I've just gotten FC3 installed on an original ibook (G3 @ 300MHz). It's
actually working quite well. The system is primarily a stock install
from the ISO images.
I want to get sleep working, and had no idea how to do so, since I
haven't installed Linux on a Mac since about 1999. I did some searching
and it seems that sleep is fully supported on the G3 ibooks. What I
didn't see is how to achieve it.
I eventually caught wind of the pmud daemon, but couldn't find it
anywhere for FC3. In fact the only thing I could find was the RPM at
It's for FC2, but I figured I would give it a shot. It works, mostly.
Closing the lid does put the machine to sleep, however
1) If I'm in X11 when I close the lid, the machine sleeps, the HD powers
down, and the light throbs, but the screen stays *turned on* with a text
console (displaying messages about what has been shut down for sleep).
2) If I'm in runlevel 3 when I close the lid, the machine sleeps find
and the display turns off as well.
I can't check what happens in runlevel 5 when I close the lid while on a
virtual console because I can't figure out the magic sequence of
control-option-Fn-F1 to press.
I wonder if this is a kernel issue or a pmud issue? Should I be looking
for a newer version of either? The pmud I have is
and I have tried with two different kernels:
2.6.9-1.667 (stock install)
I've got some other nagging issues, but I will send those in a separate
message. Any help with this one is appreciated!
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