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Firewire iSight in Fedora?

Does anyone know how to get a firewire (ieee1394) iSight camera working in Fedora? I would have expected to see a video device come up in the kernel, but I seem to get nothing useful.

Google appears to be saturated with posts about the build in USB iSight cameras which need firmware.. not what I’m after.

Packages libdc1394 libraw1394 libavc139 are all installed. I’m trying to get it to work with Ekiga, but anything like dvgrab would be fine too – I remember in Debian/Ubuntu that I could install some libpt packages to get it working, but no such luck so far in Fedora..

This is what I see in the kernel when I plug it in..
firewire_core: skipped bus generations, destroying all nodes
firewire_core: skipped bus generations, destroying all nodes
firewire_core: giving up on config rom for node id ffc0
firewire_core: rediscovered device fw0
firewire_core: phy config: card 0, new root=ffc1, gap_count=5
firewire_core: phy config: card 0, new root=ffc1, gap_count=5
firewire_core: created device fw1: GUID 000a270004149a86, S400

I can’t see any usable video device being created there. Perhaps there’s a missing kernel driver, not sure.

Any suggestions? Thanks!