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Poseidon Z driver for Mac OS X 10.10+

Mac OS X Poseidon driver

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brandonchang

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Hello everyone,

 

This is not a driver request post. This is an actual driver release/testing post.

 

As some of you might know, TtEsports Poseidon Z keyboard does not work properly on Mac OS X. Symptoms like typing "e" generates "e ", pressing "tab" results in nothing are seen under Mac OS X. I programmed an in-kernel driver for Poseidon Z keyboard to replace the stock IOUSBHIDDriver.kext generic USB keyboard driver for Poseidon keyboard.

 

This driver currently only supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It's not because it uses any new features of Yosemite. It simply because I have upgraded all my Macintoshes and Hackintoshes to 10.10. I have no testing environment for older Mac OS X systems.

 

This driver only drives Poseidon Z keyboard, even though its name is misleading (TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext). In other works, vendor ID 0x566, product ID 0x3067.

 

To install the driver, I recommend to use Kext Utility.app, which I already include in the download package. Please download the driver package at http://cl.ly/2u2m230...6441.1388556674first.

 

Please unpack the package, you will find three components: TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext, Kext Utility.app and IORegistryExplorer.app. Follow the steps below to install.

0. Disable the check of driver signatures by using the command below in Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app

sudo nvram boot-args=kext-dev-mode=1 

It's worth mentioning that this command will need to be rerun after whenever you issue an nvram clear (i.e., Command+Option+P+R during booting). A more permanent solution is editing /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist.

Please restart your Mac after this step.

1. Drag "Kext Utility.app" to your Applications folder, and launch it.

2. Type in your login password, and wait until it's done with its work.

3. Drag TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext into the window of Kext Utility, and type in your password again. Wait until it's done.

4. Replug in your Poseidon Z keyboard. If it still doesn't work, reboot your Mac and plug in your keyboard.

 

If your keyboard still doesn't work after the steps above, please launch "IORegistryExplorer.app" and search for "TtEsports". If you cannot find the driver like what is shown on the screenshot, then the driver doesn't work for you, please reply this post.

 

FYI, I'm using a blue switch Poseidon Z.

 

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More to say, in case of a system crash (which should never happen because I've fully tested), please do the following:

1. Unplug the keyboard and restart the machine.

2. When asked for sending the report to Apple, please choose to take a look at the report details, and post the report to this thread instead. (Apple knows nothing about my driver.)

3. Remove /System/Library/Extensions/TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext (you will be asked for login password).

4. Run Kext Utility.app to rebuild the kernel cache.



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I would first like to say, thank you for trying to fix this problem. I bought the Poseidon Z at a shop that doesn't accept refunds, so I was incredibly disappointed when the keyboard didn't work on my iMac (21.5-in with Yosemite) properly.

 

Unfortunately, I've followed all your steps on how to install and use Kext Utility.app , and it didn't work for me. I launched IORegistryExplorer.app and searched for TtEsports , but I didn't find the driver.

 

If you have any questions or ways to help me and potentially other people who also have this problem, please do so.



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I would first like to say, thank you for trying to fix this problem. I bought the Poseidon Z at a shop that doesn't accept refunds, so I was incredibly disappointed when the keyboard didn't work on my iMac (21.5-in with Yosemite) properly.

 

Unfortunately, I've followed all your steps on how to install and use Kext Utility.app , and it didn't work for me. I launched IORegistryExplorer.app and searched for TtEsports , but I didn't find the driver.

 

If you have any questions or ways to help me and potentially other people who also have this problem, please do so.

 

Hello, after a review of my write up, I found a missing step.

Please refer to step 0 in the first post.

You will need to redo all the following steps to get it working. Sorry about the missing step.

Let me know if things work for you or not.



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After following all the steps (0-4), my Poseidon Z keyboard finally works! I would just like to add that I had to restart my iMac in order for the terminal command to work. And the keyboard was finally functioning properly after I restarted my computer in step 4.

 

Excellent job on fixing this issue. You saved me 700 HKD, since I don't have a Windows computer of my own.



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Wow I am blown away. Great initiative!


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Wow, really nice job, thanks for your info to all of our fans :)


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Hi brandonchang

Can we use your method to post on our office webpage and share to everyone who are using POSEIDON Z keyboard but wants to use on MAC?

We needs your authorize to post it, thanks!


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After following all the steps (0-4), my Poseidon Z keyboard finally works! I would just like to add that I had to restart my iMac in order for the terminal command to work. And the keyboard was finally functioning properly after I restarted my computer in step 4.

 

Excellent job on fixing this issue. You saved me 700 HKD, since I don't have a Windows computer of my own.

I'm glad to know it works for you. And thanks for your feedback, I've added the rebooting to step 0.



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Hi brandonchang

Can we use your method to post on our office webpage and share to everyone who are using POSEIDON Z keyboard but wants to use on MAC?

We needs your authorize to post it, thanks!

 

Yes, sure.



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It took 3 times through your list of directions to get it working but it does indeed work on my 2014 rMBP.

 

I noticed you are a new user to the forum (like myself). I do hope that Themaltake is vetting your driver.

 

Anyway, thank you very much. The keyboard now works as intended.


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Yes, sure.

Hi @brandonchang,

 

I know you mentioned this driver is for Yosemite, however I am still on Mavericks and not in a position to upgrade.

 

I followed the steps you mentioned but it didn't work for me. I followed the steps you mentioned and didn't see any error message with kExt utility. Is there any way to debug this or anything else I can do to make the keyboard work ?

 

Symptoms I am seeing: Backspace/spacebar and some of the other keys aren't working.



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Hi @brandonchang,

 

I know you mentioned this driver is for Yosemite, however I am still on Mavericks and not in a position to upgrade.

 

I followed the steps you mentioned but it didn't work for me. I followed the steps you mentioned and didn't see any error message with kExt utility. Is there any way to debug this or anything else I can do to make the keyboard work ?

 

Symptoms I am seeing: Backspace/spacebar and some of the other keys aren't working.

 

As I mentioned, I forced the driver not to load on OS X prior than 10.10. I'm lack of legacy testing platform, and I cannot release something without testing.



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How about you lower the level to Mavericks, and I'll be happy to test it out for you ?

 

So far, in the logs of kext utility, I didn't see anything otherwise.



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How about you lower the level to Mavericks, and I'll be happy to test it out for you ?

 

So far, in the logs of kext utility, I didn't see anything otherwise.

You need to give me the output the command below, and I will create a Info.plist for you to replace inside the driver package.

kextstat | grep IOUSBHIDDriver

However, remember this thing will be inside Mac OS X kernel. Any small error/incompatibility will crash the whole system. If that happens, you will need to go to post #2 to remove the driver.



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kextstat | grep IOUSBHIDDriver

   54    3 0xffffff7f80e3e000 0x9000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (660.4.0) <34 29 5 4 3 1>

 

This is without keyboard connected. Do you want me to connect the keyboard and run it again ? Also, if it's more convenient, we can use github ?



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kextstat | grep IOUSBHIDDriver

   54    3 0xffffff7f80e3e000 0x9000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (660.4.0) <34 29 5 4 3 1>

 

This is without keyboard connected. Do you want me to connect the keyboard and run it again ? Also, if it's more convenient, we can use github ?

 

Please try replacing the Info.plist of the driver with the one here: http://cl.ly/3n1x2L0...6441.1388556674

TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext/Contents/Info.plist

If TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext exists under /System/Library/Extensions/, you can simply replace the file at that location. Otherwise, you will need to replace the plist inside the driver package and redo the steps in post #1. Remember to restart your machine.



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Copying Info.plist in /System/Library/Extensions/TtEsportsUSBHIDDriver.kext/Contents/ followed by a restart did work for me. (For anyone else reading this, I needed to copy using sudo)

 

Thanks @brandonchang



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Hi @brandonchang

 

Mine is Poseidon ZX and I have the same problems.

I have done all the 0-4 steps but the problems still there.  e -->'e '

 

Any update? thank you!



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   73    1 0xffffff7f81190000 0x9000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (705.4.0) <38 31 5 4 3 1>







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