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G4 won't sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2005/08/10 - Jon B

My G4s starting being a pig to sleep, never had an issue with it unless I've fitted dodgy hardware in the past [1]. The only thing I can think software wise thats changed is upgrading [2] WMP from v7 to v9, which seems to tie in to the point it stopped sleeping but can't understand how that would stop it sleeping unless it's just one of those dodgy coincedences. No hardware changes for a good 6months plus.

I've already started playing around with the ram to see if that is the cause but is there anything/anywhere I can check in the logs? The machines got factory 256, integral 256 (fitted day I got machine) crucial 512 (fitted around Jan this year), taking out the crucial didn't help, I'm currently running without the Integral, and it has slept twice since but the machine has been occasionally sleeping so I'm not yet convinced I've cured it.

[1] cheap USB2 cards the usual culprit
[2] If you can use that word in conjuction with MS

Jon B
real email to usenet at jonbradbury dot com

Message #2 - Posted 2005/08/10 - Peter Ceresole

Jon B wrote:

The only thing I can think
software wise thats changed is upgrading [2] WMP from v7 to v9, which seems to tie in to the point it stopped sleeping but can't understand how that would stop it sleeping unless it's just one of those dodgy coincedences.

Probably a coincidence. I'm running WMP 9.0 in both 10.3.9 (iG5) and 10.2.6 (667 TiBook) and it gives no trouble with either.

Peter

Message #3 - Posted 2005/08/10 - Jon B

Peter Ceresole wrote:

Jon B wrote:

The only thing I can think
software wise thats changed is upgrading [2] WMP from v7 to v9, which seems to tie in to the point it stopped sleeping but can't understand how that would stop it sleeping unless it's just one of those dodgy coincedences.

Probably a coincidence. I'm running WMP 9.0 in both 10.3.9 (iG5) and 10.2.6 (667 TiBook) and it gives no trouble with either.

Yeah its fine on the iBook too, I only installed it on the G4 as it wouldn't install on the iBook, turns out I just wasn't being patient enough on the iBook, oh well I'll keep swapping ram over if it keeps misbehaving.

Jon B
real email to usenet at jonbradbury dot com

Message #4 - Posted 2005/08/10 - PeterG

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:29:55 +0100, Jon B scribbled by his own authority... (in a previous article):

This worked for me...

Delete the folder 'Quickbackstartup' (part of 'speedtools')in the startupitems folder in the Library folder.

[System- macintosh G4 Digital Audio; OSX 10.4.2; 1GHz; 896 Mb SDRAM]

Regards

PeterG. (aka Lobo)

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Message #5 - Posted 2005/08/10 - Jon B

PeterG wrote:

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:29:55 +0100, Jon B scribbled by his own authority... (in a previous article):

This worked for me...

Delete the folder 'Quickbackstartup' (part of 'speedtools')in the startupitems folder in the Library folder.

[System- macintosh G4 Digital Audio; OSX 10.4.2; 1GHz; 896 Mb SDRAM]

Cheers I'll give that a look later although quick search results show different symptoms and systems, I'm still on 10.3.9 and gets past the blue screen (well I'm assuming it does as the monitor goes off (crt not apple)) and then sits there running.

Jon B
real email to usenet at jonbradbury dot com

Message #6 - Posted 2005/08/12 - Jon B

PeterG wrote:

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:29:55 +0100, Jon B scribbled by his own authority... (in a previous article):

This worked for me...

Delete the folder 'Quickbackstartup' (part of 'speedtools')in the startupitems folder in the Library folder.

[System- macintosh G4 Digital Audio; OSX 10.4.2; 1GHz; 896 Mb SDRAM]

Ah, that file doesn't even exist under 10.3.9 so can't delete that. Time to swap out the last ram chip and see if that cures it.

Jon B
real email to usenet at jonbradbury dot com

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