Installing kernel extensions?

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

  1. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    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

    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


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    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

    Nov 8, 2006
    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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