Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156760
Can't find ieee1394 and ohcil1394 module
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
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Description of problem:
Use OS default kernel of Redhat WS4 / WS4 U1 can't find ieee1394 and ohcil1394 module .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel- 2.6.9 (Default kernel of Redhat WS4 and WS4 U1 Beta)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Everything of Redhat WS4 / WS4 U1 then boot the system
2.Insert 1394 devices , can't find this devices in OS level
3.To check lsmod . don't find ieee1394 and ohcil1394
4.To try load ieee1394 and ohci1394 , can't load it because no those modules
I second this. In looking at the .config file in the kernel-devel package, it
appears that ieee1394 support isn't compiled into the kernel or built as a
module. In WS3, it was part of the kernel-unsupported package, but I see no
such thing for WS4.
Yeah, would be nice-to-have feature (given there's more and more removable
storage device with firewire interface, and that camcorders are historically
firewire devices with USB models starting to appear only recently).
Until such a time...
I've just grabbed 2.6.9-16.EL SRPM from updatde 2 beta. Seems some of the
IEEE1394 options are turned on, but not the "main switch" (CONFIG_IEEE1394).
Don't know if device drivers would build without it. However, you could always
recompile the SRPM and turn the option on. Note that that would be your own
kernel, and you shouldn't bug Red Hat support too much if it starts crashing on
you (unless you can reproduce the crash with stock RHEL4 kernel).
Also, FC3 kernels might work too on RHEL4 (never attempted that, but it might work).
If you want to make your own spin of RHEL4 kernel with IEEE1394 support, grab
kernel SRPM package, install it, go to the sources directory:
$ for a in *.config; do \
sed '/# CONFIG_IEEE1394 is not set/CONFIG_IEEE1394=m/g' $a > $a.new; \
mv $a.new $a; \
$ vi kernel-2.6.spec
Find line that begins with '%define release' and append some string to the end
of release number (to identify this is your own spin of the kernel). For
example ".ieee1394". This is so that your kernel packages do not clash with
original Red Hat kernel packages.
$ rpmbuild --target=i686 -ba kernel-2.6.spec
After it is done (will take a bit longer time to recompile all kernel packages),
you'll end up with kernel-2.6.9-xx.EL.ieee1394.i686.rpm and
kernel-2.6.9-xx.EL.ieee1394smp.i686.rpm (where xx is the release number of the
kernel, latest supported one is 11) that you can install.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 123044 ***
123044 is a restricted bug report. Any way you could let us know the status?
Yes, where are we supposed to get information about this if the main bug is