10.4.7 and keyboard update

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  1. Placeholder macrumors member

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    I installed the 10.4.7 - and with it (unknowingly) the keyboard update from a couple months ago. The whine on MBP has gotten worse, and now the mirror widget fix no longer works to kill it. Is there any way I can "undo" the keyboard update and keep my sanity?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Could try this. :)

    EDIT: Hmm, I forgot the link. :eek:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-197138.html
     
  3. Placeholder thread starter macrumors member

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    At first, I thought you were trying to tell me that smiling would fix the whine... that's the solution my wife gave me when I first got the computer.

    Edit: Do you know if there's going to be any compatibality issues doing this with 10.4.7 though? The last thing I need is a keyboard that doesn't work.
     
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Works just fine for me. :)
     
  5. Placeholder thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm following the steps, but it's not working. It says I "dont have sufficient privileges for IOUSBFamily.kext". Any thoughts why?
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    At which point?
     
  7. Placeholder thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded the old version (2.4.6). Made a backup of the updated IOUSBFamily.kext to the desktop. Then I tried to replace the file with the old one (drag and drop). I choose to replace - It asks me to authenticate - I give my admin password... then it says, "Unable to...."
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You're 100% sure your password is correct?
    I hate to ask, but that's the first place to go with this error.

    It may be that the OS doesn't like people replacing kernel extensions on the fly, though that seems unlikely. Can you simply trash the "original" and then copy the new (old) one into the /System/Library/Extensions/ folder?

    Alternately, trash the "original" and do this in the Terminal:

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    cd /System/Library/Extensions
    sudo cp 
    (there's a space after cp), now drag the new (old) kernel extention into the Terminal window and it will auotcomplete the path. Then contine typing:

    Code:
    .
    yes, that's just a period.

    So your full command would look something like this:

    Code:
    sudo cp /Users/yellow/Desktop/IOUSBFamily.kext .

    And then hit return. You should be prompted for your admin password.

    Then continue the steps at:

    sudo chown -R..... etc.
     
  9. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I copied it to documents and then trashed it prior to installing the old one. :)
     
  10. Placeholder thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help MR folks.
    I just did a restart and then it accepted my admin password - strange (but "normal" for a computer). From there the steps given at the link above worked just fine for me.
    The mirror widget is working just fine once again.
    Cheers all.
     

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