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iGary
Nov 27, 2004, 08:09 AM
Just wondering if anyone has had any problems with getting their machines (specifically, this is my home machine, listed below - a 1.25 MDD G4 tower) to sleep after installing PCI cards fo any type. The system recognizes it and it shows up on hardware profiler.

I haven't gone back in to the machine to yank the card and see if it sleeps without it in there (although I did remove the device attached to it). Is this a defective card (works fine otherwise), or is this something peculiar with Macs (I've read similar issues with USB 2.0 PCI cards)?

Yes, I did a search first. :D

Thanks in advance.

Sun Baked
Nov 27, 2004, 04:17 PM
Nope, seems to be an issue with both Firewire and USB cards.

The deep sleep issue is probably more evident in the G5s, because not putting them into sleep correctly will mean the fans run full blast.

Doesn't help that the card companies say Apple should fix the problem, and Apple says it's an issue for the card companies to resolve.

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G5/G5_usb_firewire_reports.html#other

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/firewire/fw_usb_card_deep_sleep.html#storytop

caveman_uk
Nov 27, 2004, 04:45 PM
The sleep issue is very common. In my MDD it manifests itself by not properly going to sleep - the screen goes black but the fans stay on and it can't be woken. I have a USB2 card and a D-link bluetooth USB adapter attached to the built in ports. It doesn't seem to happen at all with just one in place but happens about 1 in 3 times when both are present. Basically you just have to put up with it. It's crap Apple saying it's the third party card companies fault when nearly all PCI cards do the same thing. Sounds like a problem with either Apple's hardware or software...not the cards :(

The only 'solution'? Don't put your mac to sleep...

iGary
Dec 2, 2004, 07:54 PM
I'm just going to through the thing in the crapper.

Kernel panics when I insert a CF Card into my reader, won't sleep....

I'll just have to share the FW HDD and the reader.