Power Mac :: Wake From Sleep Only With Power Button?

Mar 27, 2012

I still use this old PowerMac G4 (hopefully Apple builds a new MacPro soon!) and when not using it, it is  in sleep mode.Unfortunately my cats like to touch the keyboard, thus waking up my Mac.Is it possible to wake the mac only by pressing the power button?

Info:
Dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4, Mac OS X (10.5.8),

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