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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: iBook sleep during install Reply with quote

I'm installing Gentoo on an 800MHz G4 iBook. A problem that keeps cropping up is that if I leave it running for any length of time then it goes to sleep, with the screen failing to come back on when any keys are pressed. Is there any means of preventing it from doing this, perhaps something in /proc which may be changed?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try turning off pbbuttonsd, I believe it's the culprit turning off your machine. Another option is that the machine is simply overheating, the PMU will turn off the machine itself in that case.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - I'll check for pbbuttonsd.
It may well be the heat, though - kernel compilation in particular seemed quite punishing for an old laptop.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, if it was getting really hot, it was probably overheating. You could try keeping your CPU at the lowest speed, but likely there's an issue with the fans/cooling system.

You could try playing a flash game on OSX, that usually taxes the system quite heavily. If it shut down then, I would suspect hardware.
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