3.0 & firwire?

  • Mac
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2009 - 15:20
I can't seem to find any good info on the status of the firewire issue in 3.0. Or, for that matter, the status of 3.0 in general. Am I just not haunting the right places? Regards, Mac

So in order to say that YES,

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Thu, 06/04/2009 - 17:36
So in order to say that YES, firewire works!!!!! I did some trials just today with my good old Presonus Firebox. So, first, I have to say that I installed 64 Studio 3 beta from a Ubuntu Hardy dist upgrade. Latest multimedia kernel, In order to let the access to firewire sound card and cameras, don't forget to add your username to the "disk" group. Then, launching Qjackctl, it works out of the box with the freebob driver. Don't forget to tweak the period/buffer to 2, 3 or 4 depending of your sound card brand and model. For Presonus, all the tests I did, the best is 3, on my laptop and on my workstation. The other parameters have to be tweaked as you want your latency and sample rate.

I guess I picked the wrong time to upgrade my rig!

  • glarbl_blarbl
  • 06/15/07
  • Thu, 06/04/2009 - 00:14
And yes, I am impatient ;-) As evidenced by the fact that I repurposed my old recording rig (which had been happily running 2.1 for about a year) before I had the new one up and running. Unfortuntately, the 2.1 installer doesn't recognize my sata chipset (ICH10)... And I've been having a hell of a time getting nvidia drivers to work with any of those kernels under 3.0 beta 3-- but I'll ask for help on that in a more appropriate thread once I have enough information to know what to ask. Thanks for the quick reply and all of the help you provide here, Quentin! I'm really looking forward to the final release of 3.0! G

3.0 beta

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 06/03/2009 - 05:31
Daniel is pushing for the release of the next beta, which should have the stable firewire stack enabled in the kernel. If you are impatient you have the option of either: Installing 2.1 Installing 3.0 beta 3 and using the kernel I temporarily built for my own use, available on my personal apt repository: deb http://apt.harleystudio.co.za hardy main You can also use the 2.6.26-multimedia kernel on 3 beta 3 if my kernel proves problematic. Cheers, Quentin

I wonder if I could trouble

  • glarbl_blarbl
  • 06/15/07
  • Tue, 06/02/2009 - 21:55
I wonder if I could trouble you for an update on this? I just built a new recording rig, and I'm wondering whether I should install 2.1 or 3.0 beta -- all of my audio interfaces are firewire.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 04/25/2009 - 15:18
Firewire is supported, but the kernel was configured in the incorrect way. I am testing a compile of the 2.6.29 kernel with the old firewirestack enable. Will let you know how it goes...