freeze from sleep

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  1. AllenE macrumors newbie

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    In trying to wake from sleep on my ibook, my screen freezes. I can move the pointer but it won't click on anything on the desktop, the menu or the dock. I tried re-closing the lid for a minute -- sometimes it helps, sometimes not. If not, the screen goes black, and I have to re-start. Sometimes it fully restarts, sometimes it hangs before the restart is complete.

    After the last freeze, my console showed about 50 copies of the following line:

    ibook kernel[0]: IOHIDSystem: postEvent LLEventQueue overflow.

    I am running OS 10.4.3 on an ibook G3 800MHz.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's a USB and iTunes conflict. Two solutions that I know have worked have been to unplug a USB device (it's usually a Logitech mouse but other devices have similar effects) or to shut it down and leave it completely alone for at least two hours assuming there's no USB device attached. This last solution's always bugged me because it doesn't make sense but it's worked all the same. :)
     
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    any thing you turn off something and wait in a electronic devices it either means it is a heating problem or capacitors among other things had time to fully discharge.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but two hours seems like an abnormally long time IMO.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    note really, if you ever service things like power supplies you have to wait over night before you work on them other wise you become the path of least resistance.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not always a good thing. :D
     
  7. AllenE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope-- it can't be that. There is nothing attached to my USB port and I'm not running iTunes. It happens when the laptop is cold, so I don't think overheating is the problem.

    Any idea what that UNIX code means?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In Terminal, type the following (or copy and paste).




    What comes up? Anything about USB overdrive? :)
     
  9. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Do you have 3rd party RAM installed? I was having wake-from-sleep problems and it was caused by bad RAM. If you do, take it out and leave only the originally installed RAM in and see if the problem continues.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Heb1228 makes an excellent point. This problem (known as a stuttering freeze) comes up if there's not enough RAM or free hard drive space. :)
     
  11. AllenE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what came up in the terminal when I typed that:
    Index Refs Address Size Wired Name (Version) <Linked Against>

    I have 640MB of SDRAM installed by Apple and over 10GB free hard drive space.

     
  12. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    from terminal type "top" wihtout the quotes. cut and paste the first 6 lines.
    then ctrl-c to get out.

    Code:
    Processes:  74 total, 2 running, 72 sleeping... 261 threads            18:10:44
    Load Avg:  0.38, 0.32, 0.24     CPU usage:  13.0% user, 24.4% sys, 62.6% idle
    SharedLibs: num =  239, resident = 51.1M code, 5.62M data, 8.39M LinkEdit
    MemRegions: num = 11687, resident =  237M + 14.6M private,  159M shared
    PhysMem:  90.2M wired,  361M active,  222M inactive,  673M used, 94.0M free
    VM: 7.48G +  147M   151158(19) pageins, 47528(0) pageout
    
     
  13. AllenE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Processes: 64 total, 2 running, 62 sleeping... 186 threads 21:49:57
    Load Avg: 0.71, 0.53, 0.53 CPU usage: 6.4% user, 17.6% sys, 76.0% idle
    SharedLibs: num = 173, resident = 42.6M code, 4.90M data, 17.5M LinkEdit
    MemRegions: num = 8256, resident = 123M + 13.0M private, 67.9M shared
    PhysMem: 64.8M wired, 117M active, 197M inactive, 380M used, 259M free
    VM: 4.43G + 120M 35023(0) pageins, 0(0) pageouts
     

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