By tdw on Feb 11, 2005
Things haven't really moved forward much. However, I did take the iPod back to the retailer a couple of weeks ago and told them it was faulty. It apparently went off to Apple to be repaired and should be back "soon".
I tried my camcorder in the 1394 port of my SunBlade 2000, and it too failed to recognise that anything was plugged in. Normally, in Solaris 10, the system will detect the connection and then attempt to locate a suitable device driver. If it can't find a driver, it then reports that using syslog. No message at all in syslog, so obviously the system doesn't actually see the camcorder. So, this morning the camcorder went off to the local Sony repair centre in the hope that they can find and fix the fault.
Given that both devices appear to be faulty, I'm leaning towards the possibility that the 1394 port on my PC into which I first plugged the devices was faulty and has somehow damaged them. Either that or it's a very strange coincidence.
More news will follow when the iPod returns from Apple.