soundflower (2ch)

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  1. gw0gvq macrumors 6502a

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    For some reason, I noticed the soundflower (2ch) driver in my sound preferences today. How do I delete it please only I've tried uninstalling it but can't. Dos anyone have any suggestions for me how to uninstall it please
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What version of OS X are you running? The answer depends on the version!

    There is the free AppCleaner.
     
  3. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought of APPCleaner but only the driver is in the sound preference . In answer to the first question, it's 10.11.6 EL Capitan
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I believe there is a kext file for soundflower in this folder you need to remove then reboot.

    Code:
    /System/Library/Extensions
     
  5. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is but I tried to delete it last night and got the error message , ' “SoundflowerSigned.kext” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by OS X.'
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Looks like they are using Yosemite and up kext signing to lock the file. Try this. command-r boot to recovery then in the Utilities menu launch Terminal and run the command below.

    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args=kext-dev-mode=1
    That will turn off kext signing protection. Now reboot to regular mode then delete the kext file.

    Then command-r boot back to recovery and in Terminal run this command to turn kext signing back on.

    Code:
    sudo nvram -d boot-args
    It would be a good idea to make a backup before you do this.
     
  7. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It didn't work . Thanks for trying . I put the command in terminal in utilities but it said, there was no such command as 'bash' which was the command that came up instead of my name. I tried entering it a second time and same thing . It was funny because I went into restore and instead of the El Capitan system I got it seemed to go to the original OSX which was Mavericks. Thanks again
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Ackkk! My bad. On El Capitan the command is different.

    Command-r boot to recovery then run this command in Terminal.

    Code:
    csrutil disable
    Then reboot and delete the kext file.

    Then boot back to recovery and run this to turn kext signing back on.

    Code:
    csrutil enable
     
  9. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still the same (never mind) thanks for trying . It doesn't seem to like those commands in terminal.th
     
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