[PlanetCCRMA] Running a Lenovo ThinkPad R400 or T400 on a Fedora12/CCRMA setup

linux media 4 linuxmedia4 at netscape.net
Mon Dec 20 22:42:09 PST 2010

On 12/20/2010 08:56 PM, linux media 4 wrote:
>>>>  This R400 has the dual-stack PCMCIA/Expresscard setup.
>>>>  This is important to me because I already have a PCMCIA
>>>>  Firewire Card that I know works and there's a limited
>>>>  amount of firewire controlers that work well with the
>>>>  FFADO drivers. And of course, everything's moving to
>>>>  express card, so that's also good to have. I will find
>>>>  out if the built-in firewire port works with the FFADO
>>>>  drivers when the laptop is delivered.

>>>  yessirree... the firewire port *does* work in the R400.
>>>  I played with it for about a half an hour and there's
>>>  possibilities there may be glitches that come up later,
>>>  but so far, it seemed to work flawlessly.
>>>  Currently I'm running
>>>  ffado 2.0.1-3.20100706.svn1864.fc12

>>  Can you find out what chipset the firewire interface uses
>>  (i.e., is it Texas Instruments)?  Usually, from what I've
>>  read, the TI chipsets are the ones that seem to work best
>>  for linux audio.
>>  Thanks,
>>  Len

> I googled it and looked at spec sheets and also looked all through
> http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:R400 and can't find what chipset
> it is. I just sent an email to the friend that did all the hardware
> research to see if he can find the answer. I'll let you know if he comes
> up with anything.
> Two things though... First... pay attention to the thinkwiki link I
> included here. It has general information, but the links on the bottom
> seem to have more specific information about the laptop. And second...
> the firewire port on the R400 is a 4 pin port. The only difference that
> I know of between the 4 pin and the 6 pin is that the 6 pin can power a
> firewire device and the 4 pin can't. Not a huge thing for me, but may be
> for others.
> Rocco

DOEH!!! Here I was with the very chipset in my machine and didn't think 
of the lspci command.

Here's the firewire listing from 'lspci'...

FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)


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