How to correctly address a PCMCIA firewire card

Brendan Pike brendan at dbinformatics.com.au
Mon Sep 28 01:02:43 UTC 2009


Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-09-27 at 16:08 +0930, Brendan Pike wrote:
>   
>> Hi all
>>
>> I'm still plodding away trying to get my act togather with DVSwitch.  
>> The conference is looming close and I'm getting a tad nervous. :-[
>>
>> Can someone tell me how to correctly address a PCMCIA card on my laptop 
>> please.  I bought one with 3 ports although I'm not convinced its 
>> actually working.  Previously I have used my onboard firewire port 
>> successfully with the following command "dvsource-dvgrab --firewire -c 0 
>> -h studio -p54321" but I haven't worked out how to address the PCMCIA 
>> Firewire card (if its actually working even), simply switch from card 0 
>> to 1 doesn't work.
>>     
>
> It should do.
>
>   
>> Some info which may help.
>>     
> [...]
>   
>> [   11.608809] ohci1394 0000:03:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
>> [   11.608818] ohci1394 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) 
>> -> IRQ 18
>> [   11.608827] ohci1394 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
>> [   11.865635] ohci1394: fw-host1: Set PHY Reg timeout 
>> [0xffffffff/0x00004000/100]
>> [   11.918692] ohci1394: fw-host1: Runaway loop while stopping context: ...
>> [   11.972538] ohci1394: fw-host1: Runaway loop while stopping context: ...
>> [   12.025528] ohci1394: fw-host1: Runaway loop while stopping context: ...
>> [   12.078496] ohci1394: fw-host1: Runaway loop while stopping context: ...
>> [   12.078500] ohci1394: fw-host1: OHCI-1394 165.165 (PCI): IRQ=[18]  
>> MMIO=[100004000-1000047ff]  Max Packet=[65536]  IR/IT contexts=[32/32]
>> [   12.181684] ohci1394: fw-host1: Set PHY Reg timeout 
>> [0xffffffff/0x00004000/100]
>>     
> [...]
>
> It looks like this card, or possibly the cable, is faulty.
>   
I think you're right, its the card.  Anyone suggest pcmcia card known to 
work well under linux?

Brendan
> Ben.
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