Ok, standard kernel (kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl) and a works-just fine 1394 setup. (Kudzu finds and configures the controller in the ADS external drive enclosure, I can mount and use the drive, everything is fine from a functionality standpoint.) However, on boot, the drive isn't detected until I manually run the rescan-scsi-bus.sh script in /etc/hotplug/ieee1394. I'm somewhat nervous, given the various dire warnings in the rescan script, about putting it in rc.local or something similar, and in any case that isn't soon enough; if the drive gets an automounting fstab entry, it would need to be detected quite early. Is there a good way to handle this? The drive stays attached (it's where the nightly backups go) effectively all the time. -- [email protected] | Uton we hycgan hwaer we ham agen, | ond thonne gedhencan he we thider cumen. | -- The Seafarer, ll. 117-118.