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USB 3.0 - 10.5.8 - on PowerPC G5 - Universal Driver Description
- Personwho helps solve this problems – will be mailed a USB 3.0 PCI Sonnet Card –Mac OS X version
Card in Question: SonnetAllegro USB 3.0 PCIe
Problem: I have a Lacie USB 3.0 External HardDrive. I have a Power Macintosh G52.5 Ghz Quad Core Computer with several extra PCI Express slots. I purchased a USB 3.0 card slot hopingthat it would be able to run on 10.5.8. Now I know the site says that it only supports 10.6 and later, but Ichose this PCIe card for a special reason. After downloading the drivers from Lacie, CalDigit, etc. –the achieve extract of the content package was a .kext file that was universalnot Intel – this gave me hope that with some adjustment the PowerPC platformwould be able to operate this PCIe card.
Steps I took to make it work:
I attempted to run the installer that came withthe application / driver, however, when it started the post install script itfailed with a message to contact the software manufacturer for support. The contents of the post install scriptare as follows:
echo "source package path: $1"
echo "package destination: $2"
echo "mount point of dest: $3"
echo "installer framework: $4"
/usr/sbin/chown -R root:wheel"$2"/SXHCD.kext
I then tried to place the .kext file into thesystem extensions folder, however, when I rebooted the computer system the amessaged popped up saying that the “SVHCD.kext” file was installed improperlyand to re-install the application or contact the software provider.
I’m not sure what else to do andsince the USB .kext files such as iousbfamily, etc. (the other dependencies thedriver depends on list 6 other USB dependencies, I didn’t want to touch themall – as I did not know what I was touching.)
Is there something I can alter inthe post install script to make the driver install? Let me know any thoughts. As I said above – the person who helps me solve this willget one of these cards as a prize. Hope we can bring USB 3.0 to Leopard and the much under loved andappreciate Power Macintosh G5 systems. My G5 computer runs great and still has many years of use left.
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