Whenever I try to wake up my computer from sleep, there is about a 20 second wait before I can actually use the computer. Turning off AppleTalk cuts this down to less than 3 seconds, making it virtually instant. I read somewhere that the slow down is caused by the MacOS trying to scan the AppleTalk network to search for devices, thus explaining why it's faster if I turn off AppleTalk.
But I don't want to turn off AppleTalk, because I use a printer that requires AppleTalk, and I don't want to constantly turn off and on AppleTalk whenever I want to print.
Does anyone know of any solution (or suggestions) to this "problem"?
This computer is an iMac 350, running MacOS 9.04, but I don't think this problem is specific to this system.
Another option I have is to replace the stock hard drive in the machine with a quiet one, so that I don't have to put it to sleep when it's not being used (the only reason I put it to sleep is because the hard drive noise is so damn irritating). But that's for another topic.