I’m using OM 4.3 and was wondering how Firewire is supposed to work. I’m using a Macbook Air mid 2020 (Intel processor) with dual boot via Bootcamp. I installed last Saturday the version 4.3 from an external USB Key and everything is working fine : Windows 10 bootable via grub as well !
I didn’t succeed to setup the broadcom wifi but my ethernet adpater is working great.
What I’m looking for is some advises or help to setup my good old LaCie 500GB (Secure) FireWire800 external hard drive. It’s my daily disk at work. The best in the world with fingerprint.
On MacOS / Windows, I’m using this drive via Apple’s Firewire2Thunderbold + Thunderbold2Thunderbold3 (USB-C) cable adapters and everything’s working fine.
With OpenMandriva nothing shows up on KDE. I tried to check with lsusb or fdisk and nothing was found. If I used the miniUSB to USB B cable it’s working But the speed is so slow… It’s not possible to run a virtual machine, even ngnix.
I tried to dig on Internet but my knowledge is limited on the subject.
Do I need to compile a new version of the kernel with Firewire support enabled ?
If anyone can push a hint, that would be awesome.
I’m not in a hurry, Mr Win and Ms Mac still available
I would like to go more with Uncle Mandriva in the next months hehe
Kind regards, and well played for the 4.3 release ladies and gentlemen. I love the speed and the simplicity.