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wallstreet dark on startup & wakeup w/ 10.2.8

Message #1 - Posted 2004/12/17 - Eric Bear Albrecht

Wallstreet, 10.2.8, two darkness problems:
1. On startup (it didn't do this with original 10.2) after a point early in the booting up, it futzes with the screen, and since the update to 10.2.8 the illumination is off from that point on, and stays off until booting is just about complete and I poke the brightness rocker button. Then it comes on.
2. If I put it to sleep the illumination stays off, period.

Clues? TIA

soupnuts / Eric Bear Albrecht
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roastbusters / Echolink 118451
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Message #2 - Posted 2004/12/18 - John Johnson

Previously, Eric Bear Albrecht wrote:

Wallstreet, 10.2.8, two darkness problems:
1. On startup (it didn't do this with original 10.2) after a point early in the booting up, it futzes with the screen, and since the update to 10.2.8 the illumination is off from that point on, and stays off until booting is just about complete and I poke the brightness rocker button. Then it comes on.
2. If I put it to sleep the illumination stays off, period.

Clues? TIA

Have you searched the archives of '...portables'? I think this issue has been discussed.

Later.
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Message #3 - Posted 2004/12/19 - Russell Sheptak

Previously, Eric Bear Albrecht wrote:

Wallstreet, 10.2.8, two darkness problems:
1. On startup (it didn't do this with original 10.2) after a point early in the booting up, it futzes with the screen, and since the update to 10.2.8 the illumination is off from that point on, and stays off until booting is just about complete and I poke the brightness rocker button. Then it comes on.
2. If I put it to sleep the illumination stays off, period.

Clues? TIA

First off, reset your PMU and see if that clears up the problem. It cleared up the problem when my wallstreet exhibited the same behavior.

rus

Message #4 - Posted 2004/12/20 - Clark Martin

Previously, Eric Bear Albrecht wrote:

Wallstreet, 10.2.8, two darkness problems:
1. On startup (it didn't do this with original 10.2) after a point early in the booting up, it futzes with the screen, and since the update to 10.2.8 the illumination is off from that point on, and stays off until booting is just about complete and I poke the brightness rocker button. Then it comes on.
2. If I put it to sleep the illumination stays off, period.

Clues? TIA

It's a known problem. Reboot into OS 9, sleep the computer then reboot into X.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

Message #5 - Posted 2004/12/20 - Eric Bear Albrecht

Clark Martin wrote:

Previously, Eric Bear Albrecht wrote:

Wallstreet, 10.2.8, two darkness problems:
1. On startup (it didn't do this with original 10.2) after a point early in the booting up, it futzes with the screen, and since the update to 10.2.8 the illumination is off from that point on, and stays off until booting is just about complete and I poke the brightness rocker button. Then it comes on.
2. If I put it to sleep the illumination stays off, period.

Clues? TIA

It's a known problem. Reboot into OS 9, sleep the computer then reboot into X.

Cool. That did it -- sorta. In 9 when I put it to sleep and then woke it up, it was catatonic: the lights came on but that's all. So I spragged it (ctrl-cmd-start) and then zapped (opt-cmd-P-R) when it came up, and that took care of both 9 and X sleep, as well as the lighting up on boot.

BTW 'PMU' is not in X help. So maybe there's a method in X but I'm still in the dark about that approach.

There are other oddities but a fresh post for them. OK, oddities, line up in alphabetical order by height.

;B

soupnuts / Eric Bear Albrecht
xxxxx \ at / W5VZB
roastbusters / Echolink 118451
d-o-t----o-r-g / San Antonio NM

Message #6 - Posted 2004/12/20 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Eric Bear Albrecht wrote:

Clark Martin wrote:

Previously, Eric Bear Albrecht wrote:

Wallstreet, 10.2.8, two darkness problems:
1. On startup (it didn't do this with original 10.2) after a point early in the booting up, it futzes with the screen, and since the update to 10.2.8 the illumination is off from that point on, and stays off until booting is just about complete and I poke the brightness rocker button. Then it comes on.
2. If I put it to sleep the illumination stays off, period.

Clues? TIA

It's a known problem. Reboot into OS 9, sleep the computer then reboot into X.

Cool. That did it -- sorta. In 9 when I put it to sleep and then woke it up, it was catatonic: the lights came on but that's all. So I spragged it (ctrl-cmd-start) and then zapped (opt-cmd-P-R) when it came up, and that took care of both 9 and X sleep, as well as the lighting up on boot.

BTW 'PMU' is not in X help. So maybe there's a method in X but I'm still in the dark about that approach.

Put "reset PMU" in the search box at Apple support. It's a useful troubleshooting procedure to know but is done differently on the different PB models.

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@invalidsonic.net

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