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1answer
796 views

Can “safe sleep” actually be disabled on a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion?

I find that wake on lan stop working after my Mac Mini (late 2012 model, running OS X 10.8.5) has entered safe sleep (which is 4 hours after sleep starts). Because I often travel and want to remote ...
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3answers
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Prevent mac from going to sleep immediately after the closing lid

Everything I can find on this subject prevents your Mac from going to sleep until you specify when you want it to go to sleep. Sometimes I close the lid of my laptop then realize I forgot to do ...
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2answers
2k views

Macbook Air WIFI not working after wake up

I have a late 2010 13" Macbook Air and I have problems turning Wi-Fi on when I wake the computer up. I keep my laptop connected to power, an external screen and a USB ethernet adapter at home and ...
5
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1answer
957 views

Wake a Mac display from sleep via SSH

I'm using Jenkins as a CI server, where I'm SSHing into an iMac running OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4) to run some UIAutomation integrations tests on an iOS app. The iMac actually sits 10 ft from me (but ...
2
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1answer
239 views

MacBook Pro running Windows 7 trouble sleeping

I have Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and everything was working fine until now... now, when I close the lid, the computer doesn't go to sleep completely (fans are running)... when I reopen it, ...
2
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1answer
280 views

MacBook Pro goes to sleep when phone is on it

I have a MacBook Pro 13" with Mountain Lion and sometimes when I place my phone on the computer (usually on the left of the trackpad) the computer goes to sleep with no reason. Although this does not ...
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1answer
661 views

Mac OS X — do not wake up disk after computer wake up

I have 2 disks in MBP: SSD and regular HDD. I keep only data files on HDD and do not need them often. The problem: even if I eject the HDD drive from Finder or Disk Utility, when macbook is awaken ...
5
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1answer
311 views

Preventing closed Macbook from sleeping at startup

I have an old Macbook that I'm going to be tucking in a cabinet for use as a media server. It's currently running InsomniaX to keep it from sleeping when the lid is shut. This works great when I ...
6
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2answers
5k views

Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
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2answers
500 views

Macbook not going to sleep

My macbook does not want to go to sleep when I close the lid or manually choose sleep from the apple menu. Things I have tried: resetting the PRAM resetting the SMC According to PMSET the ...
2
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1answer
156 views

How to disable scheduled sleep warning in Mac OS X Lion?

I'm creating a kiosk. Would like it to sleep at night and wake in the morning. I know about auto sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Trouble is, the Mac puts up a dialog box before sleeping ...
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0answers
194 views

Disallow shutdown/sleep/restart on OSX?

Is it possible to disable shutdown, sleep and restart for non-admin user on Mac OS X? (I am running Snow Leopard.)
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1answer
6k views

Mac: How to log in as different user when Mac requires password to wake from sleep?

If your Mac is set up to require a password when being awoke from sleep or the screen saver is it possible to log in as a different user? If so how?
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2answers
66 views

My friend's Mac Book Pro: Intermittent Lockups

My friend just got a Mac Book Pro recently, and it stopped working after a short while. This is what happened: She placed the Mac Pro on a cooler, and after 3 days to a week the machine froze, ...
2
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1answer
107 views

Want random picture screensaver, then sleep

When I configure my mac (leopard) to use the "random picture" screensaver after 10 minutes, and to go to sleep after 1 hour of inactivity, it won't ever go to sleep. It seems that it refuses to go to ...
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3answers
2k views

Shut down the monitor in a MacBook Pro, without to put it to sleep?

How do I set the monitor to shutdown in a MacBook Pro? I do not want the computer to stop running; I do not wish it to go to sleep.
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0answers
185 views

Stop Mac OS X from un-muting sound when display returns from sleep

I keep my Mac muted at all times; the display turns off after 10 minutes of no use (to save power). This is a good feature, but it "unmutes" the sound when I return. How can I stop it from doing this ...
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10answers
15k views

Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook

I've done some quick Googling but didn't find an answer. I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS and most of my ...
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4answers
765 views

Macbook : Replacing RAM while on hibernate?

Although it is implied that all the content in memory is written to the hard drive under forced hibernation (using pmset), I'm still unsure whether it is safe to upgrade my macbook's memory during ...
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1answer
1k views

Problem with sleep on mac osx snow leopard - when i do ctrl+cmd+eject to sleep, it wakes up 20 secs later

I'm having a problem with putting my snow leopard imac to sleep - when i do ctrl+cmd+eject (or whatever the shortcut is to put it to sleep) it goes sleep, it wakes up 20 secs later. After it wakes ...
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2answers
735 views

Chrome continue download when OS X sleeps

Will Google Chrome continue downloading even when my Mac goes to sleep? EDIT: By sleep, I mean the timeouts I set in Energy Saver Preferences from the battery icon. For example, I set Computer Sleep ...
2
votes
2answers
333 views

Macbook's internal hard drive shutting down every 10-15 seconds

I upgraded my Macbook's internal hard drive from a 400GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue to a 750GB Scorpio Blue and restored from Time Machine. Despite my energy saver settings, the new drive shuts ...
7
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5answers
4k views

iMac with insomnia

I'm having problems with getting my late 2009 iMac (running 10.6.4) to sleep, which it is set to do after fifteen minutes of inactivity. Sleep works fine when manually commanded - the screen, fans ...
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2answers
230 views

What was the name of the Mac application to analyze sleeping patterns?

I remember that about two or three years ago, there was an application that ran on OS X (panther for sure) that you could install on a laptop next to your bed and it will analyze your sleeping ...
4
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6answers
715 views

Mac Book Pro wakes up in my backpack

This has happened to me twice: I press the power button on my Mac Book Pro, choose sleep, close it, unplug everything, confirm that is off (by pressing my ear to it) and put it in my bag. Some ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Stop a Mac from sleeping while a bash script is running, then allow it to sleep as normal once complete

I've got my Mac to wake up during the night and run an rsync to back it up. This is configured through Energy Saver > Schedule. However it seems that it's going back to sleep before it can get ...
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vote
1answer
413 views

How to sleep imac os x 10.6.2?

I have my imac set to sleep after half an hour and often manually choose sleep. It rarely ever stays sleeping. It is becoming problematic because I work with a large volume of files a day and would ...
0
votes
1answer
211 views

UPS behaviour when Snow Leopard is asleep

What is Snow Leopard's behaviour when there is a power failure and it is connected to a UPS, and it is in sleep mode? Will the UPS alarm notification wake OSX?
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6answers
23k views

Should I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, or shut it down every day?

So. I have this Mac Book Pro 3.06 GHz. Coming from Windows Laptops I'm use to ALWAYS as ritual no matter what, shutdown the operating system. I have this feeling of not doing so affects the ...
3
votes
3answers
787 views

My Windows 7 RC screensaver and DPMI power off functions have ceased to work. How can I fix them?

My screensaver in my Windows 7 RC just doesn't get activated, no matter what timeout I put. Even the power saving feature does't put the monitor to sleep. This only happens in Windows. If I reboot ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Terminal: On wake, mount external disk automatically

I'm new to Terminal, so feel free to state the obvious. SleepWatcher runs scripts right before and after your Mac goes to sleep. I've got a script to unmount an external disk before sleep, then ...
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2answers
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Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?

At home, I run my MacBook in clamshell mode (closed lid, external display). This works fine when you're connected to the power adapter, but it doesn't work when running on battery. That's how it's ...
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2answers
478 views

Monitor sleep on iMac with Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) on my iMac (specifically iMac8,1, aluminum). In gnome-screensaver-preferences, I have the screensaver set to come on after 1 minute, and then in ...
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2answers
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How Can I Force Unmount a Network Device on Mac?

Hey guys, I currently do CMD + K in Finder to connect to my Windows computer to be able to browse and use its network shares (i.e. smb://MyPC). It works fine, but sometimes when I click on it, maybe ...
2
votes
2answers
242 views

2008 model iMac doesn't stay asleep

At night, when I'm finished using my computer, I put it to sleep. Most of the time, it will stay asleep. Sometimes, the machine will buzz twice quickly, and then wake back up. No amount of putting ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I automatically unmount my hard drive when I put my Mac to sleep?

I have a misbehaving hard drive that turns itself off when it detects my Mac is asleep. This is bad since OS X doesn't unmount the drive, so I get a nasty error message when the machine wakes up. Is ...
8
votes
1answer
400 views

How do you keep the Mac from accessing the dvd drive on resuming from sleep?

Whenever I resume my mac from sleep (after it has been sleeping for a while), it seeks the dvd drive which can be a little noisy, especially in a meeting. Is there a way to keep it from doing this?