The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
673 views

How do I remotely destroy parts of my Macbook hard drive?

I would like to connect to my Macbook through a reverse shell to be able to delete data remotely. It will have an internet connection through WLAN The hard drive will not be removed from the computer ...
1
vote
0answers
112 views

Remote shell every N seconds on macbook pro while lid is closed?

I would like my macbook to connect via a reverse shell to my server while the lid is closed. Can I wake it up from sleep every N seconds/minutes and try to connect, and if no connection is ...
4
votes
1answer
990 views

Prevent laptop with external monitor from reverting to built-in screen after waking from sleep

I have a new HP Mini Note running Windows 7 Starter. It mostly stays on the desktop with an external widescreen and whenever I'm not using it I close the lid, thus putting it to sleep. Now more often ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Wake Mac mini running Windows 7 using Apple remote

I have just installed Windows 7 Pro 32 bit to a 2010 Mac mini (using Bootcamp). I also have the current (2nd gen) Apple Remote. How can I wake the machine from sleep under Windows 7 with the remote? ...
0
votes
1answer
526 views

Laptop will not properly go to sleep or wake up from sleep mode

I have a Toshiba A505 laptop with Windows 7 SP1 and Nvidia Geforce 310M with driver version 266.58. The issue I am having is that the laptop doesn't always properly go to sleep or properly wake from ...
1
vote
2answers
908 views

Windows 7 wake from sleep problem

For the past few days on I've been experiencing an odd problem on my main Windows 7 (64 bit) box in that the machine doesn't reliably wake from sleep. (Specifically, the hard drives/fans, etc. sound ...
3
votes
2answers
10k views

How can Windows 7 be set to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am every day?

I'm trying to figure out how to get Windows 7 to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am on a daily basis. I'm looking at Windows' services and there is a Shutdown.exe that can run, but it only seems to have a ...
1
vote
2answers
278 views

How can I figure out exactly which process is keeping my Mac from going to sleep and waking it up?

I have read this knowledgebase article, but would like to know if there's a way to tell exactly which process is causing my Mac not to follow the sleep schedule I have set in System Preferences > ...
1
vote
2answers
239 views

Is there a realiable way to troubleshoot wake up from sleep in Windows?

Is there a reliable way to troubleshoot laptop wakes? I've seen "heuristics" posted here and there but isn't there really a simple and deterministic way to tell what's causing a problem? ...
2
votes
1answer
612 views

Wake from sleep using USB device attached to docking station?

Is it possible to wake a laptop (Lenovo T410 in this case) via a USB keyboard or mouse connected to the docking station? I moved my dock off my desk to reclaim space, but the power button is a bit of ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
0
votes
1answer
499 views

Monitor not “waking up” Not sure if harware or settings

Running Win 7. After manually puttinng computer to sleep, oftentimes when I move the mouse to wake up, the screen remains black and I can't hear computer ramping up. Does not happen all of the time. ...
1
vote
1answer
621 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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Finding the cause why a laptop wakes itself from sleep

My new Windows 7 64bit laptop keeps waking up from sleep. I tried various things and still it wakes up: Disconnecting the mouse\keyboard Disconnecting it from the LAN Keeping it with the lid closed ...
1
vote
1answer
619 views

Will sleep/wake buttons work on bluetooth keyboard

I am thinking about buying a wireless (bluetooth) keyboard to my laptop. I am wondering whether it would be possible to put my laptop to sleep and wake it up via this wireless keyboard. As a matter of ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

How do I wake up a MacBook with it's lid still closed?

I want to wake my sleeping macbook up with lid close. I tried the "schedule" option in energy saving but failed. Is there any way to let macbook wake up itself while the lid is kept close? Thanks a ...
0
votes
2answers
945 views

Is it possible to have Wake-up-on-demand with a third party WiFi router?

Apple on their website describes a new feature in 10.6 - Mac OS X v10.6: About Wake on Demand. This functionality lets Time-Capsule or Air-port to wake a Mac from the sleep mode. So here comes my ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Can I wake up a MacBook using a timer?

I would like to learn if it is possible to wake up a MacBook (running Mac OS X 10.6) from sleep using a timer? Is there such a application for Mac OS X? I would like to wake up a computer and turn on ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode

I'm got a custom built PC running 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. So far everything works great except for one thing: it will not wake up from sleep mode for a wake timer or scheduled task. Sleep mode ...
1
vote
0answers
912 views

Can't disable wake-on-mouse

I have Windows 7 installed on Asus M4A785-T MBO. In BIOS, power settings are set to S3 (ACPI), and there is no S4 option. Wake on (lan, keyboard, mouse, etc.) - all of these are disabled in BIOS. ...
3
votes
1answer
976 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 ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Task scheduled to wake laptop - only works when lid is open

I am running Windows 7 Starter on an Acer Aspire One laptop. I want my laptop to automatically run a task (backup the HDD to a network drive) once a week in the middle of the night. I scheduled the ...
1
vote
0answers
622 views

EloTouch touchscreen suspends correctly but does not come out of standby on Ubuntu 10.04

I am using an EloTouch touchscreen on a minimal Ubuntu 10.04 installation. I have a bare Xserver running without any desktop environment, just an xterm. The touchscreen is working great, but there is ...
9
votes
1answer
806 views

wake-up by the computer

some time ago(10 years back) I've read on PC Magazine that some mainboards have some settings which allow to a computer to open at a certain hour. I need to make my computer to wake me up in each ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Automatically run a script or a program on wake from standby in Windows 7

I have a buggy driver for my Wifi USB dongle. Every time the computer wakes from standby, the wifi is disabled. I created a script to restart the device, but I have no idea how to automatically run ...
2
votes
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?
2
votes
2answers
256 views

Dell Dimension running Fedora12 does a “Sleeping Beauty” and I am not a “handsome prince”!

Dell Dimension 2350 with a Pentium IV processor and integrated video and network chips running Fedora12 does a "Sleeping Beauty" and I, apparently, am not a "handsome prince"! The system puts video ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

progress bar for Hibernation in Windows Seven

On XP, during hibernation a progress bar shows me how long I have to wait for completing the operation. On Seven, I see no progress bar and the monitor turn off at once while the OS saves the ram on ...
4
votes
6answers
714 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How to turn-on/wake-up a laptop without opening the lid?

I use my laptop with 2 external monitors and external keyboard (I use it as a desktop at home), but when I go out I only take the laptop of course. What bothers me is that I always have to open and ...
1
vote
4answers
8k views

Wake computer from sleep/standby without BIOS support for WOL?

Just bought a new home PC and the nice folks at HP disabled the Wake-On-Lan feature in my motherboard. Are there any other options for waking the computer from Sleep/Standby mode? I'd like to take ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Computer turns itself on after any off mode

Whenever I shut down my computer, or put it in sleep/hybernate, it turns on after two seconds. It doesn't post, it just powers on and then idles. To actually turn it off, I switch off the psu. The ...
1
vote
1answer
95 views

Banning certain programs from using wake from sleep

Is it possible to ban a particular program from waking up the computer from sleep on Windows 7. The media center update is becoming really irritating turning my computer on all the time.
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Preventing laptop wake up when opening the lid on linux

My laptop is broken and the lid does not lock. So I want it not to wake up when the lid is open. I use ubuntu, but gnome-power-preferences does not have any option like that (only to close the lid). ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Touchpad button assignments don't persist with Lenovo T400 on WinXP

I have a Lenovo T400 notebook with Windows XP on it. I usually use the TrackPoint, and almost never use the TouchPad. I do a look of work on Linux over VNC, in my setup the middle mouse button is ...