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2 sleep problems

Message #1 - Posted 2001/08/27 - Douglas Holley

I just got a G4 533MHz, 256MB and OS 9.1. I discovered 2 sleep problems.

First, if I remove the 'multiprocessing folder' from the extension file (I shouldn't need it since I only have 1 processor) I can't put my machine to sleep. I get a message that says "can't be put to sleep because system software is missing-reinstall system software".

Second, I ran the Software Update control panel and it said there was a GeForce Graphic Card software update so I updated that. Then when I tried to put my system to sleep it went to sleep without problem but when waking up I got an error message saying "your computer could not be put to sleep becasue it has a device installed which does not support sleep".

Are either of these problems fixable? Thanks for the help.

Doug

Message #2 - Posted 2001/08/27 - Charles Martin

Previously, Douglas Holley wrote:

I just got a G4 533MHz, 256MB and OS 9.1. I discovered 2 sleep problems.

First, if I remove the 'multiprocessing folder' from the extension file (I shouldn't need it since I only have 1 processor) I can't put my machine to sleep. I get a message that says "can't be put to sleep because system software is missing-reinstall system software".

"Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"
"Then don't do that!"

How do you classify this as a "problem?" The multiprocessing folder and libraries do more than just help with a second processor. Just leave it in there, it isn't hurting a thing.

Second, I ran the Software Update control panel and it said there was a GeForce Graphic Card software update so I updated that. Then when I tried to put my system to sleep it went to sleep without problem but when waking up I got an error message saying "your computer could not be put to sleep becasue it has a device installed which does not support sleep".

That would be your GeForce Graphic card.

Are either of these problems fixable? Thanks for the help.

Sort of. In the "Energy Saver" control panel you can adjust the settings to let just the monitor sleep, or just the hard drive sleep. But as for a way to put the entire computer into deep sleep, I think you'll have to wait till NVidia releases a better driver.

_Chas_
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Message #3 - Posted 2001/08/28 - Barry Twycross

Previously, Douglas Holley wrote:

I just got a G4 533MHz, 256MB and OS 9.1. I discovered 2 sleep problems.

First, if I remove the 'multiprocessing folder' from the extension file (I shouldn't need it since I only have 1 processor) I can't put my machine to sleep. I get a message that says "can't be put to sleep because system software is missing-reinstall system software".

Are either of these problems fixable?

Yes, put the multiprocessing folder back. You may have only one processor, but the Mac OS doesn't care. At its lowest level the OS runs as multiple processes, these processes are put on the available (1 or more) processors as available. Only one of these processes is the "blue task" which runs the applications.

That's multiprocessing, not multiprocessor.

Barry
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