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Authored by: dittrich on Feb 13, '02 12:56:08AM

OK, here's my latest info based on 10.1.2....

The hint I originally posted seemed to work pretty well for a while, and when it stopped working, I would just do a "touch" on the plist file in the user area in order to get the timestamp updated. That would work for a while, but then that stopped working too!

Now my only solution to the "timeout to sleep" not working is to restart my machine. It doesn't seem to want to run for more than a couple weeks without requiring a restart in order to restore the "timeout to sleep" feature. :( On the upside, this is the only reason I ever have to restart!

Oh, and I did tell Apple.... Thanks for the push, "another osx user." :)



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keeps sleeping despite Energy Saving settings
Authored by: bro on Feb 17, '02 10:29:53AM

I've had a related but different problem.. the default sleep settings kept kicking in in the middle of rendering a video, and stopping the process in its tracks. I changed the settings, but they didn't take effect. Logged in as admin and changed them, rebooted.. nada!



Finally set a separate Screen Saver setting in the User section of System Prefs to NEVER, too, and that seems to have done the trick for keeping the system from sleeping, but in fact the screen (and maybe the hd) still goes to sleep. So my videos are getting captured/rendered, but it still seems awfully wrong.



note: I've only had this G4 (10.1.??) for a few weeks (ordered in Dec, delivered in Jan) and have done no tweaking. I've posted this to several forums but haven't gotten any adequate replies -- the best said in essence "there are issues with active processes and sleeping in osx.. may change.."



Can anybody help me understand what's going on here?

tnx.



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