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Universal Control won't work on Yosemite Mac OS X 10.10, what do I do to fix this?

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asked May 28, 2015 in Classic Mixers by AlexTinsley (695,300 points)
When trying to install Universal Control on Yosemite, I am blocked saying the software can't be installed. How do I fix this?

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answered May 28, 2015 by AlexTinsley (695,300 points)
 
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite has new code-signing requirements which prevent the older firewire audio driver in Universal Control and Universal Control AI from loading. You can temporarily disable Yosemite's kernel extension code-signing checks to allow the older firewire driver versions to load.

*NOTE: Because this workaround involves disabling a built-in OSX security measure, users should consider performing this workaround at their own risk, and assume all liability for having these security measure disabled. PreSonus can not take any responsibility for any problems caused by users entering commands manually via the Terminal application.


1.) Open the Terminal application
2.) Type the following: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1"
3.) Press the return key and enter your admin password
4.) Restart the computer


*NOTE: Apple added this new kernel extension code-signing requirement as an added security measure, so this workaround should only be a temporary measure. Users should use caution when installing other third-party drivers with this security measure disabled. Once you are able to use an updated driver, you will want to revert this change.


To re-enable the kernel extension code-signing checks:

1.) Open the Terminal application
2.) Type the following: sudo nvram -d boot-args
3.) Press the return key and enter your admin password
4.) Restart the computer

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