wallstreet dark on startup & wakeup w/ 10.2.8

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

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

    Clark Martin
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  5. 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
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    roastbusters / Echolink 118451
    d-o-t----o-r-g / San Antonio NM

  6. 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

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