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[SOLVED] system.log growing large after forcedeth-nockd.kext install


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*SOLVED* Thanks to Moderator Colonel for the quick fix.

It was indeed the debug option turned on in the Info.plist of the forcedeth-nockd kext that caused the problem. Changing the true value to false and properly chown/chmod-ing the file solved the problem.

Thanks again Colonel for the working driver and the debug fix!


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Noob to osx86 here. Just installed jas 10.4.8. AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3. I have:

asus a8n-vm csm / Athlon64 3200+

1024mb ddr400

bfg 7900gs pci-e 256mb


I tried the regular forcedeth and forcedeth-nockd kexts, but they didn't work. Then I tried the forcedeth-nockd.kext from Colonel in this thread:



It works fine, but I get a TON of these messages repeated every second in my /var/log/system.log:

May 11 16:22:46 magics-computer kernel[0]: forcedeth: packet 80000000 - 8000062e


After only a few minutes, my system.log is over 30mb. I noticed in the Info.plist that debug is on. Could this cause it? If so, how do I properly edit the Info.plist? (I was able to display it using cat):


magic$ cat Info.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">






















<key>nForce 4 LAN</key>















<string>nForce4 LAN</string>




























If not the debug, what is causing so many of these messages in system.log? I am worried about exponential growth of the log file.

Thanks in advance.

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Still not sure what is causing it, but if I


sudo rm -R /var/log/system.log

sudo touch /var/log/system.log


then the file stops growing. It's like the initial loading of the kext causes a looping of messages to the log, then removing/recreating the log stops it.


I would still like to solve this, removing then recreating the log is not really a graceful solution for such an elegant OS. :2cents:

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