation
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Multimedia
  6. Default Audio Setting
  7. Audio Application
  8. The Play Directory
  9. The Equalizer
  10. Options Sub-menu
  11. Movies & DVDs
  12. Starting Xine
  13. Video Conferencing
  14. GnomeMeeting's Main Window
  15. The Desktop
  16. Office
  17. Networking
  18. Multimedia Submenu
  19. Web Browsers
  20. Installing New Hardware
  21. Loading Modules for Hardware
  22. Introduction to IDEs
  23. Tweaking the Hard Drive
  24. Setting (U) DMA
  25. Installing a CD/RW
  26. Floppy Disk, Zip Drives
  27. Installing USB Devices
  28. Fire wire IEEE 1394
  29. Using the CD-Writer

Fire wire IEEE 1394

Fire wire is a high-speed peer-to-peer connection. These devices are similar to USB that is why it is treated as SCSI devices too. Before your device can be detected, three modules that make it work needs to be installed.

If the module is already indexed, by typing: modprobe ochi1394
You should receive a respond that either it was loaded successfully or device not found. If the module is not indexed yet, use the insmod ochi1394 to index it in the modules library.

The other module is: sbp2

  • modprobe ochi1394 or insmod ochi1394
  • modprobe sbp2 or insmod sbp2
  • modprobe ieee1394 or insmod ieee1394

The entry for your devices most likely will be updated automatically in /proc/scsi/scsi

If this is not updated you may have to add the entry manually. Let's assume that this is a CD-ROM: /dev/scd0 here is how you do it; you can either edit it manually or send an echo command:

  • echo “scsi add-single –device 0 0 0 0” > /proc/scsi/scsi

If you need to unload the modules after use:

  • Modprobe –r modulename

Remember always check that your hardware is supported, it saves a lot of headaches.