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System: OS 10.2.6 G4 Desktop 933MHz My system refuses to sleep. If I hit the sleep command _immediately_ after start-up, it works. But very soon after startup, if I hit "sleep", the screen first goes dark and the disk seems to start spinning down, but then everything starts up again. I've been doing some trial-and-error attempts to kill processes, etc. but so far nothing seems to help. Any suggestions? Tom...

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    Default Computer Won't Sleep

    System: OS 10.2.6
    G4 Desktop 933MHz

    My system refuses to sleep.
    If I hit the sleep command _immediately_ after start-up, it works.
    But very soon after startup, if I hit "sleep", the screen first goes
    dark and the disk seems to start spinning down, but then everything
    starts up again.

    I've been doing some trial-and-error attempts to kill processes, etc.
    but so far nothing seems to help.

    Any suggestions?

    Tom
    Tom Keenan Guest

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    In <keenan1REMOVE-7DCF28.16180130062003news1.news.adelphia.net> Tom
    Keenan wrote:
    > If I hit the sleep command _immediately_ after start-up, it works.
    > But very soon after startup, if I hit "sleep", the screen first goes
    > dark and the disk seems to start spinning down, but then everything
    > starts up again.
    What do you mean by "hit sleep"? If this involves the mouse, it may be
    that you are moving the mouse just after choosing the Sleep menu item (
    or whatever you are doing). This can wake the computer back up. m.

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    In article <20030630172021181-0700news.la.sbcglobal.net>,
    matt neuburg <matttidbits.com> wrote:
    > In <keenan1REMOVE-7DCF28.16180130062003news1.news.adelphia.net> Tom
    > Keenan wrote:
    > > If I hit the sleep command _immediately_ after start-up, it works.
    > > But very soon after startup, if I hit "sleep", the screen first goes
    > > dark and the disk seems to start spinning down, but then everything
    > > starts up again.
    >
    > What do you mean by "hit sleep"? If this involves the mouse, it may be
    > that you are moving the mouse just after choosing the Sleep menu item (
    > or whatever you are doing). This can wake the computer back up. m.
    I've also found that if I put my dual 533 to sleep and then turn off my
    printer it comes right out of sleep. Bouncing the mouse will do it too.
    This is all normal. My computer sleeps very well thankyou.

    Thats just my .o2
    dale j.

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    In article <nospam-E152CA.19374230062003zeus-ge0.rdc-kc.rr.com>,
    dj <nospamnospam.com> wrote:
    > In article <20030630172021181-0700news.la.sbcglobal.net>,
    > matt neuburg <matttidbits.com> wrote:
    >
    > > In <keenan1REMOVE-7DCF28.16180130062003news1.news.adelphia.net> Tom
    > > Keenan wrote:
    > > > If I hit the sleep command _immediately_ after start-up, it works.
    > > > But very soon after startup, if I hit "sleep", the screen first goes
    > > > dark and the disk seems to start spinning down, but then everything
    > > > starts up again.
    > >
    > > What do you mean by "hit sleep"? If this involves the mouse, it may be
    > > that you are moving the mouse just after choosing the Sleep menu item (
    > > or whatever you are doing). This can wake the computer back up. m.
    >
    > I've also found that if I put my dual 533 to sleep and then turn off my
    > printer it comes right out of sleep. Bouncing the mouse will do it too.
    > This is all normal. My computer sleeps very well thankyou.
    >
    > Thats just my .o2
    > dale j.
    By "hit sleep" , I mean "select and execute" (or "invoke") the "sleep"
    command. I do this by using the mouse to select "sleep" from the Apple
    Menu.

    Yes, I do understand that moving the mouse after executing this command
    will wake the system from sleep. I'm not doing that, not in the
    slightest. The system still wakes up immediately.

    I was hoping someone might have a strategy for identifying a background
    process that is running constantly and interrupting sleep. Process
    Viewer might be more helpful if I could view the order in which
    processes were launched (to isolate some 3rd party application process
    that starts running shortly after boot-up).

    Tom
    Tom Keenan Guest

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