> I have an iBook on OS 9.2 that has been giving me problems with finder
> quits on wake from sleep. It doesn't happen all the time, but often enough
> to be annoying. I've done some research in google groups and tried most of
> the suggestions that were offered for similar problems there, but they
> haven't worked.
> My suspicion is that it has something to do with plugging and uplugging
> USB keyboard and mouse. I think this because most of the time, the iBook
> sits on my desktop and remains plugged into the keyboard and mouse. I
> *never* have finder quits waking from sleep in these cirstances.
> In the summer, I like to work on the back deck, so the iBook gets
> unplugged and transported almost daily. I like to use at least the mouse
> in these cirstances and have now started using a keyboard as well, so
> they get plugged in and out a lot. This is when the problem occurs,
> especially after the iBook has been asleep for quite awhile after being
> unplugged from the USB devices.
> I've tried replacing the Finder prefs and Energy Saver prefs. I've
> tried rebuilding the desktop. I turned off Appletalk and File Sharing. I
> tried different variations of when I unplug the USB devices (before
> putting the iBook to sleep, after putting it to sleep) etc. Nothing has
> made a difference.
> I read one article that suggested replacing the Finder entirely. It's
> been a long time since I did that, but if I recall, I can simply drag and
> drop a new Finder from the install disk to the System Folder, right?
> Any other suggestions on how to solve this aggravating problem would be
> most appreciated.