[linux-audio-user] Firewire, what's the story?

lee at fallingforward.net lee at fallingforward.net
Sat Dec 6 13:55:31 EST 2003

I have never tried any of this, but I have Gentoo Linux running on an
Apple G3 Powerbook. While compiling the 2.4.22-ben2 kernel I noticed the

(M) IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support (EXPERIMENTAL -->
	(M) IEC61833-1 Plug support
		(M) IEC61883-6 (Audio transmission) support

Looks like someone's working on it. You can probably find more information
on the web by searching for those IEC strings.

FWIW - my firewire hard disk works with this kernel.


On Sat, 6 Dec 2003, Robert Jonsson wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently read about the new MotU 828mkII (Firewire 8in/8out interface). This
> sparked a enewed interest in Firewire and I looked around for other
> interfaces. I found the Presonus Firestation (among others), it that seemed
> to be very good value for money. (the MotU ain't bad either, but a bit on the
> expensive side.)
> A laptop + such an interface would in may opinion make a great pair!
> So, does anyone have a clue if any of these are likely to work under linux
> anytime soon?
> The Firestation seems to use mLAN, I know I've seen talk about it here before.
> I have no idea whether mLAN would make the chances better or worse ;).
> /Robert

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