Installing kernel extensions?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Pants Dragon, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

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    I'd like to install the SpeedIt kernel extension, which doesn't come with an installer. When it comes to unix, I'm an idiot, I know nothing. So how do I go about installing it? The "read me" included simply included 4 commands:

    chmod -R 755 speedit.kext
    chown -R root:wheel speedit.kext
    kextload speedit.kext
    sync;sync;sync


    I did this from the Terminal start up and of course, it said I couldn't as I'm not root. So, I logged in as root, but now I can't seem to get to the right directory. I try using the first command and it tells me it can't find that directory. Help?
     
  2. Transeau macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    Alta Loma, CA
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    Don't bother. It doesn't work.

    Use Hardware Monitor to watch the CPU temp and the core speed.
     

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  3. Pants Dragon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hardware Monitor is a sham. Or, a nicer way of saying it is I'm not willing to pay money for what it offers. I got the kernel extension installed myself, after a little messing around. It only gives one temp, which is pretty lame but oh well. I'll wait for iStat Pro to include it's own sensors.
     

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