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Ive installed and i still want to know how to install .kext files, like the natit one for nvidia gfx cards.
can someone tell me how to install them?

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Yes,

for the installation of the Natit driver it is easy, because ~Neo made a nice
installer package.

Just download it here: http://installers.dl.am/

Any other kextfile that has to be installed manually can be handled this way:

just copy them into the System/Library/Extensions/ folder on your harddisk,
where you can find all the kexts for your system. You can bookmark this
folder in the Finder if you like. For each operation, OS X is asking you for
your password and you have to log in.

After copying the kext files, you have to delete the kext-cache, so that the new
kexts will be added by the system when it rebuilds the cache next boot. To do
this, delete two files with the Finder (just drag them into trash). The two files are

/System/Library/Extensions.kextcache and
/System/Library/Extensions.mkext

At last, start the Diskutility (to find in Programs>Utilities) and repair the permissions
for your drive. This is necessary for your new installed kexts, so that the system
will load them when you start OS X.

Now you have to restart in order to load your new installed kexts.

All these commands and many more can also be performed in the terminal. But to
get started, this should be fine, too.

Edited by xtraa, 12 February 2007 - 09:08 PM.


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i cant seem to find the kextcache, is there a way i can find it in spotlight?

i tried the installer, but when it comes to installing it, it installs but when you have to restart, it doesent restart.
im trying to install natit so i can stop my hackintosh from kernal panics, whenever i try to boot normally, it never boots because of a kernal panic, but when i try to boot in safe mode, natit works correctly.

i tried the installer, but when it comes to installing it, it installs but when you have to restart, it doesent restart.
im trying to install natit so i can stop my hackintosh from kernal panics, whenever i try to boot normally, it never boots because of a kernal panic, but when i try to boot in safe mode, natit works correctly.

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Kextcaches:

Attached File  kext.jpg   172.08KB   1888 downloads

And let me get this straight. You installed Natit, and it crashes unless in safe mode. So why are you trying to install it again?

BTW, if you need to remove kexts in single user mode [-s]:
sudo -s	 <----- To make sure you are root (just in case)
cd /System/Library
rm -rf Extensions.mkext
rm -rf Extensions.kextcache
cd Extensions
kextload [kextname]	 <----- To make sure the kext is found
rm -rf [kextname(s), separated by spaces if multiple]
reboot

Edited by Koh-i-Noor, 12 February 2007 - 09:30 PM.


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so, what are the alternatives to natit, because it doesent seem to work unless in safe mode.
can anyone send me titan, because the website doesent work for me.
please, because everything works apart from audio and the graphics.
is there anyway i can boot up normally?

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Yes. Remove the kext with the above method!

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right, i have removed the kext, and then i installed macvidia, and it seemed to boot normally, but then it wouldnt show anything, the resolution was too big for my monitor.
so is there anyway that you can set the resolution macvidia chooses?
but, since i couldnt boot i have had to reinstall and i didnt choose natit, but it still doesent boot in normal mode, it only boots in safe mode.
is there ayway for it to stop?

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At the boot screen (Darwin) type (with quotes)

"Graphics Mode"="1024x768x32" <---- or whatever you want it to be.

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In my opinion, i think KextHelper is a great tool to install Kexts, makes your life much easier.
You can download it here: http://cheetha.net/

Thats to install it with KextHelper, but if for some reason you can't do it with KextHelper keep in mind that after you manage to install it, and we'll assume that you did it manually throughout the Terminal, dont forget to establish permissions for the kext. To do this read this link:

http://forum.insanel...showtopic=37039

There's a better one, but thats the one i could find at the moment to post it here. And right before you restart, make sure you delete the 2 Files, "Extensions.mkext" and "Extensions.kextcache" from "/System/Library"

For some weird reason i always have only that Extensions.mkext but not the one ending in .kextcache
but i type in the Terminal anyways just in case.

So that'll pretty much be it, good luck

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In my opinion, i think KextHelper is a great tool to install Kexts, makes your life much easier.
You can download it here: http://cheetha.net/

Thats to install it with KextHelper, but if for some reason you can't do it with KextHelper keep in mind that after you manage to install it, and we'll assume that you did it manually throughout the Terminal, dont forget to establish permissions for the kext. To do this read this link:

http://forum.insanel...showtopic=37039

There's a better one, but thats the one i could find at the moment to post it here. And right before you restart, make sure you delete the 2 Files, "Extensions.mkext" and "Extensions.kextcache" from "/System/Library"

For some weird reason i always have only that Extensions.mkext but not the one ending in .kextcache
but i type in the Terminal anyways just in case.

So that'll pretty much be it, good luck


Thanks for the awesome tool. Going to put it to great use.





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