I've outlined the problems (http://www.staticmatter.net/motu/start.html) The story is I can't get my system (macx 10.3.8 pb 1ghz g4) to route Audio. When the 828 is firewired I'm not able to select, from the Cuemix Console, the "Output" option, it goes back to 'Disabled' after selected. My software applications will not use the device without error. However I can control the input levels, select the sample rate and other 'Firewire Console' options and it will update on the 828. In "Stand Alone" mode (no FW) the 828 works fine, I have audio output from the analog inputs through the bus as I should and I can configure my bus outputs (phones,mains,etc), mix levels too, locally on the device. Leads me to think (hopefully) this could be a driver issue. I've been working on this for a few days and continue to be device-less, any help/advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks a lot!