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Mac Question - Sleep Mode

Message #1 - Posted 2004/03/24 - Subhodini Fernandes

I am a newbie to Mac. I am having a strange problem with a G4 which am currently supporting. Its is setup as a server and every now and then it goes into sleep mode. When it does this users cannot access it from the network and have to walk over to the system and move the mouse etc. I have gone into the system settings and turned off the various sleep modes that I can see, however the problem persists.

Is there anything else I can do to stop this from happening ?

Subho.

Message #2 - Posted 2004/03/24 - clvrmnky

On 24/03/2004 11:11 AM, Subhodini Fernandes wrote:

I am a newbie to Mac. I am having a strange problem with a G4 which am currently supporting. Its is setup as a server and every now and then it goes into sleep mode. When it does this users cannot access it from the network and have to walk over to the system and move the mouse etc. I have gone into the system settings and turned off the various sleep modes that I can see, however the problem persists.

Is there anything else I can do to stop this from happening ?

Typically, servers do not sleep. Once it goes into full sleep mode, the various disk, CPU and network activity is suspended. Either leave the server up all the time, or install some kind of "wake on lan" software that let's your users wake up the server prior to using it.

I have no idea why you are unable to keep the server up all the time. I have an iBook that sometimes acts as a TCP/IP forwarder for visiting Airport guests. I just set the Power settings to "Presentation" (or whatever) and it never sleeps.

Perhaps the powersave settings .plist is corrupt? I recall that some people had problems that were solved by deleting this file and resetting the power settings to something reasonable.

cm

Message #3 - Posted 2004/03/24 - Gnarlodious

Entity Subhodini Fernandes spoke thus:

I am a newbie to Mac. I am having a strange problem with a G4 which am currently supporting. Its is setup as a server and every now and then it goes into sleep mode. When it does this users cannot access it from the network and have to walk over to the system and move the mouse etc. I have gone into the system settings and turned off the various sleep modes that I can see, however the problem persists.

Maybe it has a bug. Literally. if you have the Studio Display with the pulsating switch the bugs can get in there and crawl into the light area, where they trigger sleeping.

-- Gnarlie

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