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Can't schedule sleep or shutdown

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I had a PB G3 for 5 years, now a G4 for a year, and have never been able to use energy saver to schedule a shutdown or sleep. the time I select comes, and nothing happens at all.
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What do you mean? So if you set it for... say "15 minutes" you wait 15 minutes without touching the mouse, or keyboard or anything. And nothing happens?


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I set 3:15PM, for shutdown, but at 3:15, nada.
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It sounds like there is software that is active in the background…keeping the system from thinking that it is idle.
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