(yes, what a horrible, horrible way for my first post here to start..)
On this particular machine, I am running SuSE professional 9.2 with kernel 2.6.8-24.10-default
This particular (number three now... I will be happy to expand later) FireWire card is a Belkin F5U503-APL and I am trying to get my Sony DCR-TRV33 to work with dvgrab/Kino.
This card (unlike the other two) actually appears to work with this kernel at least as far as SBP2 goes. I can hotplug my external FW hard disk (generic enclosure with a WD IDE drive) and mount it without problem. Same goes for unmounting/disconnecting/reconnecting/etc.
From trawling the suse forums, it seems getting a dv camcorder to be seen by an application is a disturbingly common problem. Yes, I do have ohci1394, ieee1394, raw1394, dv1394 and video1394 all loaded. I have even tried without dv1394 and video1394 loaded, just in case.
Probably the most irritating thing for me is that I can not see any kind of event when I connect the sony. The syslog shows when the disk is connected, but shows nothing for the camera (I assume that you are not seeing any kind of event when you plug in your camera either).
So other than asking "Can you make my DV camera work" I will also ask that _anyone_ who has a DV camera running with SuSE chime in with _how_ they got it to work. I have had my share of WorksForMe responses from the SuSE forum.
Oh, and GeorgK, your syslog entries show that the ieee1394 module is not happy with your card. If you could run the command:
lspci | grep FireWire
you will see the chipset that the card uses. You can then look that up at http://linux1394.org
to see if your card at least _should_ work. If the situation looks promising, keep trying, otherwise, find another card on the compatibility list.
Mine shows this:
0000:00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
and when I look up TSB43AB23 at linux1394.org I am shown that this chipset (and this card in particular) "WorksGreat" for a number of people, so it is a good canidate to actually work in my configuration.