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OS X and sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2001/12/06 - Tim Lance

G3 PowerBook (Lombard/Bronze)
400 MHz
320 MB RAM
OS X 10.1.1 / OS 9.2.1

Beginning with the initial 10.1 install, once in approximately every 8-10 times I put it to sleep (while booted in X) it doesn't do so. It goes into a "nearly off" state from which the only thing that works is a total reboot. This happens no matter the method of trying to begin sleep (i.e. Apple menu>Sleep, power button>select sleep button in dialog window, closing the cover). Usually the screen flashes twice and it sleeps. On the bad times the screen flashes once then is dimmed almost to the point of not being on at all, and then the system just sits there. I have waited it out for as long as an hour but there is still enough light generated by the screen to light the apple on the outside of the cover and the thing is hot as can be.

I have reinstalled (for other reasons) the OS twice. Diagnostics do not report a problem.

There is no problem going to sleep when booted in 9. What is interesting though is that the screen flashes just once.

Any clues?

Thanks,

Tim
tlance@austin.rr.com

Message #2 - Posted 2001/12/08 - slavins

Previously, Tim Lance wrote:

There is no problem going to sleep when booted in 9. What is interesting though is that the screen flashes just once.

The screen flashes once when you go to sleep in 9 ?
Do you have anything plugged-into it ? Airport card, USB mouse or printer, PCMCIA card ?

Simon.
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Message #3 - Posted 2001/12/09 - Tim Lance

Previously, Simon Slavin wrote:

Previously, Tim Lance wrote:

There is no problem going to sleep when booted in 9. What is interesting though is that the screen flashes just once.

The screen flashes once when you go to sleep in 9 ?
Do you have anything plugged-into it ? Airport card, USB mouse or printer, PCMCIA card ?

Simon.

Sometimes there is a firewire adapter PCMCIA card, but whether or not makes no difference.

Tim

Message #4 - Posted 2001/12/09 - carltons

Previously, Tim Lance wrote:

G3 PowerBook (Lombard/Bronze)
400 MHz
320 MB RAM
OS X 10.1.1 / OS 9.2.1

Beginning with the initial 10.1 install, once in approximately every 8-10 times I put it to sleep (while booted in X) it doesn't do so. It goes into a "nearly off" state from which the only thing that works is a total reboot. This happens no matter the method of trying to begin sleep (i.e. Apple menu>Sleep, power button>select sleep button in dialog window, closing the cover). Usually the screen flashes twice and it sleeps. On the bad times the screen flashes once then is dimmed almost to the point of not being on at all, and then the system just sits there. I have waited it out for as long as an hour but there is still enough light generated by the screen to light the apple on the outside of the cover and the thing is hot as can be.

I have reinstalled (for other reasons) the OS twice. Diagnostics do not report a problem.

There is no problem going to sleep when booted in 9. What is interesting though is that the screen flashes just once.

Any clues?

Thanks,

Tim
tlance@austin.rr.com

I used to have this problem until I went to 10.1.1. It just disappeard. Magic, I guess. :-)

Steve

Message #5 - Posted 2001/12/09 - Tim Lance

Previously, carltons wrote:

Previously, Tim Lance wrote:

G3 PowerBook (Lombard/Bronze)
400 MHz
320 MB RAM
OS X 10.1.1 / OS 9.2.1

Beginning with the initial 10.1 install, once in approximately every 8-10 times I put it to sleep (while booted in X) it doesn't do so. It goes into a "nearly off" state from which the only thing that works is a total reboot. This happens no matter the method of trying to begin sleep (i.e. Apple menu>Sleep, power button>select sleep button in dialog window, closing the cover). Usually the screen flashes twice and it sleeps. On the bad times the screen flashes once then is dimmed almost to the point of not being on at all, and then the system just sits there. I have waited it out for as long as an hour but there is still enough light generated by the screen to light the apple on the outside of the cover and the thing is hot as can be.

I have reinstalled (for other reasons) the OS twice. Diagnostics do not report a problem.

There is no problem going to sleep when booted in 9. What is interesting though is that the screen flashes just once.

Any clues?

Thanks,

Tim
tlance@austin.rr.com

I used to have this problem until I went to 10.1.1. It just disappeard. Magic, I guess. :-)

Steve

It is better with 10.1.1 but not gone.

Tim

Message #6 - Posted 2001/12/11 - slavins

Previously, Tim Lance wrote:

Sometimes there is a firewire adapter PCMCIA card, but whether or not makes no difference.

Something is stopping your machine from sleeping properly.
I suspect hardware or INITs. Boot your machine without the FireWire card and without INITs (hold the shift key down) and see if it still gives you the flash on sleeping.

Simon.
--
http://www.hearsay.demon.co.uk | I have a hunch that [] the unknown sequences No junk email please. | of DNA [will decode into] copyright notices

and patent protections. -- Donald E. Knuth

The French Was There.

Message #7 - Posted 2001/12/12 - Tim Lance

Previously, Simon Slavin wrote:

Previously, Tim Lance wrote:

Sometimes there is a firewire adapter PCMCIA card, but whether or not makes no difference.

Something is stopping your machine from sleeping properly.
I suspect hardware or INITs. Boot your machine without the FireWire card and without INITs (hold the shift key down) and see if it still gives you the flash on sleeping.

Simon.

It happens in X - ni INITS to keep from starting up. Like I said, it makes no difference about the Firewire card.

Tim

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