how to know if firepod is found

Ok, not quite finding what I’m looking for with the freebob and jack docs, I’m trying to figure out which part of the chain isn’t working here.

Does anyone have any info on now I would know if freebob has “found” my firepod. Does it give some kind of a name or something?

I’m using fedora 8

here’s what messages I’m getting after: jackd -d freebob

jackd 0.103.0
Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details

JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
loading driver …
Freebob using Firewire port 0, node -1
Root node has no children!
Root node has no children!
LibFreeBoB ERR: No connections specified, bailing out
FreeBoB ERR: FREEBOB: Error creating virtual device
Error (configrom.cpp)[84] initialize: Could not parse config rom of node 0 on port 0cannot load driver module freebob
no message buffer overruns

It looks like you’re not specifing freebob and jack which device to use… Try running QJackCTL and you’ll see if anything is recognized by Freebob. If not, and it probably will since you’re using a non-optimized distro, you’ll probably need to follow some guides through the internet, nothing hard to do anyway, my friend’s firepod works like a charm in linux. And it’s also a great interface.
Good Luck

Well, I see some stuff online for ubuntu but not fedora. Does anyone have tips with fedora? I already tried QJackCTRL and nothing was seeming to show up, it’s connected and everything and works fine in windows.

What’s a good optimized distro that’s 64-bit?

ah, cool … got it with Ubuntu studio 64!