[mythtv-users] upgraded to fedora 7, now firewire is broken

Mike LaPlante mike at dividia.net
Thu Aug 9 23:31:38 UTC 2007

Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On 8/9/07, Mike LaPlante <mike at dividia.net> wrote:
>> So Axel, I don't know anything about firewire (this STB is the first
>> firewire device I've ever used) but I was thinking you could make your
>> rpm add the blacklist lines. It seems to me anyone installing your
>> ieee1394-kmdl package will not be wanting the firewire_* modules
>> loading. But I could be wrong, maybe there are cases where you need
>> both. Either way adding two lines to a conf file is no biggie for me.
> I have never blacklisted a module, but after googling, I am guessing I
> just need to edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file to include these
> two lines:
> blacklist firewire_core
> blacklist firewire_ohci
> and then reboot the system.  Is this correct, or am I off on the syntax?
> And thanks for testing and confirming.  It is nice to know I am likely
> to have a functional firewire capture again, and less than 24 hours
> after I begged for help.
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You are correct, sir. Just those two lines. By default the file should 
already exist in Fedora with some pre-defined blacklisted modules. I 
think its also possible to put the lines in the modprobe.conf, and I'm 
not sure where the *preferred* place is.


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