Incompatible Kext Files?

Michaelgtrusa

macrumors 604
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Oct 13, 2008
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Kext concern,


I have decided to post a list of all the kext files in hd/sys/lib/exten and i'm wondering if some will know if they should be deleted do to some incompatibility. Here is the list. I suspect that some are very old.


Accusys6xxxx.kext
acfs.kext
acfsctl.kext
ALF.kext
Apple_iSight.kext
Apple16X50Serial.kext
AppleACPIPlatform.kext
AppleAHCIPort.kext
AppleAPIC.kext
AppleAVBAudio.kext
AppleBacklight.kext
AppleBacklightExpert.kext
AppleBluetoothMultitouch.kext
AppleBMC.kext
AppleEFIRuntime.kext
AppleFileSystemDriver.kext
AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless.kext
AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib.kext
AppleFWAudio.kext
AppleGraphicsControl.kext
AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext
AppleHDA.kext
AppleHIDKeyboard.kext
AppleHIDMouse.kext
AppleHPET.kext
AppleHWSensor.kext
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext
AppleIntelGMA950.kext
AppleIntelGMA950GA.plugin
AppleIntelGMA950GLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelGMA950VADriver.bundle
AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext
AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext
AppleIntelGMAX3100GA.plugin
AppleIntelGMAX3100GLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelGMAX3100VADriver.bundle
AppleIntelHD3000Graphics.kext
AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGA.plugin
AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsVADriver.bundle
AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin
AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle
AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext
AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle
AppleIRController.kext
AppleKeyStore.kext
AppleKeyswitch.kext
AppleLPC.kext
AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext
AppleMatch.kext
AppleMCCSControl.kext
AppleMCEDriver.kext
AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext
AppleMIDIFWDriver.plugin
AppleMIDIIACDriver.plugin
AppleMIDIRTPDriver.plugin
AppleMIDIUSBDriver.plugin
AppleMikeyHIDDriver.kext
AppleMobileDevice.kext
AppleMultitouchDriver.kext
ApplePlatformEnabler.kext
AppleRAID.kext
AppleRAIDCard.kext
AppleRTC.kext
AppleSDXC.kext
AppleSEP.kext
AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext
AppleSMBIOS.kext
AppleSMBusController.kext
AppleSMBusPCI.kext
AppleSMC.kext
AppleSMCLMU.kext
AppleSRP.kext
AppleStorageDrivers.kext
AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kext
AppleThunderboltEDMService.kext
AppleThunderboltNHI.kext
AppleThunderboltPCIAdapters.kext
AppleThunderboltUTDM.kext
AppleTyMCEDriver.kext
AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext
AppleUSBAudio.kext
AppleUSBDisplays.kext
AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext
AppleUSBMultitouch.kext
AppleUSBTopCase.kext
AppleVADriver.bundle
AppleWWANAutoEject.kext
AppleXsanFilter.kext
ATI1300Controller.kext
ATI1600Controller.kext
ATI1900Controller.kext
ATI2400Controller.kext
ATI2600Controller.kext
ATI3800Controller.kext
ATI4600Controller.kext
ATI4800Controller.kext
ATI5000Controller.kext
ATI6000Controller.kext
ATIFramebuffer.kext
ATIRadeonX1000.kext
ATIRadeonX1000GA.plugin
ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver.bundle
ATIRadeonX1000VADriver.bundle
ATIRadeonX2000.kext
ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin
ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle
ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle
ATIRadeonX3000.kext
ATIRadeonX3000GA.plugin
ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
ATIRadeonX3000VADriver.bundle
ATISupport.kext
ATTOCelerityFC.kext
ATTOCelerityFC8.kext
ATTOExpressPCI4.kext
ATTOExpressSASHBA.kext
ATTOExpressSASHBA2.kext
ATTOExpressSASRAID.kext
ATTOExpressSASRAID2.kext
ATTORAID_OS10.kext
AudioAUUC.kext
AudioIPCDriver.kext
AuthenticationSupport.plugin
AuthenticationSupportEnabler.plugin
autofs.kext
BJUSBLoad.kext
BootCache.kext
CalDigitHDProDrv.kext
cd9660.kext
cddafs.kext
CellPhoneHelper.kext
CoreStorage.kext
CUDA.kext
DeckLink_Driver.kext
DeckLinkHD_Driver.kext
DigiDal.kext
DigidesignFireWireAudio.kext
DigidesignMbox2.kext
DigidesignMbox2Boot.kext
DigiIO.kext
Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext
DSACL.ppp
DSAuth.ppp
DVFamily.bundle
EAP-KRB.ppp
EAP-RSA.ppp
EAP-TLS.ppp
exfat.kext
GeForce.kext
GeForce7xxx.kext
GeForce7xxxGA.plugin
GeForce7xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForce7xxxVADriver.bundle
GeForceGA.plugin
GeForceGLDriver.bundle
GeForceVADriver.bundle
HighPointIOP.kext
HighPointRR.kext
HighPointRR644.kext
hp_designjet_series.kext
hp_Deskjet_io_enabler.kext
hp_Inkjet_io_enabler.kext
hp_Inkjet1_io_enabler.kext
hp_Inkjet3_io_enabler.kext
hp_Inkjet4_io_enabler.kext
hp_Inkjet5_io_enabler.kext
hp_Inkjet8_io_enabler.kext
hp_io_printerclassdriver_enabler.kext
hp_Laserjet_io_enabler.kext
hp_Officejet_io_enabler.kext
hp_Photosmart_io_enabler.kext
hp_PhotosmartPro_io_enabler.kext
hp_qc_io_enabler.kext
iavkfs.kext
IO80211Family.kext
IOACPIFamily.kext
IOAHCIFamily.kext
IOATAFamily.kext
IOAudio2Family.kext
IOAudioFamily.kext
IOAVBFamily.kext
IOBDStorageFamily.kext
IOBluetoothFamily.kext
IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext
IOCDStorageFamily.kext
IODVDStorageFamily.kext
IOFireWireAVC.kext
IOFireWireFamily.kext
IOFireWireIP.kext
IOFireWireSBP2.kext
IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport.kext
IOGraphicsFamily.kext
IOHDIXController.kext
IOHIDFamily.kext
IONDRVSupport.kext
IONetworkingFamily.kext
IOPCIFamily.kext
IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext
IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily.kext
IOSCSIParallelFamily.kext
IOSerialFamily.kext
IOSMBusFamily.kext
IOStorageFamily.kext
IOStreamFamily.kext
IOSurface.kext
IOThunderboltFamily.kext
IOTimeSyncFamily.kext
IOUSBFamily.kext
IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext
IOUserEthernet.kext
IOVideoFamily.kext
iPodDriver.kext
JMicronATA.kext
L2TP.ppp
LexmarkUSBMerge.kext
mcxalr.kext
MonitorControl_drv.kext
msdosfs.kext
ntfs.kext
NVDAGF100Hal.kext
NVDANV40HalG7xxx.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext
NVDAResman.kext
NVDAResmanG7xxx.kext
NVSMU.kext
OlympusDSCDriver.kext
OlympusDSCSCSIDriver.kext
OSvKernDSPLib.kext
PACESupportFamily.kext
PPP.kext
PPPoE.ppp
PPPSerial.ppp
PPTP.ppp
PromiseSTEX.kext
Quarantine.kext
Radius.ppp
Sandbox.kext
SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext
SMARTLib.plugin
smbfs.kext
SMCMotionSensor.kext
SoftRAID.kext
sony_prs.kext
System.kext
TMSafetyNet.kext
triggers.kext
udf.kext
webcontentfilter.kext
webdav_fs.kext
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
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There is not enough information in what you provided. Are you getting an error? If so posting the actual error might help resolve the issue.

If you're looking to clean up? Be very careful in there, you could "break" the OS by deleting the wrong one(s).
 

Michaelgtrusa

macrumors 604
Original poster
Oct 13, 2008
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There is not enough information in what you provided. Are you getting an error? If so posting the actual error might help resolve the issue.

If you're looking to clean up? Be very careful in there, you could "break" the OS by deleting the wrong one(s).
No i'm not seeing error messages nor will I delete any files in that folder. I was just wondering if any of these kext files should be there.
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,089
4
Sol III - Terra
No i'm not seeing error messages nor will I delete any files in that folder. I was just wondering if any of these kext files should be there.
Most of them (if not all) should be there. If they weren't, the system wouldn't work.

It sounds like you're looking for a problem where there isn't one. So, let me give you a thought...

"If it isn't broken, don't fix it."
 

adnbek

macrumors 68000
Oct 22, 2011
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Montreal, Quebec
But don't delete the ones that aren't loaded or you could find something broken later on.
Oh of course. don't delete anything. I'm just pointing out that although the list of extensions is huge, only a fraction of them are loaded based on your hardware configuration (and installed software in some cases) so the OP shouldn't worry that there are so many in the S/L/E folder.
 

Michaelgtrusa

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Oct 13, 2008
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Oh of course. don't delete anything. I'm just pointing out that although the list of extensions is huge, only a fraction of them are loaded based on your hardware configuration (and installed software in some cases) so the OP shouldn't worry that there are so many in the S/L/E folder.


Thanks for the replies. I will not delete a single kext file.