[PlanetCCRMA] F7 kernel: ieee1394 resurrection

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm@ATrpms.net
Sat Aug 11 03:49:01 2007

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the juju stack has caused some grief in F7, especially the disabling
of the old stack, which technically wasn't neceessary. The intentions
are noble, but the new stack just isn't ready for production yet, as
many applications can't use it directly or indirectly (for example
applications using the libdc v1 API like ffmpeg and thus any ffmpeg
based project, the libraw api isn't fully functional either).

ATrpms has been shipping lib*1394 packages supporting the "old" stack
under F7 for a while now. That fixed some userland pain, but a missing
bit was the kernel support - especially when connecting fw capture
devices (these reports came mainly from the mythtv camp).

Upon requests there is now a ieee1394 kmdl project for F7, too
(previously there was only for RHEL5 which had no firewire support at
all). The ieee1394 code is still part of the kernel, but F7 disabled

If you want the usual firewire support as found in previous Fedora
Core releases or the current vanilla upstream kernels, all you need to
do is point to ATrpms and

<your depsolver here> install ieee1394 ieee1394-kmdl-`uname -r`

You will also have to blacklist the juju kernel modules like=20

cat > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire << EOF
blacklist firewire_core
blacklist firewire_ohci

But note that there are good reasons to move to juju. If your setup
already works with juju, don't look back. If it doesn't, until
averything is in place the ieee1394 kmdls will give some relief.

More up2date info can be found under http://www.linux1394.org/
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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