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Possibly recover from a freeze without a reboot
Authored by: MarkHolbrook on Feb 09, '06 06:21:38AM

This is interesting because I always have trouble moving my powerbook which is sleeping to the office where I plug in a USB keyboard. Many times the act of plugging in the USB keyboard (done while its asleep) will cause it to wake up. Then the keyboard doesn't work.

My reason for doing this is I want to keep the lid closed and use and external monitor as well. I've actually found it easier to simply shutdown and restart when I'm gonna move from home to office.



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Possibly recover from a freeze without a reboot
Authored by: cwatts on Feb 10, '06 02:15:31PM

I sometimes get similar freezes- seemingly related to Safari.

I discovered, quite by accident, that pounding the "Return" key a few times almost always fixes it.

cw

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Possibly recover from a freeze without a reboot
Authored by: raggamuffin on Feb 11, '06 06:56:59AM

If you connect or disconnect a USB device from a sleeping Mac notebook with the power cable plugged in, it will wake up; if you unplug the power first, then the keyboard, it will stay asleep. It will however wake up again when you plug the power back in...



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