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iBook iNsomnia

Message #1 - Posted 2005/10/25 - Tim Auton

For the last week or so my iBook (running 10.3) was having great difficulty going to sleep. Many closings of the lid were required. Or perhaps it just took while (30s or so) and my flapping of the lid was futile.

Anyway, I finally noticed Update Mangler had been sitting for a few weeks with the "Shut Down" or "Restart" dialog. After a restart all was well, the 'boko was going to sleep in a couple of seconds as usual.

Anybody noticed this kind of behaviour before? Was it really Update Mangler waiting for a restart that was affecting sleep?

Tim

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/10/26 - Peter Ceresole

Tim Auton wrote:

Anybody noticed this kind of behaviour before? Was it really Update Mangler waiting for a restart that was affecting sleep?

I have a 667 TiBook running 10.2.6 that sometimes takes almost precisely a minute to go to sleep; I don't usually close the lid, I use Pwr + S. Mostly it takes a second to sleep, max. I don't know what causes the difference but it seems happy in every other way.

Peter

Message #3 - Posted 2005/10/26 - Ryan Callaghan

Peter Ceresole wrote:

Tim Auton wrote:

Anybody noticed this kind of behaviour before? Was it really Update Mangler waiting for a restart that was affecting sleep?

I have a 667 TiBook running 10.2.6 that sometimes takes almost precisely a minute to go to sleep; I don't usually close the lid, I use Pwr + S. Mostly it takes a second to sleep, max. I don't know what causes the difference but it seems happy in every other way.

Hmm, I've noticed similar behaviour from my iBook G3/800, in 10.4.2, though there seems to be no obvious pattern to it. Also, currently the sleep light seems to have gon very dim, to the extent that it's barely noticable at all, though I'm sure that's an entirely different problem.

Ryan Callaghan
Email: callagrm<at>aston<dot>ac<dot>uk ICQ: 20957015

Message #4 - Posted 2005/10/26 - Peter Ceresole

Ryan Callaghan wrote:

Also, currently the
sleep light seems to have gon very dim, to the extent that it's barely noticable at all, though I'm sure that's an entirely different problem.

I have applied a firmware patch to my iG5, running 10.3.9, whose sleep light was originally bright enough to double for a lighthouse, which dims the sleep LED at night although it remains bright during the day. This is clearly timer based. But maybe your copy of 10.4.2 includes something similar?

Peter

Message #5 - Posted 2005/10/26 - Ryan Callaghan

Peter Ceresole wrote:

Ryan Callaghan wrote:

Also, currently the
sleep light seems to have gon very dim, to the extent that it's barely noticable at all, though I'm sure that's an entirely different problem.

I have applied a firmware patch to my iG5, running 10.3.9, whose sleep light was originally bright enough to double for a lighthouse, which dims the sleep LED at night although it remains bright during the day. This is clearly timer based. But maybe your copy of 10.4.2 includes something similar?

I shouldn't think so, I only noticed it this week, and initially was able to bring it back to full power by flicking the case just above the LED, but no more... I just gave the offending area a squeeze, and it came back, which means a dodgy connection, or loose shielding tape somewhere I guess.

I quite like having the full brightness at night, it's quite relaxing to have the iBook and G4 LEDs gently pulsing, especially if you can't get to sleep, much better than the sharp blinking light of earlier machines and mobile phones.

Ryan Callaghan
Email: callagrm<at>aston<dot>ac<dot>uk ICQ: 20957015

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