Powerbook lid sleeping


Original poster
Jan 18, 2005
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?


macrumors 65816
Jun 2, 2003
round the corner
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

redeye be

macrumors 65816
Jan 27, 2005
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)
Man pages show a lidwake argument, no lidsleep so i'm a bit confused. So use sleepless or dig into pmset.

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

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