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Status of FireWire/IEEE1394/SBP2 in FC2?



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
http://www.fedoranews.org/colin/fnu/issue10.shtml

(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: 
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2004-March/msg02482.html). If it's causing you grief, remove its reference in /etc/modprobe.conf and rebuild your image (reference: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2004-April/msg00111.html)."

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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