iBook wake from sleep problem

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ian Gregory, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Ian Gregory

    Ian Gregory Guest

    I have a problem on wake from sleep with iBook running 10.3.2
    Never saw it before 10.3.2 and have not seen it yet when I put
    machine to sleep myself, only when the power manager does it.

    When I press the power button to wake from sleep things seem
    OK in that I get the dialog asking for my password, but then
    there is about a 1 in 5 chance of getting a black screen. This
    is NOT a problem with the backlight because I can still see and
    move the cursor on the otherwise black screen. The Only way out
    I found is to hold down the power key till machine shuts down.

    So I turned on sshd and the next time it happened I got in
    using Putty from my friend's Windows machine (oh the shame!).
    Everything seemed to be working but how to regain control?
    After a bit of mucking about this process caught my eye:


    I decided to try killing it and my iBook screen came to life
    with a login window. Ok, so I had to log in again but that is
    much better than having to power-cycle.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction. I am not quite
    ready to give up and disable power management.

    Many thanks,

    Ian Gregory
    Systems and Applications Manager
    Learning and Information Services
    University of Hertfordshire
    Ian Gregory, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. Ian Gregory

    Alan Quirt Guest

    I have had similar problems. Sometimes I can break out of it by closing
    the case, waiting til the pulsing light tells me it has gone to sleep,
    then opening the case again and re-entering the password.
    Next time I plan to try an unconditional kill of the front process by
    using cmd-option-shift-esc as soon as I have entered my password.
    Alan Quirt, Feb 12, 2004
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