[PlanetCCRMA] Saffire Pro 10 not working on CCRMA/F10

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Feb 25 12:09:50 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 12:26 -0700, linux media 4 wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 22:20 -0700, linux media 4 wrote:
> >>
> >> My new focusrite Saffire Pro 10 firewire interface isn't working on my 
> >> CCRMA/F10 system.
> >>
> >> I did 'yum install ffado'. I turn the interface on and plug it in, but 
> >> cat /proc/asound/cards reveals no entry for it.
> >>
> >> It's marked as "supported" in the ffado Device support database. And 
> >> Googling revealed that someone has this interface running with Ubuntu 
> >> Studio 8.04 (64 bit) and FFADO 2.0 rc1 so I know it's possible.
> >>
> >> lspci reveals:
> >> 02:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4451 IEEE-1394 Controller
> >> (I think Texas Instruments are supposed to be the most supported)
> >>
> >> Anyone know how to get this interface working on a CCRMA/F10 System?
>  > Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
>  >
> > Are you booting into the Planet CCRMA realtime kernel? The standard
> > Fedora kernel has the wrong firewire stack compiled in and will not
> > work. 
> uname -r
> This kernel should work shouldn't it?

Yes, it should work with that kernel. 

> I forgot to mention that when I first tried running jackd, I got a 
> SElinux complain and when I clicked the message it said:
> Allowing Access
> If you trust /usr/lib/libffado.so to run correctly, you can
> change the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t textrel_shlib_t
> '/usr/lib/libffado.so'" You must also change the default file context 
> files on
> the system in order to preserve them even on a full relabel. "semanage 
> fcontext
> -a -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/libffado.so'"
> Fix Command
> chcon -t
> textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/libffado.so'
> I did the 'Fix Command' as root (chcon -t textrel_shlib_t 
> '/usr/lib/libffado.so') and it didn't complain again. I don't know if 
> this has anything to do with not being able to get this interface reconized.
> (I will post more info in response to David Nielson's replay to this 
> thread after I send this)

That is selinux related. You could turn off selinux just to see if it
has any influence on your problem. 

What do you see in the output of "dmesg" when you plug in your

If you select the "firewire" driver in qjackctl (I imagine you are using
that to start jackd), what does it report when you try to start jackd?

What are the permissions of /dev/raw*?

-- Fernando

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