Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by Bailey Leg » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 09:33:36


Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

I just bought one used, and the seller told me it could. Seems to me,
well, it isn't. After it's allegedly asleep it makes just as much
noise as when it wasn't asleep, which makes me suspicious. Or is it
asleep but the fan's still running?

If it truly isn't sleeping, should I shut it off at night, or leave it
on?

Thanks in advance!
 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by massell » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:48:11


No. See the section on deep sleep at the bottom of the following
article: < http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;.



Shut it down.

 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by shamin » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 06:08:25

"Bailey Legull" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

As was already posted, not really. The display will be turned off and
the hard drive will spin-down, but the CPU will remain active (hence the
fans).


Depends on your personal preferences.

Computers tend to last longer if they're not powered on/off a lot, but
you're wasting power by leaving it on when you're not using it.

There are some people that will insist on one opinion or the other. Use
your own best judgement.

FWIW, one of my computers - the PowerMac G4 that acts as a server for
the rest of my home LAN - is never shut off or put to sleep (but I do
turn off the display when I'm not using it). My iBook is put to sleep
when it's not in use. My other computers (assorted PCs and Macs) are
powered off when I'm done with them, unless I think I'm going to use
them again in a few hours.

-- David
 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by Bailey Leg » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 03:06:23

Guys, thank you very much. I checked four -- count'em, four -- OS X
"bibles," and while every one had pages and pages about sleeping, not
one said G3s *didn't*.

I finish with the computer by ten at night, going back to work maybe
tennish the next morning, so I think shutting it off is warranted.
Plus, I just had a monitor go up in flames so I sleep better knowing
everything's off.
 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by massell » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:49:35


It's complicated by the fact that the laptops, whatever their processor,
have always been able to sleep. I suspect that the push to add deep
sleep to desktop Macs came from that guy at Apple who thinks personal
computers should be elegant, consumer-friendly devices rather than ugly,
noisy boxes that scream "I am a machine" 24 hours a day.
 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by Nullibicit » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 03:34:32

In article <1hpxoln.eckf2q1rufeppN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




From what I remember, there was no sleep function on Macs at all until
the first PowerBooks came out in the '90s, then the function migrated to
desktop Macs. I figure the sleep mode available now is deeper than it
used to be.

--
Nullibicity
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by Clark Mart » Wed, 20 Dec 2006 02:38:58

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



You can always set it to automatically start up at, say, 9 AM so it's
ready for you in the morning.

--
Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"
 
 
 

Can blue-and-white Mac G3s running OS X go to sleep?

Post by Kevin McMu » Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:19:18

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



The Yosemite B&W G3 running a Classic OS will run in pulses of activity
while sleeping. The bus activity light flickers dimly as programs
continue to run in slow motion. Under OS X, computation stops but
everything seems to be powered on.

The rumor is that a hardware bug prevents deep sleep. You'll see that
there's a tiny switching power supply behind the power button with a
cable running to the RAM slots. The machine's hardware was definitely
meant for deep sleep but it's disabled in software.