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Authored by: frgough on Nov 01, '07 11:08:27AM

I installed Leopard on an 800 MHz "lamp" model iMac using the tried and true firewire target disk mode from a supported machine (in this case a PowerBook G4).

Performance is excellent, but Apple says unsupported for a reason. Screen sharing in iChat will not work, and if you sleep the iMac, the video will be completely garbled and unusable on wake. Those are the only two things I've discovered in the past several days of use.



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Sleep Deprived Video on 800 MHz iMac
Authored by: Criss_Hyde on Nov 01, '07 04:54:10PM

I have had a similar experience installing to an 800 MHz iMac in target disk mode. Everything looked good until what I call "sleep deprived video" kicked in. I have disabled several means that invoke sleep. I haven't tried the iChat yet. /criss



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Authored by: TvE on Nov 02, '07 01:05:19AM

I did the exact same thing since I will use that machine as my new music jukebox, the inability to be able to sleep (or perhaps actually to be able to get the video back after wake from sleep!) is actually not a good thing for a machine that really could benefit from allways being on, but sleeping most of the time.


I am waiting + hoping that some time soon some clever head will be able to find a workaround so the machine can sleep+wake so I can save a lot on my electric bill ;-)



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