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Old 05-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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New firewire express card doesn't seem to work with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo T400


Hello -
I just purchased a SIIG 2-port firewire express card and it doesn't seem to work with my computer. I have the computer set up to dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The card doesn't seem to be functoning with either OS.

Windows 7 says I need to troubleshoot the firewire controller. Ubuntu doesn't seem to acknoledge the card is inserted into the laptop.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 11:50 PM   #2
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With pcmcia cards in my ancient laptop. Which should only have no wireless and only 3 usb port. lspci -knn is my friend. I don't have the firewire/usb combo card plugged in because
I don't need the firewire on this unit anymore.

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ lspci -knn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82830M/MG/MP Host Bridge [8086:3575] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:021d]
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82830M/MP AGP Bridge [8086:3576] (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 [8086:2482] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #2 [8086:2484] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 [8086:2487] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) [8086:248c] (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller [8086:248a] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller [8086:2483] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2485] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A30/A30p/T23 [1014:0222]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_intel8x0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: S3 Inc. SuperSavage IX/C SDR [5333:8c2e] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T23 [1014:01fc]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T23 [1014:023b]
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
02:00.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T23 [1014:023b]
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
02:02.0 Communication controller [0780]: LSI Corporation L56xM+S [Mars-2] WinModem 56k [11c1:0449] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. IBM ThinkPad T23 [1468:0410]
02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller [8086:1031] (rev 42)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0209]
	Kernel driver in use: e100
03:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation USB [1033:0035] (rev 41)
	Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9004:0435]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
03:00.1 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation USB [1033:0035] (rev 41)
	Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9004:0435]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
03:00.2 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 [1033:00e0] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9004:04e0]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2800 802.11n PCI [1814:0601]
	Subsystem: Device [200c:1976]
	Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
When I have the firewire card plugged in. It showed up in my readouts.

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Old 05-24-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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rokytnji: thanks for your reply. I'm not highly skilled in linux. Does the code you included apply to my model of computer? Do I just open a terminal window and use it?
The reading I did about lspci said it gives information on the pci devices within/connected to the computer. What will that do for me -- does it mean I can just find out if the card is connected, or can I use lspci to connect the card if the computer isn't recognizing it?
Also I see that there's a Gnome package called Hardinfo that gives information about PCI cards (among other things). Would this be helpful to me?
Thanks for any help you (or anyone) can give.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 09:19 PM   #4
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Quote:
Also I see that there's a Gnome package called Hardinfo that gives information about PCI cards (among other things). Would this be helpful to me?
I can't see how installing Hardinfo as well as

Code:
sudo apt-get install lshw
can hurt any.

In my next post. I will go retrieve my firewire cardbus and post the output for you.

I don't use that using Ubuntu. To be honest. My P3 IBM T23 laptop cannot handle the strain of running Unity and Gnome shell, like your nice new, (to me), battle ship work horse T400 does.

But my distro of choice, AntiX, handles it just fine so
Ubuntu should also. I am even running Wheezy repos on it
so nothing bleeding edge.

PS. When you run lshw in terminal to get info on your gear.
Use sudo.

Code:
sudo lshw
Edit: I missed the comment on

Quote:
The reading I did about lspci said it gives information on the pci devices within/connected to the computer. What will that do for me -- does it mean I can just find out if the card is connected, or can I use lspci to connect the card if the computer isn't recognizing it?
What lspci -knn kicks out is if your computer is
connected to the device and it is being read.

Using root or sudo with the "mount" command is the manual way to mount a firewire device after it is seen in

Code:
harry@biker:~$ mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k,nr_inodes=215759,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=206500k,mode=755)
/dev/disk/by-uuid/d6d3225d-2ba2-4195-b213-7f743f22c80f on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=722240k)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda2 on /home type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
rpc_pipefs on /run/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw,relatime)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/harry/0508-075C type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=437,iocharset=utf8,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks2)
harry@biker:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for harry: 

Disk /dev/sda: 30.0 GB, 30020272128 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3649 cylinders, total 58633344 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0004f264

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048    14426111     7212032   83  Linux
/dev/sda2        14426112    55539711    20556800   83  Linux
/dev/sda3        55539712    58632191     1546240   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 2055 MB, 2055019008 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3981 cylinders, total 4013709 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007dde6

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *          63     4013708     2006823    b  W95 FAT32
harry@biker:~$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda3: UUID="0c4970a4-0a0d-4244-9a00-debbfebe5512" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda1: LABEL="/" UUID="d6d3225d-2ba2-4195-b213-7f743f22c80f" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda2: LABEL="/home" UUID="49bded1f-22ee-426d-b959-af740dab7bac" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sdc1: UUID="0508-075C" TYPE="vfat"
The pendrive I just inserted shows as
/dev/sdc1 so
Code:
sudo mount /dev/sdc
would be the manual command to mount it.
Not lspci as that is just a information gatherer.

I hope you understand. It is weird to me how unity and Ubuntu won't automount your gear though.

Last edited by rokytnji; 05-24-2014 at 09:30 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 09:50 PM   #5
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There is a good chance that piece of hardware is faulty. Why don't you return it for a good one?
 
Old 05-24-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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Ok, I inserted my firewire card, Anything you see in the readout with Via or Texas Instruments in it is the firewire card I have ,
It has 2 usb 2.0, I regular firewire, and 1 mini firewire ports.
It is a 4 port card. Like

http://site.allaboutadapters.com/web...bo-Diagram.gif

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ lspci -knn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82830M/MG/MP Host Bridge [8086:3575] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:021d]
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82830M/MP AGP Bridge [8086:3576] (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 [8086:2482] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #2 [8086:2484] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 [8086:2487] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) [8086:248c] (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller [8086:248a] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller [8086:2483] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0220]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2485] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A30/A30p/T23 [1014:0222]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_intel8x0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: S3 Inc. SuperSavage IX/C SDR [5333:8c2e] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T23 [1014:01fc]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T23 [1014:023b]
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
02:00.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T23 [1014:023b]
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
02:02.0 Communication controller [0780]: LSI Corporation L56xM+S [Mars-2] WinModem 56k [11c1:0449] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. IBM ThinkPad T23 [1468:0410]
02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller [8086:1031] (rev 42)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series [1014:0209]
	Kernel driver in use: e100
03:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 62)
	Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
03:00.2 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 65)
	Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
03:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller [1106:3044] (rev 80)
	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2800 802.11n PCI [1814:0601]
	Subsystem: Device [200c:1976]
	Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
I guess I should also mention I inserted the card into this laptop while the laptop was powered down. That way the kernel picks it up on boot up.
If you are inserting your card while hot/booted up thinking Ubuntu will pick it up Windows
with "Detected new Hardware Device". That is a Windows way of thinking.

Let the kernel pick it up during the boot process and the kernel will load the drivers also.

Quote:
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
Edit: just read Emersons post. He/She has a good point also.

Last edited by rokytnji; 05-24-2014 at 10:02 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 09:18 AM   #7
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rokytnji and Emerson:
Thanks for your suggestions. I've been frightfully busy over the past few days, so I just looked at them. I'll try what rokytnji suggested. To check Emerson's suggestion, I'll try mounting the express card in a work laptop I use (it's a Powermac) and see if it mounts it. Hopefully it does. I bought the card over the web from B&H (Photo Video) and it's been a few days since delivery so hopefully no problems if I need to return it.
 
  


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