Titanium Powerbook lid closed

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by reebzor, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    #1
    I know theres tons of utilities out there for this but none seem to work. I have an old Tibook running 10.5.8 that I want to use as a webserver. I can vnc to it and I wont even need to do it that much so I just want the ethernet and power plugged into it. No KB/Mouse!

    I've tried sleepless, InsomniaX, and caffeine but the same result with each. I close the lid and it goes to sleep. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. reebzor thread starter macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    Yea I understand I can do that, I do the same thing on my macbook pro all the time. But I don't want to have anything connected to this powerbook except power and ethernet. Any other suggestions?
     
  3. reebzor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Plug in a USB device to wake it up, then remove it? I think it should stay awake.

    To truly fix this, you could take apart the computer and remove the magnet that trips the sensor...
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    you need to plug in a usb keyboard and mouse ,otherwise it will just sleep , for clamshell mode it needs a usb device to wake it up to use clamshell mode and that all the vram goes to the external monitor
     
  6. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    you could just open it up and unplug all cables from the display, so the powerbook wouldn't know you shut the lid
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    just out of curiosity , if you only want to use it without display , why not sell it and just get a mini for that money , i mean you get more money for the powerbook then a g4 mini would cost you and the mini has no probs whatsoever running without display and install osx tiger server would be a easy thing to get a perfect server ?:confused:
     

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