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OSX 10.2.5 warning - USB problem
Old 21st April 2003
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OSX 10.2.5 warning - USB problem

The new build of OSX, 10.2.5, has a known problem in the USB configuration - the new USB drivers that come with 10.2.5 can cause kernel panics with certain hubs and peripherals.

Apple hasen't posted a fix for the solution just a work around. The problem lies with the file IOUSBFamily.kext which is updated to version 1.9.8 with OS 10.2.5. Downlaoding version 1.9.7 from the following link (the last file on the page, ignore the fact that it says 1.9.8) and replacing the new one in the System - Library - Extensions folder then restarting will fix the problem:


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Old 22nd April 2003
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What ever happened to "Plug in and Play"???

My claim to fame may end up as being known as the world's longest OS 9 user...
Old 22nd April 2003
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I'm at the end of my rag actually and may bring this whole OSX forum down. Just phoned up Jules and Alan and shouted at them to vent fraustration.
Old 24th April 2003
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Apple has seeded Mac OS X 10.2.6 6L51 to developers, indicating that another update will be arriving before we see Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)

The update is said to include the following:

Improved reliability for the following applications, services, and technologies: Address Book, Graphics, Printing, OpenGL, and PC Card and USB Hub compatibility.

USB kernal panic fixed, Unreal Tournament 2003 GeForce video improved compatibility and other minor fixes.
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