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trouble replacing .kext
Authored by: sahnert on Mar 11, '05 03:43:02PM

I tried this and when I restarted it said the extension wasn't installed properly and can't be used. I'm afraid that means I don't have an extension to control the fan. I did save the original file from 10.3.8, but if I replace it won't it give me the same message? This is how I did it:
I dragged the old .kext file into the extensions folder and it said a newer version already exists. Replace? yes. Then it said you don't have permission. Authenticate? yes. Entered my password and it copied over I guess. Then I restarted today and it said that the extension was not properly installed and cannot be used. Is there a better way to do this?
For the record... I used the .kext from 10.2.3 rather than 10.2.8. Maybe that makes a difference?
let me know if you have an ideas. Thanks


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trouble replacing .kext
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Mar 13, '05 02:48:38AM

I am about to display my relatively paltry knowledge of Unix--I have no idea if this will work, but give this a try in Terminal:

sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions

...then restart the Mac.

This is sometimes (always?) needed after you do the sort of extension moving you did, and also after trashing cache files (or just /System/Library/Extension.kextcache, /System/Library/Extensions.mkext, and /System/Library/Caches/ to reset the cache info.

Somebody set me straight if I'm imagining things.

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