kernel extensions

  1. L

    2014 iMac Kernel Panic Troubleshooting

    Hi Friends, I wanted to consult the wisdom in these threads and the kindness of our user community for an about-daily kernel panic I am seeing with my 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014 iMac using all OEM internal hardware (no third-party RAM upgrades, etc.) since upgrading to Catalina, which has not...
  2. ernestostifano

    Mac Shuts Down After Boot Logo

    Hi everyone! This is the thing... MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Multiple Partitions (macOS Mavericks, macOS Catalina, Windows 10, Linux) My SSD disk has a pure GUID partition map, al operative systems are installed in pure EFI mode. No MBR. Everything worked fine until I updated...
  3. applCore

    macOS 10.15 Catalina: What's new at the KERNEL level?

    What has everyone seen at the kernel level that's new? Apple has forgotten for a long time (according to various Apple "core OS" engineer buddies) that the kernel and core OS innovations are important. We're at a point now where Linux (kernel) has surpassed Apple in this area (as of about 10...
  4. D

    Can I delete useless.kext files?

    I was recently having some problems with Kernel_Task eating up huge chunks of my CPU cycles, and stopped off here looking for a solution. A very recommended solution I found was to delete some .plist files with my Mac's identifying number on them. As I wove my way through the file system...
  5. Jamesbrssa

    Water in mac, Working but a problem to troubleshoot

    Hi, So yes sadly after using my 100% working macbook pro 6 years it finally happened. Water went into it... Here the story: Glass of water(beer) fall on mac. I grab it fast as I can , flip it upside down (keyboard facing the floor) , shut it down, unplug and wipe the excess water.v Then I...
  6. Avenged110

    Permanently load kext?

    I'm not particularly knowledgeable with the command line or privy to kext functionality in macOS. I'm currently using Turbo Boost Switcher (a GUI for loading an extension that toggles turbo boost) and since FileVault is enabled, it prompts me for my admin password every time my MacBook sleeps...