help with some external screen config with my powerbook g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by boneskid1, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    ok so long story short i have a 17" powerbook g4 that is hooked up to an external display and it works just fine expect one thing......... the display itself is having issues and for the first 5 or so minutes the screen flashes and i think this i due to a bad capacitor. but if there is some way in which i can put the powerbook to sleep and keep a screen saver running on the external screen so it would have continuous power to it. if this cant be achieved i might just see if i can get the g4 to go into the screen saver and have it displayed on the other screen.

    if you can help i would really appreciate it, but i still need to check out the capacitors

    Thanks ahead of time,
  2. macrumors G3


    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    Set your Mac not to sleep and use a screen saver. There are a number of good one's out there other than the defaults. I use a flipclock screensaver called Fliqlo.

    My screen is at least doing something useful when it's off.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    i dont want to run it in clam shell because i want both screens
    i will try the sleep suggestion

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