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OSX 10.3.7 Shut Down Problems

Message #1 - Posted 2004/12/27 - aRKay

I feel sure there is a simple solution to my problem and I an in the 10% group that seems to fail to get the word. Help will be appreciated.

If I logout and click the Shut Down button, this G4 AGP shuts down but after a few minutes it starts back up aging. If I bypass the logout and use the Shut Down command under the blue Apple, it shuts down most of the time.

When I shutdown, I have to kill the power strip to be sure the dumb thing does not start up again.

What can cause OSX to restart on its own?

How do you make it stay Shut Down without cutting the power?

Thanks

aRKay

Message #2 - Posted 2004/12/27 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, aRKay wrote:

I feel sure there is a simple solution to my problem and I an in the 10% group that seems to fail to get the word. Help will be appreciated.

If I logout and click the Shut Down button, this G4 AGP shuts down but after a few minutes it starts back up aging. If I bypass the logout and use the Shut Down command under the blue Apple, it shuts down most of the time.

When I shutdown, I have to kill the power strip to be sure the dumb thing does not start up again.

What can cause OSX to restart on its own?

How do you make it stay Shut Down without cutting the power?

Thanks

aRKay

In EnergySaver System Pref, under "Options", have you checked "Restart after Power Failure"?

Do hyou have email scheduled to check for mail, your time set to check a network time server?

Cathy

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@invalidsonic.net

Message #3 - Posted 2004/12/27 - Neill Massello

aRKay wrote:

What can cause OSX to restart on its own?

How do you make it stay Shut Down without cutting the power?

What USB devices do you have connected to the G4?

Message #4 - Posted 2004/12/28 - aRKay

Previously, Cathy Stevenson wrote:

I feel sure there is a simple solution to my problem and I an in the 10% group that seems to fail to get the word. Help will be appreciated.

If I logout and click the Shut Down button, this G4 AGP shuts down but after a few minutes it starts back up aging. If I bypass the logout and use the Shut Down command under the blue Apple, it shuts down most of the time.

When I shutdown, I have to kill the power strip to be sure the dumb thing does not start up again.

What can cause OSX to restart on its own?

How do you make it stay Shut Down without cutting the power?

Thanks

aRKay

In EnergySaver System Pref, under "Options", have you checked "Restart after Power Failure"?

No that option was NOT checked; however, I did have the option checked that says: Allow the power button to sleep the computer. I just unchecked it

Do hyou have email scheduled to check for mail, your time set to check a network time server?

I do have my Date/Time System preference checked to set to network time. I use MS Entourage for mail and it POPs every 10 minutes - when connected. I don't see how it could be the problem since I Quit Entourage before tying to shut down.

Cathy

Message #5 - Posted 2004/12/28 - aRKay

Previously, Neill Massello wrote:

aRKay wrote:

What can cause OSX to restart on its own?

How do you make it stay Shut Down without cutting the power?

What USB devices do you have connected to the G4?

I have an Apple LCD display (that feeds a MS Wireless Mouse and Apple Pro keyboard), an HP Printer, Keyspan USB/Serial Adapter and an iMic.

How can a USB device tell the OS to start on it own?

Message #6 - Posted 2004/12/27 - Tom Stiller

Previously, aRKay wrote:

Previously, Neill Massello wrote:

aRKay wrote:

What can cause OSX to restart on its own?

How do you make it stay Shut Down without cutting the power?

What USB devices do you have connected to the G4?

I have an Apple LCD display (that feeds a MS Wireless Mouse and Apple Pro keyboard), an HP Printer, Keyspan USB/Serial Adapter and an iMic.

How can a USB device tell the OS to start on it own?

Some USB keyboards have a power-on button so it would seem that there's a mechanism to signal "start" via the USB bus.

Tom Stiller

PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3
7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF

Message #7 - Posted 2004/12/28 - aRKay

Previously, aRKay wrote:

In EnergySaver System Pref, under "Options", have you checked "Restart after Power Failure"?

No that option was NOT checked; however, I did have the option checked that says: Allow the power button to sleep the computer. I just unchecked it

It lives! That worked!

Thank you Dr. Cathy Stevenson. I think your tip to look in in the Option did the trick.

Why would anyone want the power button to restart the computer? My Apple Pro keyboard does not even have a power button and I have no idea how the option got checked.

aRKay

Message #8 - Posted 2004/12/28 - Neill Massello

aRKay wrote:

I have an Apple LCD display (that feeds a MS Wireless Mouse and Apple Pro keyboard), an HP Printer, Keyspan USB/Serial Adapter and an iMic.

How can a USB device tell the OS to start on it own?

G4s of this vintage are sensitive to disturbances on the built-in USB ports and can start up in response to signals, genuine or spurious, appearing at those ports. I discovered that my G4 450DP would start when Harman Kardon USB SoundSticks were powered on; and it has occasionally started up in response to static discharges occurring while I was handling USB cables.

Message #9 - Posted 2004/12/30 - aRKay

Thanks again to Dr. Cathy Stevenson. The problem is HISTORY!

Previously, aRKay wrote:

In EnergySaver System Pref, under "Options", have you checked "Restart after Power Failure"?

No that option was NOT checked; however, I did have the option checked that says: Allow the power button to sleep the computer. I just unchecked it

It lives! That worked!

Thank you Dr. Cathy Stevenson. I think your tip to look in in the Option did the trick.

Why would anyone want the power button to restart the computer? My Apple Pro keyboard does not even have a power button and I have no idea how the option got checked.

aRKay

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