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Beige G3 w/OS X won't wake up

Message #1 - Posted 2005/03/18 - Sofa Slug

After the Mac screensaver has activated and been on for about 20 minutes = or so, I usually can't wake up the system. The screensaver will continue = to "run" normally (using "Flurry"), or the display will freeze (using = "Beach", "Cosmos", or "Forest"). In all cases, I have to reboot to get = the machine to respond.=20

Is there a fix for this? ...maybe a third party screensaver or = something? (Zapped the PRAM, and OS X has been re-installed, but this = did not help).

System specs:

Beige G3 w/Power Logics G4 450 upgrade (running @ 433 MHz). OS X Jaguar (10.2.8, 6R73), w/ OS 9 on 2nd partition. Viewsonic A75f monitor.
Stock video card.
USB (and firewire) cards.
512 Mb memory.
Personality card: audio.

TIA,

-S

Message #2 - Posted 2005/03/19 - Joel Farris

Sofa Slug wrote:

After the Mac screensaver has activated and been on for about 20 minutes or so, I usually can't wake up the system. The screensaver will continue to "run" normally (using "Flurry"), or the display will freeze (using "Beach", "Cosmos", or "Forest"). In all cases, I have to reboot to get the machine to respond.

Is there a fix for this? ...maybe a third party screensaver or something? (Zapped the PRAM, and OS X has been re-installed, but this did not help).

System specs:

Beige G3 w/Power Logics G4 450 upgrade (running @ 433 MHz). OS X Jaguar (10.2.8, 6R73), w/ OS 9 on 2nd partition. Viewsonic A75f monitor.
Stock video card.
USB (and firewire) cards.
512 Mb memory.
Personality card: audio.

TIA,

-S

Do you by any chance have an unregistered shareware program installed? I've seen a couple of instances where a "purchase me now" message interrupted the release of the Apple screensaver.

Joel Farris | AIM: FarrisJoel

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/03/19 - Sofa Slug

"Joel Farris" <this.is.not@valid.address> wrote :

Sofa Slug wrote:

After the screensaver has activated, I usually can't wake up the =

system.=20

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Is there a fix for this? ...

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=20

Do you by any chance have an unregistered shareware program installed? =

I've=20

seen a couple of instances where a "purchase me now" message =

interrupted=20

the release of the Apple screensaver.
--=20
Joel Farris

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No... all the programs on the machine are commercial versions.

Thanks,

-S

Message #4 - Posted 2005/03/19 - Isaac Wingfield

Previously, Sofa Slug wrote:

After the Mac screensaver has activated and been on for about 20 minutes or so, I usually can't wake up the system. The screensaver will continue to "run" normally (using "Flurry"), or the display will freeze (using "Beach", "Cosmos", or "Forest"). In all cases, I have to reboot to get the machine to respond.

Happens to me, too, from time to time, on the same hardware, but with OS9. No clue what makes it happen.

Isaac

Message #5 - Posted 2005/03/21 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Sofa Slug wrote:

After the Mac screensaver has activated and been on for about 20 minutes or so, I usually can't wake up the system. The screensaver will continue to "run" normally (using "Flurry"), or the display will freeze (using "Beach", "Cosmos", or "Forest"). In all cases, I have to reboot to get the machine to respond.

Is there a fix for this? ...maybe a third party screensaver or something? (Zapped the PRAM, and OS X has been re-installed, but this did not help).

System specs:

Beige G3 w/Power Logics G4 450 upgrade (running @ 433 MHz). OS X Jaguar (10.2.8, 6R73), w/ OS 9 on 2nd partition. Viewsonic A75f monitor.
Stock video card.
USB (and firewire) cards.
512 Mb memory.
Personality card: audio.

TIA,

-S

Macfixit reported that for some people the cause was setting the Energy Saver to "Never". Setting the Energy Saver to a specific time prevented the coma.

Cathy

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

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

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