Free Firewire Audio Drivers
A new name for the FirePod: http://www.presonus.com/news/press/Detail.aspx?NewsID=4
I've used this device successfully since early freebob days and it has always worked well IMHO.
However, with mine at least, jack must be set to hw:1
and I get these messages starting jackd ....
JACK server starting in realtime mode with priority 60
04292230270: (ffado.cpp)[ 92] ffado_streaming_init: libffado 2.999.0- built Oct 15 2010 07:48:59
04292250796: [31mError (configrom.cpp)[ 150] initialize: Could not parse config rom of node 0 on port 0
[0m04292308937: [31mError (configrom.cpp)[ 150] initialize: Could not parse config rom of node 0 on port 0
Verbose messages show ffado subsequently discovering each port. Operation is quite stable.
I can provide any feedback or info needed for additional mixer support for this device.
Thanks for the great tool.
I can confirm this works nicely with Fedora 15 (new FW stack) on a Sony Vaio VPCF22M0E which has the non-confidence inspiring "03:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd FireWire Host Controller (rev 05)". The previous Sony laptops had TI firewire which was why I started buying them in the first place :) The only catch is that the default rtprio set in /etc/security/limits.d/99-jack.conf is set too low for firewire (You'll get "Operation not permitted" trying to start jackd with the firewire driver) and probably should just be set to 99 (though the proper minimum could be found by experimentation or reading the source code.)
Hope this helps someone