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How do I use caffeinate to prevent my computer from sleeping while a script runs?

This morning I started a very long running script with: caffeinate python spam.py and when I checked in on the computer several hours later, the computer was asleep! I moved the mouse and the ...
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Virtualbox CentOs guest intermittently loses internet connectivity after sleep on Mac Host

I am using centos 6.2 guest on a Mavericks host in VirtualBox 4.2.18. The guest was working fine for maybe a few dozen sleep/wake-up cycles. But then the internet connectivity mysteriously ...
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What does my mac seem to whirr busily when I browse the web on a laptop?

I'm sitting in my room. There is a Mac Pro, a Macbook Pro and an Airport Extreme router with me. Also an HP server. They're all switched on but idle, the Mac desktop is sleeping. All is pretty quiet ...
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Macbook with lid down goes back to sleep right after scheduled wakeup

I'm trying to run an app from crontab at 3 in the morning. My 2010 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.7.5 is usually turned off at this time of the night, so I'm setting Energy Saver's scheduled wake up at ...
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1answer
792 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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Achieving fast boot, encryption, and battery health on a Mac portable [closed]

My current computer is getting old and I'm going to switch to a Mac when I replace it. I'm looking for a setup that has these properties: Turns on as quickly as possible I still have a usable ...
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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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
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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 ...
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1answer
953 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 ...
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1answer
279 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
267 views

Multiple Scheduled Wakes on Mac OS X

I have a crontab job scheduled to run every hour. I like to sleep and I also enjoy giving my macbook the same privileges. Unfortunately, cron does not execute when the system is asleep. Is there a way ...
2
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1answer
393 views

Keeping Network Running When Closing Lid on MacBook Pro

How can I do this? I'm using Caffeine, but that does nothing about the network (WiFi, internet) from shutting off completely when my lid closes.
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2answers
582 views

Keep Mac running with display off

How can I keep the Mac running (not going to sleep) with its display turned off without having to go to Energy Saving settings to set display sleep to low and computer sleep to high? I tried the ...
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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 ...
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0answers
442 views

iMac wakes up from sleep

I'm having quite an annoying problem with my imac: After I tell it to go to sleep, it wakes back up approximately 5s later. I've taken the following steps to try and diagnose the problem: ...
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1answer
529 views

Macbook restarts when closing lid

Recently I built an SSD (128GB Samsung 470) into a late 2007 Macbook, and swapped the old HDD with the Superdrive, I used Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the system, Desktop, Applications, Library and ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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How do I stop OS X Lion from sleeping when I close the lid on my new Air?

Either pmset noidle doesn't work, or "sleep" doesn't mean what I think it means. If I'm playing Pandora and I shut my lid, I want the music to keep playing. Apparently there's an app called ...
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1answer
3k views

MacBook Pro does not connect to WiFi network automatically

At some point, my MacBook Pro (3,1, Late 2007, running Lion) stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network, e.g. when awaking from sleep. Also, it takes it unusually long (~ 1 minute) from ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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What is preventing my MacBook from sleeping?

I have a MacBook Air and I have noticed that even though I have configured it to put itself into sleep mode after being inactive for 5 minutes it sometimes stays awake. I've usually got a bunch of ...
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1answer
622 views

The perfect cron job as a wake up service

I need a cron job script coded on MAC OS X following the process below: Put the computer into sleep mode on weekdays except Fridays at 10:30 pm. Wake the computer up from sleep, boost the volume to ...
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1answer
940 views

What keeps running when a MacBook Pro is in sleep mode

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep by closing the lid, sometimes I hear the alert notification that plays when the mail program finds new messages in the inbox. This means that the mail program is ...
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2answers
700 views

VPN to a Mac that is in sleep mode

How can I log into and wake up a sleeping Mac remotely through a VPN connection?
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1answer
1k views

How to find out what is preventing my iMac to go to sleep?

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. Everything is running fine, but the mac won’t go to sleep if inactive. The settings are correct. Any ideas what might cause this? I guess some background program ...
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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 ...
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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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1answer
982 views

Mac OS X unexpected wake up after hibernate

OS X 10.6 I use deepsleep widget to put Mac into hibernate without powering DRAM. However Mac always wakes up like 2 hours later unexpected. Things I've checked: No scheduled wake up in Energy ...
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2answers
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How do I keep my Mac from constantly going to sleep?

The system is a PowerPC Mac Mini running MacOS Tiger 10.4.11. When I login (I'm the admin), everything seems fine - until about 10-15 minutes later. Then the system goes into sleep mode. Each time I ...
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Mac OS can't connect to SMB shares after sleep

I used to access my local Windows 2008 file server's SMB shares on my recent (3 weeks old) MacBook Pro without problems. However, for a few days now, it fails to (re-)connect to the server after it ...
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1answer
1k views

Automatically run a program when Mac wakes from sleep

I want to set a program to automatically run when the Mac wakes from sleep. Any idea how to do this?
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6answers
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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 ...
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How do I keep a server connected as a volume after sleep?

This would be in Mac OS X 10.6... I know I can connect a server share as a volume and do so via a script so every time I boot up it gets mapped. How can I make sure that same share is mapped after ...
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2answers
626 views

When did my Mac's HD last sleep?

Is there any app or log that says when my MacBook Pro's hard drive last went into sleep mode? I ask because each night when I close the MBP's lid without being plugged into a power source, the power ...
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2answers
315 views

Why does my mouse and keyboard become disabled when my Macbook returns from sleep?

I am running into problems with my Macbook running OSX 10.6. Sometimes when my machine returns from sleep. The keyboard and trackpad stop functioning. I have to plug in a usb mouse and restart ...
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3answers
426 views

Powerbook Sleep Light?

I have a 17 inch Powerbook G4 with Mac OS 10.5.8 and I always keep it on sleep when I'm not using it. However, the little light on the front of the Powerbook that pulsates while in sleep mode ...
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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 ...
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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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Macbook sleep issues

Since a few days ago the sleep modus on my Macbook isn't working anymore, and I don't know why. After 10 minutes the Macbook isn't falling to sleep as expected. Does anyone have the same problem or ...
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4answers
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Mac OS X auto Sleep prevention

I have a problem with Mac OS X (Leopard) on my MacBook Pro: when I go away for a few minutes my laptop automatically sleeps and all my running applications stop working (such as my downloads). What ...
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2answers
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Why might a Macbook Pro be freezing on resume from sleep?

My Macbook Pro (17" 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.4.11) often locks up when it resumes from sleep. I usually know I'm in trouble when the display brightness doesn't adjust right away. Then it ...
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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 ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
1k views

Monitor sometimes does not go to sleep on a Mac

I have Mac mini with the latest Leopard + all patches. I've set it up for the monitor to go to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, but it just won't turn off. The trouble started last week after ...
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2answers
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How to prevent OSX from putting a computer to sleep when a VM is running in VMWare Fusion

I have discovered the hard way that bad things happen to my VMs if my macbook pro goes to sleep while a VM is running. Is there a way to prevent my computer from being put to sleep when VMWare Fusion ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...