No idea how to edit kernel...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Coldsnap0, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Coldsnap0 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    So i wanted to change one part of my OS X kernel, but after eiditing it it says "Cannot save, access denied". so i clicked Get Info and changed it so i can Read and Write, but i still can't save.

    It's a .plist file
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Dare I say...

    If you know enough to edit "the kernel", you should know how to make sure it gets saved correctly?

    Not helpful, I know.

    But you do have a very good reason for doing this, ya? And you're not using a Text editor in the GUI to do it, right?
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    which plist file? the kernel is "mac_kernel" in /.

    do you know how to use XCode or know what these commands mean?

    cd /
    sudo nano mach_kernel
    if so then use them :) if not dont touch the thing.
  4. Coldsnap0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    i just wanted to change the default fan settings for my powerbook g4 by a few degrees.

    and im simply copy and pasting from someone else.

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