IEEE 1394 (firewire) support
Jesse D. Guardiani
jesse at wingnet.net
Fri May 16 13:56:57 PDT 2003
"Tony Chang" <tychang1 at uiuc.edu> wrote in message
news:20030516153211.W24315 at 12-221-88-80.client.insightBB.com...
> On Fri, 16 May 2003, Jesse D. Guardiani wrote:
> > 1.) Does FreeBSD support firewire?
> Yes. You can support for it by adding 'device firewire' and
> 'device sbp' to your kernel config file. You'll need to add
> some SCSI stuff too like 'device scbus' and 'device da'.
> > 2.) Does FreeBSD support disk and optical drives over
> > firewire, or does this require a special OS specific driver?
> Yes, that's what the sbp part is. The CD-ROM on my docking
> station connects via firewire without any problems. I've also
> attached ide drives in an external firewire enclosure without
> any problems (both cd-rw drives and hdds). I was even able to
> attach a mac formatted FireFly pocket hdd, I just couldn't read
> any of the files because of the mac file system.
Well that is certainly good news. I suppose this means that the
firewire standard isn't chipset dependant like bluetooth and
802.11 then eh? I guess "firewire" includes the internal hardware
I wish 802.11 and Bluetooth were like that. Oh well.
> Tony Chang
> tychang1 at uiuc.edu
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