> On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 04:07:26 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gave us:
>>I have a small problem which over the long run (years) has become a
>>nuisance. I never switch off my machine so whenever I approach it I only
>>need to unlock it (the box is located in a shared office). Unfortunately,
>>it appears that I need to use a few keystrokes to wake up the machine
>>first. Otherwise, my input keystrokes (password) get devoured and by the
>>time the machine wakes up, the password is incomplete (wrong) and needs to
>>be e-typed if you see what I mean. Because the monitors are in the process
>>of waking up (CRT's), I cannot tell exactly what is going on for the first
>>Over the past year or two, I tried changing the screen saver to "blank
>>screen" and also changed the priority of the screen saver to no avail. Is
>>there a simple way of just approaching a sleeping machine and enter the
>>password while the CRT's come back to life? I don't mind disabling
>>auto-sleep altogether as I don't pay the bill. As already mentioned, this
>>problem is minute, but if it hits 700 time a year, it is worth resolving.
>>Thanks in advance,
> Do you have a wireless keyboard? They also "sleep"...
> If you use your mouse to initiate the awakening, does the keyboard
> input still get missed keystrokes?
Good question. Well, the keyboard and mouse are both PS/2. Over the course
of the past 2 years I tried all sorts of combinations. The keyboard is
quicker in waking up the machine and bringing up the password prompt, or at
least that's my feeling/suspicion. Perhaps polling for keyboards and mice
varies. I typically hit space several time, then many backspaces and then
enter the password (while the screens are still dimmed).
If I use the mouse first (as I used to do), I am fairly sure that I still
Roy S. Schestowitz