Hello all! My Core 2 Duo MacBook has been acting a bit funny. I recently bought an Alesis audio mixer, which connects to the MacBook with a Firewire 400 cable. So, I installed the latest drivers for the mixer and uploaded new firmware to the mixer. When it rebooted from the driver installation, it recognized the mixer. However, when I unplugged the mixer and plugged it back it, it didn't get recognized. So, I thought to myself "that's a nuisance, but I can handle it." However, I recently wanted to sync my iPod (4g) via firewire. I plugged it in, and the iPod started charging (so the port is obviously functional), but OS X wouldn't recognize it. Remembering the situation with the mixer, I restarted with the iPod plugged in, and low and behold, it was recognized. So I guess my question is: is there a way to get Mac OS X to recognize firewire devices when they're plugged in as opposed to having to reboot? It used to immediately recognize it... is it possible that it's mixer drivers that are messing it up? Any help would be greatly appreciated!