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chillyair
July 4th, 2008, 03:12 AM
Can any one recommend a good pci firewire card that you know will work on hardy. I just bought a new card but so far i've absolutely no luck getting it to work. From a little web research it seems that getting any firewire card to work on linux is almost unheard of. I really want to be able to capture video from my camcorder and will be really dissapointed if I can't. So please, anyone who knows anything about how to install a card or which ones to use let me know. Otherwise i'll have to go back to windows.

phidia
July 4th, 2008, 03:28 AM
I have 1394 working on my computer now (this one has onboard fw) but I have had it working through two different PCI cards in the past.
Many companies don't bother to advertise linux support and they don't want to offer phone or email help I suppose. But I haven't found it difficult to get my cards recognized at all.

what does lspci -v and dmesg output for you?

You can check here (http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/201) and here (http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/) to look for and check your device(s).

chillyair
July 4th, 2008, 04:16 AM
I have 1394 working on my computer now (this one has onboard fw) but I have had it working through two different PCI cards in the past.
Many companies don't bother to advertise linux support and they don't want to offer phone or email help I suppose. But I haven't found it difficult to get my cards recognized at all.

what does lspci -v and dmesg output for you?

You can check here (http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/201) and here (http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/) to look for and check your device(s).

lspci -v lists the device:

01:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at feaff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>

wasn't quite sure how to read through dmesg but I can list the results if you really want.

I'm a little bit new to linux so I may not know all the procedures on how to get cards reckognised.

What i want to be able to do basically is import dv video from my canon ZR 800 using kino. However when I go to the IEEE 1394 tab in preferences, the device is not listed.

Can you help me out at all. I'm completely stumped on what to do.

phidia
July 4th, 2008, 04:36 PM
From this page (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Video) which is itself useful reading-check out the section on 1394 (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Video#Firewire%20(IEEE1394))
Hope that helps.

chillyair
July 6th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Wow I feel stupid. It turns out it was just a faulty firewire cable all along. Here I was cursing linux. Lesson learned for me.