ffado-bridgeco-downloader - Man Page

firmware download application for BridgeCo devices


ffado-bridgeco-downloader [OPTION...] OPERATION


ffado-bridgeco-downloader permits firmware updates to be made to BridgeCo (aka BeBoB) devices under  Linux. OPERATION describes the action to be carried out.  An OPERATION is introduced with the GUID of the device to operate on.  This is followed by one of the following keywords and any arguments required by that keyword.


Display information about the interface

setguid NEW_GUID

Set the device's GUID to NEW_GUID

firmware FILE

Download the firmware file FILE to the device.

cne FILE

Download the CnE file FILE to the device.

bcd FILE

Parse the BeBoB BCD file FILE and display information about the contents.


-?,  --help,  --usage

Display brief usage information and exit

-V,  --version

Show the program version and exit

-p,  --port=NUM

Specify use of IEEE1394 port NUM

-v,  --verbose=LEVEL

Produce verbose output.  The higher the LEVEL the more verbose the messages.  The some verbose messages may only be available of FFADO was compiled with debugging enabled.

-b,  --noboot

Do not start the bootloader.  Use this if the bootloader is already running.

-f,  --force

Force firmware download in the event the program doesn't think it's a good  idea.  Use with caution.

-m,  --magic=MAGIC

A magic number you have to obtain before this program will work.  Specifying it on the command line means that you accept the risks which come with this tool.  The magic number can be obtained in the source code.


Manipulating firmware can cause your device to stop working.  The FFADO project accepts no responsibility if this occurs as a result of using this tool.