Subject: Re: cheap (apparently) NetBSD-compatible Cardbus->Firewire cards
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/2001 19:39:40
On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 12:03:46AM -0500, Laine Stump wrote:
> In case anyone is looking for a cheap firewire interface for their
> laptop - I found an IBM cardbus->firewire card at Computer Geeks for
> $26, so I decided to buy one and see if it was supported by the (still
> under development. I hope?) firewire drivers in NetBSD-current. Turns
> out the card is OHCI-compliant (whatever that is ;-), and is detected
> by the firewire driver just fine.
> Now if I could just *do something* with the interface. I did test it
> with VideoStudio and my camcorder under Win2k to make sure the card is
> functioning properly (it is advertised as new, and has a 1 year
> warranty), but I don't know what, if any, software is available to use
> firewire on NetBSD. What I'd *really* like to see is support for

Well, for now there isn't much things awailable under NetBSD.
I'm not even sure block-devices are supported.

Manuel Bouyer <>