Powerbook lid sleeping

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dagless, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #1
    Ive been leaving my PB on overnight for a while now but I keep having to leave the lid opened, because as all powerbook oweners know closing the lid sends it to sleep.


    so... is there anyway around this? a hack or an option hidden deep, so my screen need not gather dust and such?
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    round the corner
    #2
    Just out of interest what is it that requires you to keep your PB on?

    Or do you just prefer to keep it running?

    There might be a hack for this but i'm not aware of it

    Also if you have a newer PB they can run with their lids shut when your connected to an external monitor
     
  3. Ehlerz macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    #3
  4. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Location:
    BXL
    #4
    I checked the above link for the "sleepless" app (posting it did seem to work Ehlerz ;)).
    Did a google and:
    apparently pmset will do this for you (from the terminal)
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040120215017652
    Man pages show a lidwake argument, no lidsleep so i'm a bit confused. So use sleepless or dig into pmset.

    edit:
    pmset will not do it :eek:
    insomnia will do the trick for you, from the terminal. Maybe Sleepless is the way to go when less confortable with the terminal. They're both free

    Good luck
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Location:
    Reality
    #5
    I could be wrong, but I thought the reason the not keeping the PB on with the lid closed was to prevent overheating.
     
  6. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Location:
    BXL
    #6
    I think the overheating is a real concern of the iBook only, i could be wrong.
     
  7. calhobbes macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    #7
    I'd be interested in doing this to receive faxes.
     

Share This Page