[INFO] Mac OS Lion Novacom drivers

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brilldoctor

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If anyone has tried using WebOSQuickInstall you will know that the novacom drivers it tries to download fail on lion, so here are the drivers from the webos 3.0.2 SDK which should work (works on my late 2009 MacBook running lion) (use at own risk)
Download


Edit: before I get into trouble for these links I have decided to pull them. The best way to get them us via the webos sdk
 
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tfd1978

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Eventhough I found the Novacom driver installer inside the SDK package, and installed it just fine, still I get the same message from Webos Quick Installer (4.2.3) "No devices connected. Please connect a device to continue". My device is in Developer Mode (HP Pre 3). I've tried putting it in normal mode and back to dev mode again, same thing. I restarted my mac twice, same thing. Does anyone have any idea why is this happening? I tried the whole process on my brother's laptop (win xp professional), and works just fine. So, what am doing wrong?
 

brilldoctor

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Plug it in but don't put it in usb mode

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jayofdoom

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Here's a fix for the driver:

After a failed install...

vim `which start-novacom`

add an "F" after the -w... so the command looks now like:

sudo launchctl load -wF /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.palm.novacomd

then run start-novacom, and novacomd will load and things will work.
 

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    If anyone has tried using WebOSQuickInstall you will know that the novacom drivers it tries to download fail on lion, so here are the drivers from the webos 3.0.2 SDK which should work (works on my late 2009 MacBook running lion) (use at own risk)
    Download


    Edit: before I get into trouble for these links I have decided to pull them. The best way to get them us via the webos sdk
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    Hope this helps