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Oct 24, 2001, 03:58 PM
Question: If I put my iBook 2001 to sleep (with the option in Energy Saver prefs to "wake when modem detects ring" checked) by closing the lid; then a fax comes in, will the machine go ahead and receive the fax with the lid closed?
If indeed it will, and if it's a multi-page fax sent by 9600 baud modem, is there any danger of damage by the machine having to "run" with the lid closed for a bit? Does anyone know the answer to these questions?

The reason I ask is that I'm dying to go to X full-time on my desktop machine, but the fact that I send and receive faxes frequently is holding me back. I realized that I could set my laptop up to be the fax machine (running 9.x, instead
of X as it is now...), and go to X on the desktop. I'm just wondering if it'll really work if the laptop is usually asleep with the lid closed.

An aside: with the laptop always on running X, but asleep most of the time; does it still run it's "housekeeping" routines at night? Or should I be running MacJanitor more often? [It's a utility made for machines running X that
aren't left on all the time. I understand that Unix-based machines need to run occasional cleanup routines to minimize clutter created by all the low-level stuff the OS does to manage data. Something like that, I'm far from an

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