[kismac] Re: Using Kismac with Wireless Driver

  • From: Ben Short <bshort@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 21:29:25 +1000

Hi mike.

You'll be sick of me ;) no useful information from system.log, however I grabbed this from console:

kextunload: unload kext /System/Library/Extensions/WirelessDriver.kext failed
kextunload: unload kext /System/Library/Extensions/WirelessDriver.kext failed
kextload: /Applications/KisMAC.app/Contents/Resources/MACJack.kext loaded successfully
kextunload: unload kext /Applications/KisMAC.app/Contents/Resources/MACJack.kext succeeded
kextload: extension /System/Library/Extensions/WirelessDriver.kext is already loaded

I can only imagine what joyous things that may be doing to the wirelessdriver ;) rebuilding the kext cache does
not help. I am thinking the actual machine crash is due to a wireless driver issue, as it crashed when I put the card in
again before a zombie wirelessdriver kext was unloaded.

Whatever the case is, it is not unloading the driver, I am guessing because it is "active" at the time (resource is busy
type of error). The only workaround I see atm is to not load wirelesconfig (causing the driver to load), but then that
remains untested, and in the end, I doubt will work.

Michael Rossberg wrote:


Cheers for that, unfortunately however the latest version does not seem to load the wirelessdriver back up,
which makes it require a reboot, and then upon shutting down for reboot, the system crashes.

I double checked the steps to make sure ;) getting it added to the bug tracker.

can anyone else confirm this? does the older version work? a copy of the system.log file would be cool. and how fast is your computer?
can you do a clean reboot then execute:
sudo /bin/rm /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
sudo /usr/sbin/kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions
and try again?


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