DVLink 1.1 Driver Software for IEEE1394 on IRIX

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Assam Syrix has posted the DVLink 1.1 IEEE1394/Firewire driver kit online for download. Apparently these drivers do not work in 64-bit IRIX environments so they're currently only really useful on an O2; more technical information can be found here.

The hope is that with these drivers and development tools a solution can be found for 64-bit IRIX which would open up low cost video capture for Octane. See this thread for more information.

Download:

http://assyrix.homestead.com/files/DVLink_1.1.tar.gz

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I'll do the port if you tell me where I can buy
an O2 firewire card, I tried ebay, reputable,
bbsolutions and others, no luck.

I believe that one of the goals is to get an off the shelf card working. The download describes the chipset used in SGI's cards; it shouldn't be difficult to simply adapt the driver to work with a similar commodity PC card.

What are the PC Cards that are known to be working
with O2? If they are also suppored by an open source
OS, that will help the dev.

I heard (from xsnet.com) that the firewire card for the O2 could only be used for dv capture ... thus no external drives.

This is right, it's not relevant to the card, but
to the driver, the card should be able to control
some HDs or any other firewire equipment, but the
driver cannot [yet] (until you give me a list of
cards supported by the O2.

Cool, can you write any kind of driver for SGI's
pci bus? I may have some requests for you...

Yes, I need the following:

- the PCI card (I can buy it)
- the hardware docs or driver for linux, bsd...
- patience, coffee.

I�m using an adaptec pci firewire card on peecee,
but I didn�t found any driver for IRIX .
the possibility would be pretty cool to use
a firewire card in octane - but which software ?
on peecee I�m using xpressdv , but for IRIX I did�not find any (DV)editing soft yet.

Hey, if anyone does succeed in making or knows of where I can get an IRIX driver (for the R5000 O2) for a commodity PC FireWire card, PLEASE E-mail me!! (I can't afford the DVLink!)

What are the PC Cards that are known to be working
with O2?

What is the status of this project?
Is anyone working on the drivers to get a PCI
DV IEEE1394 card working in an SGI Octane?

What is the status of this project?
Is anyone working on the drivers to get a PCI
DV IEEE1394 card working in an SGI Octane?

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