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How to disable an optical drive
Authored by: spookybathtub on Jan 27, '09 10:37:54AM
Great hint. I tried it just to save battery on my Macbook since I never use the optical drive. But of course, now I need to use the optical drive and I'm having a heck of a time enabling it again. I moved the IODVDStorageFamily.kext back into the proper Extensions folder. Then I did:
sudo chown -R root:wheel IODVDStorageFamily.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 root:wheel IODVDStorageFamily.kext
sudo kextload IODVDStorageFamily.kext

Then I rebooted, and my system still can't see the optical drive. I think I need to somehow load the kext before login every time?

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How to disable an optical drive
Authored by: spookybathtub on Jan 27, '09 11:43:45PM

Nevermind, I found the solution. I simply had to plug a flash drive in and the optical drive was immediately recognized.



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