Ubuntu Studio 9.10 Karmic Koala

Eric Hedekar afterthebeep at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 17:28:40 GMT 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:19 AM, greg loyse <gregoryloyse at gmail.com> wrote:

> FFADO doesn't work with the new firewire stack (called juju):
> http://ieee1394.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Juju_Migration#Compatibility_and_stability
> FFADO support for the new stack is far in the future:
> http://subversion.ffado.org/milestone/FFADO%203.0
> My understanding is that if the Ubuntu 9.10 RT kernel was compiled
> using the new stack (you can choose which one when you compile), FFADO
> (and therefore firewire audio devices) won't be supported with this
> kernel.
> If my understanding is correct, doesn't that make packaging FFADO in
> practice redundent?
> I am not a pro so not totally sure I have grasped all the issues here.
> However this is the result of 3 years of owning (and in the main
> failing) to get a Edirl FA-66 device to work.

NO.  The firewire stack in Karmic is backward compatible.  I played a show
with my Firepod last week on the Karmic Release Candidate.  FFADO WORKS
GREAT in Karmic.

To quote from that first link of yours: For now, FireWire audio users need
to continue to work with the old drivers, to which libraw1394 v2 will remain
fully compatible.

The immediate benefit of the new 2.0 firewire stack (from what I understand)
is for Video devices.  Audio devices will see this benefit when FFADO's
drivers are migrated to the new stack.

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