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TiBook fails to respond after sleep/screensaver

Message #1 - Posted 2004/01/05 - Brian Abernathy

I have a TiBook that has recently began behaving oddly. When I wake the mac from sleep or screensaver I am prompted to authenticate and resume work. Occasionally, after I authenticate I will be greeted with a black screen and can only see the cursor, which still moves. I can only enter an endless loop of re-enabling the screensaver by moving the cursor into a hot corner, re-authenticating and returning to the black screen again. Despite trying several key combinations I am never able to make it back to the desktop. When this happens I have only been able to regain use by power cycling. I am a new mac user, is there something obvious that I am missing? Any suggestions?

Brian

Message #2 - Posted 2004/01/05 - matt neuburg

Brian Abernathy wrote:

I have a TiBook that has recently began behaving oddly. When I wake the mac from sleep or screensaver I am prompted to authenticate and resume work. Occasionally, after I authenticate I will be greeted with a black screen and can only see the cursor, which still moves. I can only enter an endless loop of re-enabling the screensaver by moving the cursor into a hot corner, re-authenticating and returning to the black screen again. Despite trying several key combinations I am never able to make it back to the desktop. When this happens I have only been able to regain use by power cycling. I am a new mac user, is there something obvious that I am missing? Any suggestions?

If you turn off "require password" in the Security pref pane does the problem go away? m.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/01/05 - Brian Abernathy

matt neuburg wrote:

Brian Abernathy wrote:

I have a TiBook that has recently began behaving oddly. When I wake the mac from sleep or screensaver I am prompted to authenticate and resume work. Occasionally, after I authenticate I will be greeted with a black screen and can only see the cursor, which still moves. I can only enter an endless loop of re-enabling the screensaver by moving the cursor into a hot corner, re-authenticating and returning to the black screen again. Despite trying several key combinations I am never able to make it back to the desktop. When this happens I have only been able to regain use by power cycling. I am a new mac user, is there something obvious that I am missing? Any suggestions?

If you turn off "require password" in the Security pref pane does the problem go away? m.

I will try, though it may take a day or so to replicate the problem.

Brian

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