Having trouble with editing in terminal, help please.

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  1. mantastic macrumors newbie

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    Im tryin to setup my linksys wusb54gc wireless usb and there is a thread that tells how to do it after you get the driver, well im at the part where i need to edit in the terminal and i really dont understand what to do ive never done this before, it says 3. Open terminal
    4. Go to /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext/Contents/
    5. Open file sudo pico Info.plist
    6. Edit any of key and fill with following:
    <key>LINKSYS</key>
    <dict>
    <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.Ralink.driver.RT73</string>
    <key>IOClass</key>
    <string>RT2573USBWirelessDriver</string>
    <key>IOProviderClass</key>
    <string>IOUSBDevice</string>
    <key>bcdDevice</key>
    <integer>1</integer>
    <key>idProduct</key>
    <integer>32</integer>
    <key>idVendor</key>
    <integer>5041</integer>
    </dict>
    7. Save file
    8. Run this string /usr/sbin/kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions
    9. Restart computer
    10. Take off card and insert back to computer.

    I get in the terminal and type in that link and from there on with the open file and stuff i dont know how to get it to work. HELP PLEASE!!! Thank you very much. JOSH:eek:
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    You don't know how to get what to work?

    I guess the instructions aren't very clear if you don't know how to us Terminal commands, but first, are you logged on with an admin account (you need that for sudo use)? And did you type the following:
    Code:
    cd /System/Library/Extensions/RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext/Contents/
    sudo pico Info.plist
    Copy and paste the text in your step 6.
    Save using Ctrl-O.
    Exit using Ctrl-X
    Then type (seems to me you should use also sudo for the following)
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions
    
     
  3. mantastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    plinden, thanks for your help, the last question, the run the string part, what does that mean? Just run it in the terminal? Thanks again, very well explainted.:D
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Yes, just type it as it's shown. But I would surprised if it works without using sudo - try it anyway. If it fails, type:
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions
    
     
  5. mantastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Plinden Thanks for your help man, its up and working now. Thanks. Josh:D
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    I think there's something about sudo having a timeout, so that you don't need sudo for commands in a short timeframe after you've already done a sudo. That could be why the instructions don't include sudo on the last line...

    or was it that it doesn't ask for the password more than once when you sudo several times in a short timespan?
     
  7. mantastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now Trying To Finish It

    My Usb Wireless Is Working Now, Im Just Not Able To Be Online Wireless What Do I Have To Do Now, What Do I Have To Change Or Setup In The Wireless Utility Or In The Network File? If Anyone Could Help That Would Be Great. Thanks...
     

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