Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175708
External firewire drive Sony DRX 710UL DVD-RW not detected
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:19 EST
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Description of problem:
No detection occuring for external firewire devices. Specifically the proper kernel modules aren't properly loading. The entries in modprobe.conf are also missing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach Sony DRX 710UL external firewire drive to any ieee1394 port
2. no detection
Actual Results: Firewire drive isn't detected
Expected Results: hotplug should detect the drive
1. Add the following to /etc/rc.local `modprobe ide-scsi` and `modprobe sg`
2. Then add "alias scsi_hostadapter2(3,4,5) sbp2" to modprobe.conf, reboot and voila Sony firewire external drive DRX 710UL DVDRW works!
there should be no need for entries in modprobe.conf as the hardware setup
will change and your scsi_hostadapter may be a usb device. the config needs to
happen dynamically on insertion and at boot time. without anything in
/etc/rc.local and modprobe.conf does anything show in dmesg on insertion of
Set in /etc/udev/udev.conf:
then attach the firewire drive. Please report /var/log/messages.
Now working as it should with latest dev update of udev-077-1