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Re: [SLE] Do I have firewire ?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 09:22:17 -0500
  • Message-id: <1139062937.11452.26.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-02-04 at 13:32 +0000, Francesco Scaglioni wrote:
> Hi,
> Am running OSS 10 on a dv1000 series laptop and need to buy an
> external hard drive. The machine has a firewire port but how can
> I tell whether Suse has detected it when I don't possess any
> firewire stuff to test it with?
> Any suggestions as to any particular drive that might work well
> with suse?

To see if linux detects the firewire port have a look
through /var/log/boot.msg and look for IEEE-1394 or just 1394. That will
be the firewire port. You may also need to manually insert the modules
but when you plug in the firewire device that should happen
automagically by the system.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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