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OSX sleep problems

Message #1 - Posted 2003/03/14 - John Purins

mgoyeah@hotmail.com (Mark) wrote in message news:<b129bb9f.0303111705.2e89f47b@posting.google.com>...

Has anybody got any information relating to a problem with OSX not sleeping properly? If choosing Sleep from the Apple menu or touching the power button on the Cinema Display HD, the computer does not sleep properly (fans stay active), but the monitor goes black and the power leds pulse once and then stop pulsing. The computer can never be woken up, so I must force a power off and restart. I suspect the problem is not so much a waking up issue, but a going-into-sleep problem. I am running 10.2.4 on a G4 (dual 1.25G, 256MB) and Software Update shows evertything up-to-date. We have had similar problems with earlier OS versions and G4's also. I've tried different combiations of Energy Saver, Screen Saver, File Sharing, Network settings, etc. with no success. Thanks, Mark.

I'm also having issues with waking from sleep on a G4 (dual 867, 1025MB) running 10.2.3.

The problem seems to occur when the computer is allowed to sleep on its own overnight. If I select sleep from the Apple menu, it wakes up correctly after an hour or so.

When the problem occurs, the desktop becomes corrupted, sometimes with the screen saver image stuck as the desktop background and with some icons missing.

Other times, the menu bar and dock backgrounds have what I would call video noise. By this I mean that they are not their normal color and design but look like grey dithering. Any screens or dialogs that are opened also leave this same noise on the desktop, in the area that they occupied after the screen is closed. The desktop eventally becomes covered with grey dithered rectangles. To complicate things even more, the problem is intermittent.

I've tried many combinations of sleep timing, screen saver timing & power saving timing but the problem persists. I haven't found anything relevant at Apple and restart appears to be the only solution so far.

John Purins

Message #2 - Posted 2003/03/16 - Mark

We seem to have isolated the problem to when we have "older" Keyspan SX Pro4 serial cards installed. The "newer", which means latest batch from Keyspan, have a track cut to the power management line (pin 138) of the OX16PC1954-TQC60-A1 chip. We are still waiting on a response from Keyspan, but the OSX sleep problem is only encountered when using serial cards that do not have the track cut.
Mark.

johnpurins@msn.com (John Purins) wrote in message news:<ca6c9067.0303140756.4286d1d7@posting.google.com>...

mgoyeah@hotmail.com (Mark) wrote in message news:<b129bb9f.0303111705.2e89f47b@posting.google.com>...

Has anybody got any information relating to a problem with OSX not sleeping properly? If choosing Sleep from the Apple menu or touching the power button on the Cinema Display HD, the computer does not sleep properly (fans stay active), but the monitor goes black and the power leds pulse once and then stop pulsing. The computer can never be woken up, so I must force a power off and restart. I suspect the problem is not so much a waking up issue, but a going-into-sleep problem. I am running 10.2.4 on a G4 (dual 1.25G, 256MB) and Software Update shows evertything up-to-date. We have had similar problems with earlier OS versions and G4's also. I've tried different combiations of Energy Saver, Screen Saver, File Sharing, Network settings, etc. with no success. Thanks, Mark.

I'm also having issues with waking from sleep on a G4 (dual 867, 1025MB) running 10.2.3.

The problem seems to occur when the computer is allowed to sleep on its own overnight. If I select sleep from the Apple menu, it wakes up correctly after an hour or so.

When the problem occurs, the desktop becomes corrupted, sometimes with the screen saver image stuck as the desktop background and with some icons missing.

Other times, the menu bar and dock backgrounds have what I would call video noise. By this I mean that they are not their normal color and design but look like grey dithering. Any screens or dialogs that are opened also leave this same noise on the desktop, in the area that they occupied after the screen is closed. The desktop eventally becomes covered with grey dithered rectangles. To complicate things even more, the problem is intermittent.

I've tried many combinations of sleep timing, screen saver timing & power saving timing but the problem persists. I haven't found anything relevant at Apple and restart appears to be the only solution so far.

John Purins

Message #3 - Posted 2003/04/12 - David Lesher

johnpurins@msn.com (John Purins) writes:

mgoyeah@hotmail.com (Mark) wrote in message news:<b129bb9f.0303111705.2e89f47b@posting.google.com>...

Has anybody got any information relating to a problem with OSX not sleeping properly?

I'm also having issues with waking from sleep on a G4 (dual 867, 1025MB) running 10.2.3.

On a 877 Mhz MDD with a 32MB nVidia, upgrading to 10.2.4 brought the Sleep of Death; you can not get the primary monitor back after sleeping. I reported it (filed a DevBug) and many others see it as well.

After 30 days, Apply finally asked me to do some tests. Well, I had reinstall to revert to 10.2.3 so the machine will work. And it's going on someone's desk Monday.

Message #4 - Posted 2003/04/20 - gary

Previously, David Lesher wrote:

On a 877 Mhz MDD with a 32MB nVidia, upgrading to 10.2.4 brought the Sleep of Death; you can not get the primary monitor back after sleeping. I reported it (filed a DevBug) and many others see it as well.

After 30 days, Apply finally asked me to do some tests. Well, I had reinstall to revert to 10.2.3 so the machine will work. And it's going on someone's desk Monday.

Seeing this problem with a dual 1.25G (FW800), OS X (10.2.5), and KDS LCD monitor.

Fresh reinstall of 10.2.5, resetting pram, resetting resolution -- problem persists.

Have gone back to 10.2.3 and monitor wakes from sleep.

Any Apple acknowledgement of this issue?

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