Tascam FW-1082

I understood that Tascam FW-1082 should work with jack and freebob or ffado, but I couldn’t manage to get it working.

gscanbus sees the device (as S400 Unknown):

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SelfID Info

Physical ID: 0
Link active: Yes
Gap Count: 63
PHY Speed: S400
PHY Delay: <=144ns
IRM Capable: No
Power Class: None
Port 0: Not connected
Port 1: Connected to parent node
Init. reset: No


GUID: 0x00022EFF31858AFB
Node Capabilities: 0x000083C0
Vendor ID: 0x0000022E
Unit Spec ID: 0x0000022E
Unit SW Version: 0x00800003
Model ID: 0x00000000
Nr. Textual Leafes: 0

Vendor: TEAC Corp. R& D
Textual Leafes:
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But, when I try to start jack with freebob it acts like the device would not be supported:

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benga make # jackd -dfreebob
jackd 0.109.2
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
cannot load driver module freebob
Segmentation fault
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and with ffado (jackd -dfirewire) it says only ‘cannot load driver module firewire’

I suggest the mailing lists and other support systems at ffado.org

your device is marked as “unknown” in ffado project site:
Maybe you should compile ffado to try…

and with ffado (jackd -dfirewire) it says only ’cannot load driver module firewire

-d firewire is in prevision: you must first install ffado. I think you can get packages for some distribution, but reported not so performant/stable as a self-compiled version

Hi ekam,
did you succeeded with tascam fw-1082? I tried to get this device working, but couldn’t manage that.