Dual 2.0 Ghz G5 taking 30 Seconds to sleep sometimes

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Pipian, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Pipian
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    Tonight, I tried putting my G5 to Sleep Mode, but it hung around for about 30 seconds to actually go to sleep.. I took it out of sleep mode, and tried it again after fixing permissions. Same thing. What's going on? There are no programs open
     
  2. Cooknn
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    Have you tried shutting it down then starting it up again?
     
  3. Pipian
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    That worked for a few days, but then it started doing it again. :confused:
     
  4. Sun Baked
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    Have you tried Disk First Aid and fsck, or tried the machine in safe mode (to see if a background widget is causing the problems)?
     
  5. Pipian
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    Disk First Aid - Meaning Disk Utility? I checked Permissions, and DSCK doesn't do anything? I looked in the background processes and saw nothing wrong
     
  6. Sun Baked
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    So what, if the problem is in the drives catalog checking permissions won't do squat.

    Running Disk First Aid and fsck will check the drive for quite a few of these problems, although neither of them fix everything in one pass.

    If there is a problem with the file system/catalog, you'd see some slowdown when you dump stuff to the HD -- and sleeping is dumping stuff to the HD.

    Booting into "Safe Mode" is OS X's equivalent to booting with extensions off that we had under OS 9 (heck it even uses the same key to do it). So don't knock it til you try it.

    If there is a problem with something you are running, it should help you point it out -- like a .kext file for some widget you may be running that's causing problems.
     

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