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OSX questions, USB, sleep and locking

Message #1 - Posted 2001/11/07 - Steve Bland

1) I have noticed that I cannot simply connect a USB device to my PB G3 Bronze, and have it detected. I must restart OS 10.1 for that to happen. anyone know of a work around for this? a shell script i can run, anything? the device in question is a MS Intellieye USB mouse, interestingly OS9 has no such issue. also why is the wheel not recognised for legacy OS9 apps run in the blue environment? is that because of lack of an OSX driver for the mouse? the wheel is recognised in OSX apps.

2) when waking from sleep, a password is not requested. unless I missed the setting somewhere the machine is not secure when asleep. interestingly OS9 does not have this issue

3) is there a locked mode, similar to NT? that is the session is not killed, the user is still logged in, but requires a password for anything to happen.

Message #2 - Posted 2001/11/08 - ZnU

Previously, Steve Bland wrote:

1) I have noticed that I cannot simply connect a USB device to my PB G3 Bronze, and have it detected. I must restart OS 10.1 for that to happen. anyone know of a work around for this? a shell script i can run, anything? the device in question is a MS Intellieye USB mouse, interestingly OS9 has no such issue. also why is the wheel not recognised for legacy OS9 apps run in the blue environment? is that because of lack of an OSX driver for the mouse? the wheel is recognised in OSX apps.

2) when waking from sleep, a password is not requested. unless I missed the setting somewhere the machine is not secure when asleep. interestingly OS9 does not have this issue

3) is there a locked mode, similar to NT? that is the session is not killed, the user is still logged in, but requires a password for anything to happen.

Set the screensaver to require a password, and set a hot corner to activate it. Then activating the screensaver before putting the machine to sleep solves 2) as well.

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