10.5.7 Firewire issues?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by J the Ninja, May 27, 2009.

  1. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    The fact that this started not long after 10.5.7 may be a coincidence, but I suspect it isn't.

    Ever since the update, my machine has occasional spurts of Firewire simply not working. It still shows up in System Profiler, but neither my external drive or my camcorder will actually connect using it. The only way I have found to clear it is a reboot. Anybody else experiencing this, or want to give me some help?
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Haven't seen that here.

    Have you tried:

    sudo ifconfig fw0 down
    sudo ifconfig fw0 up
  3. J the Ninja thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Doing the first one will not give me my prompt back.
  4. MotleyPete macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Mine seem to be fine.

    My first thoughts would be a dodgy cable, but I'm sure you've already checked for that.

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