[ubuntu-studio-users] firewire broken after upgrade

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Wed Nov 6 23:16:19 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013, at 10:06 PM, bart deruyter wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have made several more attempts, checking the blacklist-firewire file,
> the lib/udev/ffado.rules file, rebooting, reïnstalling... nothing seems
> to
> help.
> The end of the ffado-diag report does say :
> === REPORT ===
> FireWire kernel drivers:
> FireWire kernel stack not present. Please compile the kernel with
> FireWire support.
> loading  the module firewire-ohci by: modprobe firewire-ohci does load
> the
> module, but doesn't activate it.
> I'm starting to guess there is something wrong with the comping of the
> kernel... it's not a custom compiled kernel, it comes straight out of
> synaptic. Maybe there is the core of the issue?
> Would a bug-report be appropriate now?

I don't have the same issue with the recent kernel, so it's not the
The message is puzzling, since you do have the stack. It is there, just
not active in your case.
I would suspect a hardware problem. And that could be related to the
kernel version, that the most recent firewire drivers don't work on your

You could just download and install an older kernel version and see if
that makes a difference.
You can find all the packages for linux-lowlatency here

For me, the stack is present and loaded.

Check with the ffado folks on their mail list if you can find out
something more.

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