#2 Panther complains

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2004-09-01
2004-09-01
Anonymous
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After I've logged on to Panther .4, I get the following error dialog:

"The system extension /system/library/extensions/
BelkinF5U103Driver.kext was installed improperly and cannot be
used. Please try reinstalling it or contact the vendor for an
update."

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

-- Allan --

Discussion

  • Logged In: YES
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    One cause for this error message is incorrect permissions on the .kext.

    For proper installation

    1) the .kext must be installed in /System/Library/Extensions/, which you
    seem to have done

    2) the .kext (and all of its contents, since it is actually a directory) must
    belong to root (system) and group wheel.

    The command

    sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/
    BelkinF5U103Driver.kext

    should prompt you for the admin password, and then make the required
    change. (-R is important, to mark all of the contents with the proper
    permissions).

    3) you need to have the system recognize the newly installed kext. The
    easiest way is just to restart the OS. Apple says there is a way to do it
    without a reboot, but there seems to be a missing step in their
    description.

     
  • ateichman
    ateichman
    2004-09-24

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    Worked a treat! I figured the permissions part, but did not clue in that a
    .kext was a directory, and so needed to copy permissions inward.

     
  • ateichman
    ateichman
    2004-09-24

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=1114853

    Worked a treat! I figured the permissions part, but did not clue in that a
    .kext was a directory, and so needed to copy permissions inward.