I am so frustrated with this machine. I love it and want to keep it. I want to make it more than it started out as. But I am always stymied by something. The problem is (if you have not followed this saga) that the screen keeps going to sleep (goes black, power button goes yellow), but the CPU does not (I can do things like click on start apps, continue playing iTunes, and even shut down/restart the computer).
Everyone says that the problem is the analog board (not to mention the smart-asses who have nothing nice to say about the Rev A iMac, especially one's trying to run X), but these problems only ever present themselves under OS X, indicating a software issue. But the other side of the coin is that I have updated firmware and am right now running vanilla X.2 (just the core OS and the BSD installed, nothing else and now settings applied beyond the bare minimum for networking on a fresh 4GB drive).
I have been wanting (for a very long time) to replace the CRT and analog board with a 14" LCD recovered from a Lombard/Pismo, in hopes of getting away from this problem (and producing a cool hack).
I really want to run X on this machine, but it seems that this machine has other ideas.
I could always make it a really sweet Classic machine, but some of the apps I love are not there like Mail (not OE, Mail) and Safari.
I do not expect replies to this, I just really needed to rant.