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Why'd my iBook stop asking for my password on wake??

Message #1 - Posted 2004/08/08 - Roger

My Security Prefs are set to "Require password to wake from sleep or screensaver." Energy Saver sleep settings for power and batt are set to "Automatic." The computer is set to "Never" sleep.

But recently it only asks for a password after I intentionally set it to sleep. It used to always ask for a password to wake. What's going on?

iBook 600; 10.3.4

Tx,
Rog

Message #2 - Posted 2004/08/08 - Tom Stiller

Previously, Roger wrote:

My Security Prefs are set to "Require password to wake from sleep or screensaver." Energy Saver sleep settings for power and batt are set to "Automatic." The computer is set to "Never" sleep.

If the computer is set to "Never" sleep, it doesn't need waking. It may be that only the display has gone to sleep giving the illusion that the processor is asleep

But recently it only asks for a password after I intentionally set it to sleep. It used to always ask for a password to wake. What's going on?

That's consistent with setting the computer to never sleep.

iBook 600; 10.3.4

Tx,
Rog

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those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Tom Stiller

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/08/08 - Roger

Previously, Tom Stiller wrote:

Previously, Roger wrote:

My Security Prefs are set to "Require password to wake from sleep or screensaver." Energy Saver sleep settings for power and batt are set to "Automatic." <dumb misinformation deleted>

If the computer is set to "Never" sleep, it doesn't need waking. It may be that only the display has gone to sleep giving the illusion that the processor is asleep

But recently it only asks for a password after I intentionally set it to sleep. It used to always ask for a password to wake. What's going on?

That's consistent with setting the computer to never sleep.

Yup, you're right and I don't know why the heck I typed that. The *Screensaver* is set to "Never." The Energy Saver is set to "Automatic" which is "Put the computer to sleep after X minutes."

But it does indeed, as you say, seem as if only the display is sleeping, as set in Energy Saver; shouldn't that require a password to wake?

Ok, thanks again for the reply.

Help anyone?

Rog

Message #4 - Posted 2004/08/08 - Tom Stiller

Previously, Roger wrote:

Previously, Tom Stiller wrote:

Previously, Roger wrote:

My Security Prefs are set to "Require password to wake from sleep or screensaver." Energy Saver sleep settings for power and batt are set to "Automatic." <dumb misinformation deleted>

If the computer is set to "Never" sleep, it doesn't need waking. It may be that only the display has gone to sleep giving the illusion that the processor is asleep

But recently it only asks for a password after I intentionally set it to sleep. It used to always ask for a password to wake. What's going on?

That's consistent with setting the computer to never sleep.

Yup, you're right and I don't know why the heck I typed that. The *Screensaver* is set to "Never." The Energy Saver is set to "Automatic" which is "Put the computer to sleep after X minutes."

But it does indeed, as you say, seem as if only the display is sleeping, as set in Energy Saver; shouldn't that require a password to wake?

Ok, thanks again for the reply.

I don't have an iBook handy, but on my iMac it's impossible to set the screen sleep time value higher than the processor sleep time. The screen sleep slider is constrained to the range of the processor slider. If I set them both to "Never" and then reduce the processor slider, the display slider reduces along with it. Possibly your ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist file has the wrong permissions or is damaged.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world:
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Tom Stiller

PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3
7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF

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