Hi. Forgive me if these questions have already been answered...I tried searching for these issues and couldn't find anything on the USB issue, and what I found on the shutdown issue was confusing.
Anyways, I bought my dell mini with 10.5.5 pre-installed from ebay, so I don't know the specific details of the installation. I bought it like that because I'm not that good with troubleshooting, so I was hoping to avoid it... so much for that. Everything seems to be working well (sleep doesn't work, and card reader don't work, but that's expected cause nobody's works) but I'm having 2 issues that I don't know if anyone else is experiencing.
1. My USB ports don't work unless they have the device plugged in at startup. For expample, if I turn it on with no USB devices plugged in, then plug in an ipod or a thumbdrive etc. it will be powered, but it won't mount. If i shutdown, plug the device in, then start up, it will be mounted. This is kind of a pain, It would be nice not to have to shutdown everytime I want to plug somethng in.
2. Shutdown. If my computer is plugged in to power, it shuts down normally. The issue comes when it is running on battery. I go to apple > shutdown, the screen turn off, but the power light stays on, and all devices stay powered, so I don't think it is really shut down, and I have to hold the power button until it shuts down (is this harmful?). I searched and it seems like this could be related to the audio drivers, but I'm a bit reluctant to start trying things because I didn't do the install and don't know how it was done.
Does anyone have any suggestions?