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Anyone else having problems keeping their machines asleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/04/26 -

First of all, this problem only seems to have started since I installed the Bluetooth 1.0.2 and 1.1 Firmware updates. (And yes, "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" is off in Bluetooth preferences). Not to say that they definitely caused it, but I certainly didn't notice this until after I'd installed those updates.

I've got a 1.33GHz 17" PowerBook, 1GB RAM, 10.3.3, all the latest updates, MS Bluetooth Intellimouse. I just put the machine to sleep by closing the lid, and lately when I've been doing this, it'll go to sleep for a few seconds, then I hear the computer try to access the DVD drive, even though there's nothing in it, and it'll wake back up. However, it doesn't wake up entirely...I can hear the fan and HD going and the sleep light isn't on, but the screen is black, and nothing I do can get it back again. I've tried SSH'ing in from another machine, but I can't connect at all. The only way to recover is to hard restart. It doesn't happen 100% of the time, either.

I originally thought it was because I had a DVD in the drive (I had been watching series 4 of Red Dwarf and just left the disc in the computer), and the first few times I tried it without the disc in, it went to sleep fine. But I closed the lid last night, without any disc in, and it did the same thing. It's driving me nuts!

Any thoughts?

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/04/26 - Mathue

Previously, VirtualWolf wrote:

I've got a 1.33GHz 17" PowerBook, 1GB RAM, 10.3.3, all the latest updates, MS Bluetooth Intellimouse. I just put the machine to sleep by closing the lid, and lately when I've been doing this, it'll go to sleep for a few seconds, then I hear the computer try to access the DVD drive, even though there's nothing in it, and it'll wake back up. However, it doesn't wake up entirely...I can hear the fan and HD going and the sleep light isn't on, but the screen is black, and nothing I do can get it back again. I've tried SSH'ing in from another machine, but I can't connect at all. The only way to recover is to hard restart. It doesn't happen 100% of the time, either.

I have almost those very symptoms on my desktop! Good, I was wondering if it was simply me.

It's not every time though.

I sleep the machine, the disks park but don't spin down, the display shuts off but the USB buss appears to still be powered. At this point it's not recoverable as SSH'ing or Apple remote desktop will not connect. Hard reboot is needed.

MT - Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/04/27 - Burt Johnson

Mathue wrote:

I have almost those very symptoms on my desktop! Good, I was wondering if it was simply me.

It's not every time though.

I sleep the machine, the disks park but don't spin down, the display shuts off but the USB buss appears to still be powered. At this point it's not recoverable as SSH'ing or Apple remote desktop will not connect. Hard reboot is needed.

hmmm... My desktop often won't go to sleep. I make no specific effort to sleep it, just expect it to do so 30 minutes after last being used.

This worked everytime up till a couple months ago. Now I frequently find it takes many hours till it sleeps. Occasionally I will find it still awake the next morning, though usually it finally gets to sleep sometime in the night.

- Burt Johnson
MindStorm, Inc.
http://www.mindstorm-inc.com/software.html

Message #4 - Posted 2004/04/28 - LMWB

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 18:37:20 +0100, Burt Johnson wrote
(in message <1gcwcwq.w8c22r16bevggN%burt@mindstorm-inc.com>):

Mathue wrote:

I have almost those very symptoms on my desktop! Good, I was wondering if it was simply me.

It's not every time though.

I sleep the machine, the disks park but don't spin down, the display shuts off but the USB buss appears to still be powered. At this point it's not recoverable as SSH'ing or Apple remote desktop will not connect. Hard reboot is needed.

hmmm... My desktop often won't go to sleep. I make no specific effort to sleep it, just expect it to do so 30 minutes after last being used.

This worked everytime up till a couple months ago. Now I frequently find it takes many hours till it sleeps. Occasionally I will find it still awake the next morning, though usually it finally gets to sleep sometime in the night.

Look at this...

.. Some user have reported intermittent problems with getting their Mac to go into a normal sleep mode.

The solution is to open the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences and uncheck the "receive faxes on this computer" box. Having fax reception enabled prevents your Macinosh from going into sleep mode normally.

LMWB.

Message #5 - Posted 2004/05/01 - Burt Johnson

LMWB wrote:

Look at this...

.. Some user have reported intermittent problems with getting their Mac to go into a normal sleep mode.

The solution is to open the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences and uncheck the "receive faxes on this computer" box. Having fax reception enabled prevents your Macinosh from going into sleep mode normally.

Good thought, but I just checked and it was already off. That was one of my initial settings when I first went to OS X, since I have a physical fax machine for business purposes.

- Burt Johnson
MindStorm, Inc.
http://www.mindstorm-inc.com/software.html

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