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Sleep operation

Message #1 - Posted 2005/05/21 - Richard Tomkins

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive answer I am looking for, so I will ask here.

I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour while powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 15 minutes while powered by the Battery. It goes to sleep properly.

I can force the system into sleep by pressing the power button and choosing sleep.

My question is, should my PowerBook not go to sleep even though it is running on the power adapter?

Thanks, rtt

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/05/22 - Phil Wheeler

Richard Tomkins wrote:

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive answer I am looking for, so I will ask here.

I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour while powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 15 minutes while powered by the Battery. It goes to sleep properly.

I can force the system into sleep by pressing the power button and choosing sleep.

My question is, should my PowerBook not go to sleep even though it is running on the power adapter?

My iBook does, so I suspect the answer is Yes.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/05/22 - Richard Tomkins

Thanks for the positive reply.

Now I guess I have to try and figure out what could be keeping it from going to sleep.

Does anyone have any ideas on what kind of programs could prevent the PowerBook from sleeping?

I don't use FAX software at all, I do have a USB Palm setup and a MacAlly Trackball and I start up the Calendar application when I log in to set the date on the ICON.

All ideas most welcome.

rtt

"Phil Wheeler" <w6tuh-ng4@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:rlSje.4789$h86.4567@tornado.socal.rr.com...

Richard Tomkins wrote:

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive

answer

I am looking for, so I will ask here.

I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour

while

powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 15

minutes

while powered by the Battery. It goes to sleep properly.

I can force the system into sleep by pressing the power button and

choosing

sleep.

My question is, should my PowerBook not go to sleep even though it is running on the power adapter?

My iBook does, so I suspect the answer is Yes.

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Message #4 - Posted 2005/05/22 - Gregory Weston

Previously, Richard Tomkins wrote:

Thanks for the positive reply.

Now I guess I have to try and figure out what could be keeping it from going to sleep.

Does anyone have any ideas on what kind of programs could prevent the PowerBook from sleeping?

It may be simply corrupt preferences. The easiest way, I think, to really check what your system is configured to do is to open a terminal and "sudo pmset -g". The "sleep" line of the output will confirm that you've got it set to an hour. I'd only start looking for interference from other software after that.

G

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Message #5 - Posted 2005/05/22 - Bob Harris

Previously, Richard Tomkins wrote:

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive answer I am looking for, so I will ask here.

I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour while powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 15 minutes while powered by the Battery. It goes to sleep properly.

I can force the system into sleep by pressing the power button and choosing sleep.

My question is, should my PowerBook not go to sleep even though it is running on the power adapter?

Thanks, rtt

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Do you have any active comm connections? I've had systems stay awake if I had an active comm commention (like downloading a huge files that would take longer than the go to sleep time limit).

Is your Powerbook acting as a file server for other systems which have volumes mounted?

Bob Harris

Message #6 - Posted 2005/05/22 - Richard Tomkins

Nothing active. All applications shutdown, except calendar. One firewire disk plugged in, but idle.
Even changed the screensaver to be a blank screen.
Will check with pmset.

"Bob Harris" <nospam.News.Bob@remove.Smith-Harris.us> wrote in message news:nospam.News.Bob-0620CD.10325122052005@news.verizon.net...

Previously, Richard Tomkins wrote:

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive

answer

I am looking for, so I will ask here.

I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour

while

powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 15

minutes

while powered by the Battery. It goes to sleep properly.

I can force the system into sleep by pressing the power button and

choosing

sleep.

My question is, should my PowerBook not go to sleep even though it is running on the power adapter?

Thanks, rtt

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Do you have any active comm connections? I've had systems stay awake if I had an active comm commention (like downloading a huge files that would take longer than the go to sleep time limit).

Is your Powerbook acting as a file server for other systems which have volumes mounted?

Bob Harris

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Message #7 - Posted 2005/05/23 - John Johnson

Previously, Richard Tomkins wrote:

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Previously, Richard Tomkins wrote:

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive answer I am looking for, so I will ask here.
I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour while powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

Do you have any active comm connections? I've had systems stay awake if I had an active comm commention (like downloading a huge files that would take longer than the go to sleep time limit).

Is your Powerbook acting as a file server for other systems which have volumes mounted?

Bob Harris

Nothing active. All applications shutdown, except calendar. One firewire disk plugged in, but idle.
Even changed the screensaver to be a blank screen.
Will check with pmset.

Have you tried it without the FW disk connected? I think that my FW disk prevented sleep on the power adapter, but it's been a long time since I ran a sleep setting when on AC power and I don't have the disk with me to check. FWIW

Later.
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Message #8 - Posted 2005/06/24 - Richard Tomkins

Problem finally solved.

The other day I started up Entourage and watched as it downloaded some email. All of a sudden there was a message about an infected file from Virex and then 6 email messages disappeared, never to be seen again. I don't know if they were all infected or not.

So I decided that I would delete Virex, as I hate loosing email, and if it was infected, it was with a PC virus and I can happily delete that crap upon arrival.

Now that Virex is removed, the PowerBook G4 happily goes into sleep mode while on battery or when plugged in.

So, Virex will prevent a Powerbook G4 from sleeping.

rtt

"Richard Tomkins" <tomkinsr@istop.com> wrote in message news:42913cd4$1_2@spool9-west.superfeed.net...

Nothing active. All applications shutdown, except calendar. One firewire disk plugged in, but idle.
Even changed the screensaver to be a blank screen.
Will check with pmset.

"Bob Harris" <nospam.News.Bob@remove.Smith-Harris.us> wrote in message news:nospam.News.Bob-0620CD.10325122052005@news.verizon.net...

Previously, Richard Tomkins wrote:

I have looked through Apples web site but cannot find the definitive

answer

I am looking for, so I will ask here.

I own a PowerBook G4.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 1 hour

while

powered by the power adapter. It never goes to sleep.

I have the EnergySaver set to put the PowerBook to sleep after 15

minutes

while powered by the Battery. It goes to sleep properly.

I can force the system into sleep by pressing the power button and

choosing

sleep.

My question is, should my PowerBook not go to sleep even though it is running on the power adapter?

Thanks, rtt

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Do you have any active comm connections? I've had systems stay awake if I had an active comm commention (like downloading a huge files that would take longer than the go to sleep time limit).

Is your Powerbook acting as a file server for other systems which have volumes mounted?

Bob Harris

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