ffado-fireworks-downloader - Man Page

firmware download application for Echo Fireworks devices


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


ffado-bridgeco-downloader permits firmware updates to be made to Echo Fireworks devices under  Linux. OPERATION describes the action to be carried out.  An OPERATION comprises one of the following keywords and any arguments required by that  keyword.


List devices on the FireWire bus.


Display information about a device and its firmware.

upload FILE

Upload the firmware contained in FILE to the device


Download the flash contents from the device.   LEN bytes will be downloaded starting at START_ADDR and written to the file FILE

verify FILE

Verify that the firmware contained in the device corresponds to the one in FILE


Show information about the session on the device.

session_info FILE

Show information about the device session stored in FILE

session_download FILE

Download the session content from the device into FILE

session_upload FILE

Upload the session from FILE to the device.


-h,  --help

Display brief usage information 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.

-g,  --guid=GUID

Specify the GUID of the device to interact with.  If this is not specified an attempt will be made to automatically detect a suitable device.

-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.