No success with EchoAudio FireWire 12

Asmo Koskinen asmo.koskinen at
Sun Nov 22 14:53:47 GMT 2009

S. Josey kirjoitti:

> I have recently made a fresh install of Ubuntu Studio 9.10 and tried to get
> it to work with my EchoAudio 12.

> cannot load driver module firewire

> Can anyone advise me how to overcome this error and get JACK working.

This is laptop and Echo AudioFire 4.

asmok at ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 9.10 \n \l

asmok at ubuntu:~$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.31-9-rt #152-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Oct 15 05:01:14 
UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

asmok at ubuntu:~$ ls -al /dev/raw1394
crwxrwxrwx 1 root root 171, 0 2009-11-22 16:38 /dev/raw1394

asmok at ubuntu:~$ ffado-test ListDevices
FFADO test and diagnostic utility
Part of the FFADO project --
Version: 1.999.43
(C) 2008, Daniel Wagner, Pieter Palmers
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

=== 1394 PORT 0 ===
   Node id  GUID                  VendorId     ModelId   Vendor - Model
    0       0x00a0d1a0d1a38156  0x0000A0D1  0x00000000   Linux - 
ohci1394  -
=== 1394 PORT 1 ===
   Node id  GUID                  VendorId     ModelId   Vendor - Model
    0       0x0014860968bc006a  0x00001486  0x00000AF4   Echo Digital 
Audio - AudioFire4
    1       0x00a0d1a0d1a38155  0x0000A0D1  0x00000000   Linux - 
ohci1394  -
no message buffer overruns


asmok at ubuntu:~$ /usr/bin/jackd -R -P89 -m -dfirewire -dhw:1 -r44100 -p64 -n3
no message buffer overruns
jackd 0.116.1
Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details

JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
loading driver ..
00526802280:  (ffado.cpp)[  92] ffado_streaming_init: libffado 1.999.43 
built Sep 17 2009 20:03:51


Just do.

sudo chmod 777 /dev/raw1394

And check where is your fw card, mine is in hw:1 - not hw:0!

"User running jackd/FFADO needs read-write access to /dev/raw1394"

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Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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