Re: ieee1394: sbp2: sbp2util_node_write_no_wait failed
From: John Stoffel
Date: Mon Oct 24 2005 - 14:49:41 EST
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Brade <brade@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> One thing I suggest right off the bat is to make sure that firmware on
>> your external enclosure is updated to the latest/greatest. Alot of
>> vendors (esp those using the Prolific chipset) don't get it right
Michael> Good guess and damn, yes, I've got the Icy Box IB-351-UE
Michael> which has the prolific chipset, I guess it's the (cursed)
Michael> PL3507. [The IcyBox FAQ says: IB-350/351/360UE Prolific
Michael> (PL3507) - Agere (FW8028)]
I've got the same box, and I've given up on the firewire side of
things and I just use the USB port now. But it's just my backup box,
so I don't really use it too much.
Michael> However, I've read that they had problems in 2004 and that
Michael> all new devices (starting from October 2004) have the updated
Michael> firmware already.
Check anyway... I think I posted recently about my luck in getting the
USB side working with 2.6.12+ once I updated the firmware on the
chipset, which was a pain.
Michael> I have also found some of your posts from 2004 on lkml about
Michael> the prolific chipset, actually anything I found is mostly
Michael> from 2004 :-/
Yeah, from what I've been reading, the Prolific chipset sucked even
for Windows users, at least until the latest firmware. Goto these
The second one is a forum which had some useful info.
Michael> So sorry for the dumb question, but do I check if I've got
Michael> the newest firmware without windows? I had a look at
Michael> www.icybox.de but found no firmware for ib-351, only for
Michael> ib-350 and that one is from Dec 2004.
You need to go by chipset, not by enclosure. I poked on my system,
but there's nothing obvious about how to get the firmware level in the
output of 'lsusb'. Sorry.
Michael> And even if I've got the newest firmware already, does the
Michael> prolific stuff work by now or should I chuck it out the
It works with USB, I don't know about firewire since I've just chucked
that for now. Which is why I got the dual input setup, USB/Firewire.
Haven't tried the firewire on a Windows box either since the upgrade,
might one of these days, but I'm in no rush.
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