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I'm trying to get sound working on a new laptop at the moment and have just installed the VoodooHDA kext.

This is causing a KP and horrendous sound at boot up.

I'm now unable to boot even using -x or booting ML from the installer.

I'm trying to delete it from the command prompt of the installer like this

 

rm /Volumes/MLion/System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext

 

It's telling me that is a directory

can anyone tell me how to do this.

Mike

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Hi,and me used KP from Voodoo

And fix it

First boot after install Voodoo HDA is command-ignore cashes

Later - every boot is OK,withouth KP :wink2:

for remove with terminal try this command:

rm /Volumes/disc0s3-(THIS IS YOUR ML DISK)/System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext

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I havent got a clue, system was booting until I installed VoodooHDA then wouldn't boot with it, deleted it but it still wouldn't boot but at least it didn't make a screaming noise like it did with the kext.

re-installing as we speak but this time to a small partition that I'm going to restore to the the large partition so if (when) I screw it up again it won't take so long to get back again.

Mike

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very easy, boot with -s

 

mount /

cd System/Library/Caches

rm -rf *

diskutil repairPermissions /

sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel

reboot -R lnk

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for remove with terminal try this command:

rm /Volumes/disc0s3-(THIS IS YOUR ML DISK)/System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext

 

From terminal you should use:

rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext

The command you have provided will give back an error, stating it is a directory, so you need to use the -r or -rf flag, and only work if OS X is installed on disk0s3.

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