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iMac wont stop asleep.

Message #1 - Posted 2003/08/05 - A Lee

Having upgraded to 10.2.6 at the weekend, i now find that our iMac (flat panell 700mhz) wont stay asleep for more than a couple of minutes. I've checked the energy saver panels, but they are all set to 'sleep at 5 mins of no use'.
The only thing I can think of is the ADSL connection causing it to constantly wake, but that never happens on my iBook.
Any thoughts on what to check?
Thanks
Alan.

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Message #2 - Posted 2003/08/05 - Jon B

A Lee wrote:

Having upgraded to 10.2.6 at the weekend, i now find that our iMac (flat panell 700mhz) wont stay asleep for more than a couple of minutes. I've checked the energy saver panels, but they are all set to 'sleep at 5 mins of no use'.
The only thing I can think of is the ADSL connection causing it to constantly wake, but that never happens on my iBook.
Any thoughts on what to check?
Thanks
Alan.

Mouse? any other ext usb devices, wake on sleep in ethernet?

hth

Jon
jon.bradbury@btinternet.com

Message #3 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Elliott Roper

Previously, Peter Ceresole wrote:

If yours is a mechanical mouse, try propping it... If it's optical, I suppose it needs something else.

Have it sleep on its back. I use that trick when moving Powerbook from room to room.

I too find that it takes a fair sized optical mouse wallop to wake my Powerbook. It is very annoying when it happens, because all my windows wake on the second monitor, it changes resolution and the Powerbook screen stays black when I belatedly open it.

Message #4 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Christian Hewitt

If yours is a mechanical mouse, try propping it... If it's optical, I suppose it needs something else.

Have it sleep on its back. I use that trick when moving Powerbook from room to room.

I too find that it takes a fair sized optical mouse wallop to wake my Powerbook. It is very annoying when it happens, because all my windows wake on the second monitor, it changes resolution and the Powerbook screen stays black when I belatedly open it.

From the sounds off all this fun I can only recommend the M$ optical mice then. My G4 stays firmly asleep even when you wiggle the mouse (even though the mouse starts glowing) and only springs into life when you click one of it's buttons. It's the boring beige M$ optical one from a couple of years ago.

--CH

Message #5 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Woody

"Christian Hewitt" <usenet@chrishewitt.net> wrote in message news:bgqf96$r2e6b$1@ID-106712.news.uni-berlin.de...

If yours is a mechanical mouse, try propping it... If it's optical, I suppose it needs something else.

Have it sleep on its back. I use that trick when moving Powerbook from room to room.

I too find that it takes a fair sized optical mouse wallop to wake my Powerbook. It is very annoying when it happens, because all my windows wake on the second monitor, it changes resolution and the Powerbook screen stays black when I belatedly open it.

From the sounds off all this fun I can only recommend the M$ optical mice then. My G4 stays firmly asleep even when you wiggle the mouse (even

though

the mouse starts glowing) and only springs into life when you click one of it's buttons. It's the boring beige M$ optical one from a couple of years ago.

Same with the logitech I have - not overly sensitive to movement

Woody

Message #6 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Peter Ceresole

Previously, Woody wrote:

From the sounds off all this fun I can only recommend the M$ optical mice then. My G4 stays firmly asleep even when you wiggle the mouse (even

though

the mouse starts glowing) and only springs into life when you click one of it's buttons. It's the boring beige M$ optical one from a couple of years ago.

Same with the logitech I have - not overly sensitive to movement

As I said, though, it seems to depend more on the OS and the machine than on the mouse type; on a TonkaBook/OS 9.0.4, using an identical Logitech mechanical mouse and driver to the one that inevitably wakes my TiBook/9.2.2 combo (unless I prop the mouse), I have no sleep/wake problems of any kind, even with the mouse flat on the pad. And the same TiBook is absolutely fine running 10.2.x.

It's not the mouse, it's a system thang.

Peter

Message #7 - Posted 2003/08/06 - A Lee

D.M. Procida wrote:

A Lee wrote:

Yes, its the mouse.We had a new one at the weekend. I unplugged it, and it never woke up.
Strange how a non-moving mouse should wake it up though.

Is it an optical mouse? I have once or twice come back to the office to find my iMac wide awake and the light underneath the mouse going on and off, as though it were being moved about by an invisible hand.

I think it's because the mouse for some reason does indeed think it's being moved.

No, a MS (spit, but it was only £6) Intellimouse,with roller ball. Alan.

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