I haven't been able to get my system to go to sleep ever since I installed OS X. I also cannot find any information about this on the Apple Support Site. Has anybody got this to work? If so, what is the secret?
What I'd like to know is specifically, will true sleep be working on both PowerBooks and desktops? By true sleep I mean that it truly enters a low-power mode that won't eat your battery - not just blanking the screen and blinking the light.
In 4k78 sleep works perfectly on a TiBook 500. It works on a G4/400, but only if I remove the Adaptec 2906 SCSI card. With the card installed, the Sleep option is grayed out from the Apple menu, and hitting control-Eject won't even bring up the sleep/restart/shutdown dialog.
It's a standard PowerMac G4 500x2, 4 months old. The only unusual things are: a SCSI card (factory installed), and a couple of USB gadgets (Microtech CameraMate and Belkin Serial Adapter, neither of which have OS X drivers AFAIK...). If the SCSI card is the problem, is there anything I can do about it?
I got 2x 450 with SCSI, 2nd internal HD, and 2nd Video card...I'm not sure the SCSI card has to do with it though. I know I can only get X to boot for me if allm y SCSI devices are unplugged, my 2nd monitor is in, and my 2nd internal HD is off, sometimes the 2nd HD can be on though that's weird. But I can't sleep either, I determined it is either the SCSI card or my second video card...b/c sleep was iffy in 9.1 b/c of my second video card. But I know USB is not it b/c I got a kensington webcamera, macally mouse, and a gravis gamepad...They just arn't recongized by X.
On my PB G3/300 (Old), sleep works wonderfully in the GM. It's goes to sleep more quickly and awakens virtually instantaneously. I haven't tested any power issues with PC Cards, though, and haven't really done much in the way of testing battery utilization.