Disabling Drivers/.kext files

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by FattyMembrane, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    I'm wondering if it's safe to disable drivers in the /system/library/extensions folder that my computer does not use. my little imac does not have a radeon or nvidia card (although i wish it did) and i wanted to know if removing these files would
    A. free up some system resources
    B. be safe
    C. Be more trouble than it's worth
  2. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    I have done it but...

    I would make a back up first before you do it. I tryied to make a extra slim OS X partiton that I was planning on making into a bootable CD-R (but failed) I had to re-install the OS a few times because I cut it back too much and it would panic at boot. I would only do it if you had an extra OS that you can boot off of and go back and recover. I have a partion with an OS on it just for that reason, so if i screw something up, I can just boot off the other drive and fix it.


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