no Firewire for a USB/Firewire device either
I have a very similar problem with my firewire devices. I have an external drive that has both firewire and USB connection. The system doesn't respond at all when I plug into either the computer's firewire or mini firewire ports but the drive pops right up when connected with USB. The drive is formatted Fat 32 and I acess it from both windows and Apple machines via firewire. And the windows Boot is on the same box as the linux so I know those same firewire ports work under windows.
I'm a linux noob, and have just installed Mandriva 2007 a few days ago to check it out for potential freevo use.
any info would be greatly appreciated.
I also am trying to switch from mirroed multiple displays to separate but I'll post about that elsewhere.