Sleepless Panther

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  1. lucarelli macrumors newbie

    lucarelli

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    I have Panther installed on iMac G4. Everytime I put it to sleep the screen turns dark the light on the LCD turns on, I hear the hard drive stop spinning for about 2 seconds then it turnes back on. I will not sleep at all. I've set energy saving to sleep hardrive (15 Minutes) and display (6 Minutes) . I've a screensaver that turns on after (3 minutes). I've tried using the sleep command in the apple menu as well as the power button sleep option. I've reset the nvram... nothing
    created new user and put to sleep... nothing. Please help.:confused:
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Any external hardware (FW Camera, HD... ) attached to the Mac that can be prohibiting it from sleeping?
     
  3. lucarelli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried it with and without my isight plugin, also disconnect USB printer as well.
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    It did fall asleep running Jaguar?
    Also I assume no apps are running... otherwise no idea. :confused:
     
  5. lucarelli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes no problem with Jag and no apps running. Weird have no clue at all why. Even ran disk utility" repair permissions"
    Don't know if it's a bug in Panther!!
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, possibly....
    Maybe other readers here have the same problem. Or the same iMac.
    Maybe if you could specify which iMac G4 exactly (speed, optical drive, RAM etc.) you have, maybe others with the same iMac can help.

    Good luck.
     
  7. alset macrumors 65816

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    I had similar problems a few times with Jag. Try rebooting and see if it helps - that was the only way I could fix it.

    Dan
     
  8. lucarelli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried rebooting many times and nothing.
    I was hoping that this was a bug in Panther
    that other people might have. This is the first time that I've had a problem that I
    couldn't solve. I don't know if it as something to do with the fact that it's not the retail version of Panther but a download build of 7b85. My setup for other iMac's out there is as follows......
    iMac G4 1ghz 17inch with Superdrive
    with 768 MB DDR
    :confused:
     
  9. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    I have had the same problems with my dual g5. It will not go to sleep. After hitting sleep, the fans will wirl and it will come back on
     
  10. BicyclePunk macrumors regular

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    I had/have the same problem with my Dualie G5. I fixed it in Jaguar by altering the Processor Performance in Energy Saver (in Options).

    But now that I have Panther on the machine, it won't go to sleep. This sucks and any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  11. mediamyrmaid macrumors newbie

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    I have a dual 1.25 G4 running Panther 1.3.1 and I had the same problem -- it would sleep for one second then immediately wake up. This did not happen when I was running Jaguar last week.

    But I just fixed it: I unplugged my USB scanner (UMAX astranet e4570). It sleeps just fine now.

    Good luck. Hope this helps someone!
     
  12. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    If you are using a downloaded version of Panther instead of the retail version then I don't see how you can be complaining about a bug since those pre-release versions were not meant to be someone's main OS, but as a way to work the bugs out before it was released to retail.

    As for sleeping, I have never had a problem putting my PowerBook to sleep. The only thing that would wake it up from sleep while the lid is closed is if I were to plug an external device into it while getting ready to open it up and wake it from sleep. I guess the USB/Firewire ports are auto sensing even when it is asleep.
     

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