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disabling sleep mode in 12" ibook

Message #1 - Posted 2004/03/13 - Laurel Thomason

Hi,

I want to use my recently purchased 12" ibook to play mp3s and do a little wifi sniffing while I commute. It would be nice to be able to turn off the screen yet leave the cpu running on a one hour timer so that the screen isn't bouncing around as I navigate our rutted roads. Is there a utility or hack to do this? I am running panther.

Message #2 - Posted 2004/03/13 - Dieter Fritz

Am 13.03.2004 18:58 Uhr schrieb Laurel Thomason:

Hi,

I want to use my recently purchased 12" ibook to play mp3s and do a little wifi sniffing while I commute. It would be nice to be able to turn off the screen yet leave the cpu running on a one hour timer so that the screen isn't bouncing around as I navigate our rutted roads. Is there a utility or hack to do this? I am running panther.

try 'sleepless'

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17893

mfg Dieter

Message #3 - Posted 2004/03/14 - John Johnson

Previously, laurel_Laurel Thomason wrote:

Hi,

I want to use my recently purchased 12" ibook to play mp3s and do a little wifi sniffing while I commute. It would be nice to be able to turn off the screen yet leave the cpu running on a one hour timer so that the screen isn't bouncing around as I navigate our rutted roads. Is there a utility or hack to do this? I am running panther.

Can you be more specific?

Do you want to have the computer run while the lid is closed? AFAIK, this is not possible with the iBook

Do you just want the screen to be off, but still open? If so, the energy saver pref pane (in System preferences) can do this. If you are looking for an easier way to automate such things, perhaps there is a utility avialable.

HTH

Message #4 - Posted 2004/03/14 - Peter Renzland

John Johnson wrote:

Previously, laurel_Laurel Thomason wrote:

Hi,

I want to use my recently purchased 12" ibook to play mp3s and do a little wifi sniffing while I commute. It would be nice to be able to turn off the screen yet leave the cpu running on a one hour timer so that the screen isn't bouncing around as I navigate our rutted roads. Is there a utility or hack to do this? I am running panther.

Can you be more specific?

Do you want to have the computer run while the lid is closed? AFAIK, this is not possible with the iBook

Do you just want the screen to be off, but still open? If so, the energy saver pref pane (in System preferences) can do this. If you are looking for an easier way to automate such things, perhaps there is a utility avialable.

HTH

sudo pmset -b spindown 1 dim 1 reduce 1 sleep 60

(enter your password as prompted)
then prop the iBook slightly open and safe from harm.

it will keep running and sleep after one hour of neglect.

-- peter

Message #5 - Posted 2004/03/15 - Laurel Thomason

Wow! Your command-line-Fu is impressive, thanks!

Peter Renzland <phr0206@sympatico.ca> wrote in message news:

sudo pmset -b spindown 1 dim 1 reduce 1 sleep 60

(enter your password as prompted)
then prop the iBook slightly open and safe from harm.

it will keep running and sleep after one hour of neglect.

-- peter

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