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emike2k3

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Hi all,

I'm rather new to this and I probably sound like some sort of idiot but if I don't ask I won't know.

How does one go about installing drivers/kext files within Mac OSX?

I've got a native install working fine except for networking issues with my onboard Via Rine II ethernet. I've found the correct files and have them downloaded. I just have no idea how to go about getting them installed/running using the terminal.

Any help would be greatly appriciated!

Thank you!

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  • Copy the ViaRhine.kext to /System/Library/Extensions.
  • Open Terminal and write "sudo chmod -R 755 /System/LibraryExtensions/ViaRhine.kext" without the quotes
  • Enter your admin password
  • Write "sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ViaRhine.kext"
  • Write "sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache"
  • Write "sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.mkext"
  • Reboot


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  • Copy the ViaRhine.kext to /System/Library/Extensions.
  • Open Terminal and write "sudo chmod -R 755 /System/LibraryExtensions/ViaRhine.kext" without the quotes
  • Enter your admin password
  • Write "sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ViaRhine.kext"
  • Write "sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache"
  • Write "sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.mkext"
  • Reboot



Thanks!!!

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I know it's three years old topic but...

when I tried to do what Victor writen, my computer hang on boot and i needed to reinstall MacOS. After this, I install the kexthelper and put the same .kext to work without any problem.

I hope it could help some one.

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I know it's three years old topic but...

when I tried to do what Victor writen, my computer hang on boot and i needed to reinstall MacOS.

the same stuff on my pc. but kexthelper crashes mac os too.
will try to use kextinstaller.
it's strange because it happens on iAtkos s3 v2 only
thanks





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