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Display not going to sleep while Final Cut Express is rendering

Message #1 - Posted 2005/06/23 - Benjamin Slade

I'm running Final Cut Express on my dual 800Mhz G4 OS X 10.3.9 Mac. The Mac is using a 23" Mac flat panel Cinema Display.

Sometimes I have to run a "render" operation to generate a quicktime MPEG4 .mov file. This can take several hours to run.

Unfortunately, the display sleep function doesn't seem to work while Final Cut Express is rendering the video. This is eventhough I've set the "Display Sleep" time down to 1 minute in Sys Pref's

Is there anyway to force the display to go to sleep?

Thanks in advance
Ben in DC
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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein

Message #2 - Posted 2005/06/23 - Sandman

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

I'm running Final Cut Express on my dual 800Mhz G4 OS X 10.3.9 Mac. The Mac is using a 23" Mac flat panel Cinema Display.

Sometimes I have to run a "render" operation to generate a quicktime MPEG4 .mov file. This can take several hours to run.

Unfortunately, the display sleep function doesn't seem to work while Final Cut Express is rendering the video. This is eventhough I've set the "Display Sleep" time down to 1 minute in Sys Pref's

Is there anyway to force the display to go to sleep?

1. Setup hot corners so the screen sleeps when your mouse enters a corner. 2. Use the keychain access application to enable the lock screen menulet.

Sandman[.net]

Message #3 - Posted 2005/06/23 - Benjamin Slade

Thanks for the suggestion. I have know idea what a lock screen menulet is or why the keychain application enables it, but using the hot corners will just display a screensaver.

Yes, I could display an all black picture in the screensaver, but I want the display to go into power save mode. Ie. the illumination light behind the LCD will still be on even with an all black image displayed.

Also, when my computer wakes up from sleep and or screen savers, it does prompt for the password. The Preferences->Security screen is where you set this option.

Ben in DC

Sandman wrote:

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

I'm running Final Cut Express on my dual 800Mhz G4 OS X 10.3.9 Mac. The Mac is using a 23" Mac flat panel Cinema Display.

Sometimes I have to run a "render" operation to generate a quicktime MPEG4 .mov file. This can take several hours to run.

Unfortunately, the display sleep function doesn't seem to work while Final Cut Express is rendering the video. This is eventhough I've set the "Display Sleep" time down to 1 minute in Sys Pref's

Is there anyway to force the display to go to sleep?

1. Setup hot corners so the screen sleeps when your mouse enters a corner. 2. Use the keychain access application to enable the lock screen menulet.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/06/23 - Troubled Tony

Benjamin Slade wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion. I have know idea what a lock screen menulet is or why the keychain application enables it, but using the hot corners will just display a screensaver.

Yes, I could display an all black picture in the screensaver, but I want the display to go into power save mode. Ie. the illumination light behind the LCD will still be on even with an all black image displayed.

Power the screen down.

Message #5 - Posted 2005/06/24 - Benjamin Slade

For a Mac G4 with a Cinema Display screen, as far as I can tell, the screen does *not* powerdown separately from the G4. The power button on the display turns on/off the whole computer. If anyone knows differently, please correct me.

Thanks
Ben in DC

Troubled Tony wrote:

Benjamin Slade wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion. I have know idea what a lock screen menulet is or why the keychain application enables it, but using the hot corners will just display a screensaver.

Yes, I could display an all black picture in the screensaver, but I want the display to go into power save mode. Ie. the illumination light behind the LCD will still be on even with an all black image displayed.

Power the screen down.

Message #6 - Posted 2005/06/24 - Sandman

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

For a Mac G4 with a Cinema Display screen, as far as I can tell, the screen does *not* powerdown separately from the G4. The power button on the display turns on/off the whole computer. If anyone knows differently, please correct me.

This can be set in system preferences:

http://www.sandman.net/files/cinemadisplayoptions.jpg

Sandman[.net]

Message #7 - Posted 2005/06/25 - Benjamin Slade

That would be a great solution, but it seems I don't have that option on my display control panel:

http://www.benslade.com/misc/MacDisplayCtrlPanel.png

What version of OS X are you using? I'm on 10.3.9

Ben in DC

Sandman wrote:

This [power button on display] can be set [to turn off just the display] in system preferences:

http://www.sandman.net/files/cinemadisplayoptions.jpg

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

For a Mac G4 with a Cinema Display screen, as far as I can tell, the screen does *not* powerdown separately from the G4. The power button on the display turns on/off the whole computer. If anyone knows differently, please correct me.

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