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Software Recommendation for iOS app to wake Ubuntu computer with MAC Address

I have an Ubuntu media server set up. Currently, I can only wake it up remotely from a Terminal command on my Macbook Pro: alias wakeserver="cd ; ~/bin/wakeonlan -f ServerMACAddress.txt ; cd -;" ...
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MacBook Pro Hibernates Straight Away

Whenever my Mac goes to sleep when its on battery, it straight away saves its contents to the hard drive and powers off, going into a deep sleep. This gets really annoying when I walk away for 10 ...
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Weird graphics issues after waking MacBook up

After locking my Mac and waking it up a few hours later this is how it looks: Also, some of the icons look weird after restarting the system (for example not fully rendered time machine icon: ) ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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MacBook Pro Fails to Sleep Properly

I have a MacBook Pro 17" (late 2009 model) 2.8ghz Core2 Duo running MacOs 10.8.4 which has developed a problem going to sleep which I've been trying to isolate for the past several months. Here is one ...
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iMac wakes up without any noticeable reason

I have a iMac 27" late 2012, OS X 10.8.4 and last night it woke up from sleep-mode while I was 3 meters away from it. Nobody but me was in the room. The login-Screen was visible. After some seconds ...
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Mac mini stops blinking in standby

I'm on Macmini6,2 with current firmware and 10.8.4. When I send it to sleep it starts its on and off fading status LED thing to indicate it is now asleep. When I come back a few hours later, it is ...
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Mac Pro won't sleep any more

The past couple days, command-option-eject no longer puts my Mac Pro to sleep. I haven't done any software updates in that time. No process seems to be doing anything very interesting, or ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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Mac Book Air mid-2012 completely disappeared disk

I've tried to wake up my Mac Book Air from sleep today, but I got a black screen. After waiting 10 min, I decided to shut it off by holding the power button a few sec. After restarting, I had a ...
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How might text be selected while typing the login password on my Mac?

When I wake up my Mac I am presented with the login screen. I begin typing my password in the empty password text box. After typing the first few characters, the password text becomes highlighted ...
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External Display Won't stay asleep: stuck in sleep / wake loop

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (running Mountain Lion) connected to an HP Pavilion 23xi external display. The external is connected via DVI-->Thunderbolt adapter, is set as the primary display and the ...
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Wake on demand not working with Apple TV 3 & iMac Mountain Lion

I have an iMac (mid 2008) with Mountain Lion. I recently bought an Apple TV 3 and read that this can enable Wake on Demand via Bonjour sleep Proxy. I've followed the guide at ...
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MacBook Air awakes in the night (when a sleep)?

Just curious, i have a old USB mouse connected to my MacBook Air. I noticed that in the middle of the night (when the cover is closed an MBA is a sleep). The LED (red) inside the mouse is turned on ...
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Retina Mac shows gray screen when waking up

This is the first time that my Retina MacBook Pro wakes up from sleep with a gray screen. After about 10-20 seconds, the MacBook falls asleep again. Some points that might be relevant: The only ...
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MacBook Pro won't wake up when stacked on another sleeping MacBook Pro

I noticed a really weird behavior on my MacBook Pro today. I have two of them at work, a 13" late 2011 (which I don't use often), and a 13" early 2011 where I put a SSD (which is my main computer). ...
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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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screen on my MacBook Pro goes completelly black after login

I was fixing my Mac partition by rebooting and holding CMD+S and then typing fsck -fy It found some issues and (probably) fixed them. Now when I boot into MacOS after some time the screen goes ...
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Wake Other Computers from Mac OSX

Is there a terminal command within Mac OSX that will allow me to use WOL (Wake On LAN) to wake up other computers? Windows has wolcmd, is there an equivalent within OSX? I am trying to wake a ...
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What is the difference between pmset and systemsetup sleep options?

On my MacBook Air 2013 (Mountain Lion): pmset has the following sleep settings: $ pmset -g ... disksleep 10 sleep 1 displaysleep 2 while systemsetup has the ...
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How do I stop my 2013 Macbook Air from putting the computer to sleep?

I've been fiddling with my new Haswell macbook air (with Mountain Lion), and there's a difference between the "energy saver" settings on my macbook vs my 2011 iMac. On my iMac, there's a "Computer ...
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Keyboard stays lit during sleep

When I put my computer to sleep the keyboard stays lit. It is a July 2012 rMBP. I always have to turn down the brightness manually which is really annoying. Does someone know how to fix this? Also ...
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detect powernap from the command line

I like to plug in my macbook and SSH to it from my Windows machine to take advantage of my 27" monitors, and do work in the shell and in Vim. Now i know that supposedly the machine is capable of ...
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sleepimage file size

I'm planning a clean install of my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6 and I want to make a partition (among others) only for the sleepimage file. Here's the problem: the partition's size. I know that this ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 crashes after Thunderbolt display disconnect and sleep

At work I run my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (with Mac OS X 10.8.3 Snow Leopard) lid-closed with two Thunderbolt displays. If I disconnect the power and displays, walk to a conference room, and re-open ...
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MacBook Air screen turns off randomly

I had my MacBook Air 13" 2011 for almost 2 years now. And right from the start I kept having this weird issue: sometimes while I'm working on it, the screen (and the monitor attached via displayport ...
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Macbook Air not waking up from Suspend/Sleep with rEFInd boot manager installed

Having installed both rEFInd 0.6.10 (updated to 0.6.11) via its install.sh and Ubuntu 13.04 on another partition I can now choose on a MacBook Air to boot either MacOS or Linux. When running MacOS ...
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Logitech Wireless Mouse Non Functional After Sleep?

I have a Logitech Wireless Mouse with Unifying Receiver plugged into my iMac - and when the computer is put to sleep (cmd alt eject), after wake it will not respond to mouse movement. If the computer ...
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Why does my MBP sleep on Mountain Lion and often not wake up

I recently upgraded my Macbook Pro late 2010 to Mountain Lion (from Snow Leopard). Now it has this problem where it will sometimes sleep and not wake up. However, I hear that the computer is still on, ...
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App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3

OS X 10.8.3 Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6Ghz quad-core i7, set up with 2 displays, like this: Thunderbolt Port HDMI Port /*****************|------|**********\_______________ | ...
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Any way to know what wakes an Mac up?

Regularly while sleeping my Mac wakes up and i'd like to know if there is some kind of log of what trigged the waking. (Mouse click ? Keyboard ? WOL Magic Packet ? Something else ?) I'm on late 2012 ...
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How to select which disks are allowed to sleep?

There is an option "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" in Mac OS X's preferences: Is it possible to configure which disks Mac OS X can put into a sleepy state? For example, I want to ...
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Quickly dim the iPod Touch by hitting the power button twice on the lock screen?

I've always wondered if this was a feature or not. When I'm on my iPod Touch's lock screen, then I hit the power button twice, the first hit will sleep the device, the second will wake it again but ...
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Keeping the mac awake when running certain applications?

I need to keep my MacBook Air awake when running certain applications. But when I put the display to sleep, often the whole system suspends after a few minutes. Specifically I run Air Video Server on ...
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Finder slow after wake up from standby mode

I have 4 or 5 Network shares in my Favorites bar in the Finder. Any time the Macbook wakes up from Standby, the Finder takes forever to show up. If I remove the Network shares from the Favorites bar, ...
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How to prevent sleep while a Time Machine backup is in progress?

I'm one of those greatly suffering from the problem with TM in which the entire backup sparsebundle on a NAS gets corrupted if the Mac goes to sleep in middle of a backup operation. There's a long ...
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Wake on demand no more working

I was using Wake on Demand (not WOL) to access my mac remotely. I was able to turn in on from LAN or internet through SSH, VNC or HTTP. The problems came when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. Initially ...
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Real sleepmode WITHOUT hibernation

As the most people, I also googled after setting the hibernatemode, and found the following command: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 ... which should enable the RAM-only sleep mode. I also deleted ...
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Mac wakes on scheduled power event that recreates itself every day

At 2:14 every morning, my Mac wakes. Looking at the logs, I see it's a scheduled event, but nothing shows up in System Preferences > Power. When I go to terminal, and run pmset -g sched, I see ...
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Unexpected system crash upon sleep

Last night I put my macbookpro9,1 (running 10.8.3) to sleep by closing the lid; this morning I found out it had been shutdown completely. I can't explain this behavior; my paranoid side suspects an ...
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External hard drive spinning up during sleep

Every time I close the lid on my macbook air, my external hard drive seems to spin up for about 5 seconds every 30 seconds, and this will go on continuously, even for several hours. The noise itself ...
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My Macbook falls asleep everytime that I pick it up?

If my MacBook is sitting on the desk and I go and pick it up, it will fall asleep and will not wake up regardless of pressing space bar or pressing the power button. Literally the only way I can get ...
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Is it necessary to eject an external drive before sleeping? [duplicate]

I have a question similar to a previous one about ejecting before shutting down. Is it necessary or recommended practice to eject external drives before putting a Mac to sleep, whether it be via an ...
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How to cut message “This computer has been scheduled to go to sleep automatically” and send it to sleep immediately?

It's about a Mac mini connected to a touchscreen running at public school, displaying a browser in kiosk mode. I want the Mac to go to scheduled sleep after school is over. Energy Saving PrefPane lets ...
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16GB of RAM makes MacBook Pro's fans go wild before sleep?

I recently: installed 16 GB of RAM (1600 MHz); on my late-2011 15-inch MacBook Pro; running OS X 10.7, aka Lion; with an Apple SSD drive. According to Apple my MacBook Pro only supports a ...
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How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
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Sleep mode problems with external Monitor

After the latest update (10.8.3), I encountered a problem. When my external Acer monitor is connected (via HDMI) while trying to put my MacBook Pro into sleep mode, everything works fine. But ...
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Do I need Hibernate option ON for my Retina Macbook Pro?

I have a Retina MBP and have the following settings using pmset -g As you can see below, standby is 1 and hibernationmode is 3, meaning that I have DEEP SLEEP turned on, after 7200 seconds. Do I ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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Coming out of screen-lock, sometimes my machine will sleep/lock 30 seconds after

I haven't pinpointed any potential triggers yet, but sometimes when I come out of sleep or from having a locked screen, after typing my password in and re-entering the OS, about 20 or 30 seconds ...