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Old 09-14-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
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Firewire support question

my old man is on my back asking if his kernel for red hat 7.3 (2.4.20-20.7) supports firewire. i've been to and according to this quote below, it should be.

Supported Linux versions are 2.2 through 2.6. The subsystem has been included with the standard Linux kernel sources since version 2.3.40. The subsystem is also distributed as a patch for adding it to Linux kernel version 2.2.
is it safe to assume that this is correct? please help me get my old man off my back. he's got a one track mind and is adept at bugging the living crap out of me.
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A quick way to check for firewire support is to run this command:
find /lib/modules -iname "*1394*"
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I use firewire since RedHat8, but kernel 2.4.20 should be ok.


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