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sleep problem on iMac/OSX

Message #1 - Posted 2003/08/13 - Bill Wright

I am having a very strange problem with my iMac 2002 running OSX 10.2 (6C115)--

I have it configured in the Energy Saver panel to system sleep after 10 minutes with no separate display sleep time. The first time it goes to sleep, the pulsing light on the corner of the monitor frame shows, and the computer wakes up with no problem on a key press. The next time it goes to sleep, the pulsing light does not show, and the computer will not wake up at all. I have to force power it off and the start it up again.

What should I be checking/fixing/re-installing/updating/whatever to keep this from happening??

Thanks for any help!

Bill:)

Message #2 - Posted 2003/08/14 - Robert

Bill Wright <wbwright@optonline.net> wrote in message news:<wbwright-104566.16111813082003@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>...

I am having a very strange problem with my iMac 2002 running OSX 10.2 (6C115)--

I have it configured in the Energy Saver panel to system sleep after 10 minutes with no separate display sleep time. The first time it goes to sleep, the pulsing light on the corner of the monitor frame shows, and the computer wakes up with no problem on a key press. The next time it goes to sleep, the pulsing light does not show, and the computer will not wake up at all. I have to force power it off and the start it up again.

I had to give up on putting my Slot drive iMac 600 (old style), OS X 10.2.6 to sleep. I could not reliably wake the machine from sleep.

In 10.2.4, I could press the space bar to get the machine awake. When I first got 10.2.6, I could move the mouse to wake the machine from sleep. I was happy. My joy did not last for long.

I went into the Energy Saver and set never to "put the computer to sleep when inactive for:". Before doing this
when the computer would go to sleep I wasn't always able to wake the computer and had to do the poweroff and on thing. I have not had a problem with having the screen saver on, display going blank, and disk spinning down setting.

I power off the machine when not in use. I know if you want to run your machine all the time, avoiding putting the iMac G3 to sleep would waste a lot of power.

Robert

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