I've read practically every question and answer I can find that mention the pmset command, after I discovered it was behind the most frustrating thing about my new MacBook Pro. I say MY MacBook Pro, it actually belongs to my employer - that may have a bearing later on, I'll come back to that.
I've used Macs for 20 years, and I've owned three Powerbooks/MacBooks in that time. I'm used to just closing the lid (power lead plugged in or not) and coming back to it and just resuming what I was doing.
This new machine keeps shutting down when it's in sleep mode. I open the lid and get the big white apple log on a black background and have to log in and wait while it attempts to restore my windows.
Sure, Apple have made a good fist of getting applications back up and running again, but many of the applications I use clearly don't get a chance to save their state before the computer turns itself off. They go back to the state they were in the last time the app was launched, not the last time it was being used. I have to re-open projects, move windows back where they were, restore documents that have emergency backups etc.
I just want the old sleep routine back. I've used pmset to turn hibernate mode to 0, which is what everyone says to do but it doesn't work. It's obviously to do with the EU energy saving law, so I figured it might be the standbydelay setting so I've turned that off too. I've messed about with all the settings, turning everything off to just get the thing to sleep normally and that's whether it's plugged in, or on battery. I'm prepared to take the modest hit on battery life. I'm on battery at the moment and here are my current settings:
standbydelay 0 standby 0 halfdim 1 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage powernap 0 gpuswitch 2 disksleep 3600 sleep 5 autopoweroffdelay 0 hibernatemode 0 autopoweroff 0 ttyskeepawake 1 displaysleep 5 tcpkeepalive 1 acwake 0 lidwake 1
One possible wrinkle I'm vaguely aware of is that FileVault is enabled. Like I said, it's a work computer so I'm not permitted to disable FileVault. I understand this may have some bearing on my options but I'm not sure exactly what.
I have resorted to playing streams overnight with the volume all the way down just to stop me having to start all over again in the morning but that's not really an option when on battery power.
What on Earth do I need to do to get normal sleep operations the like of which I've been used to for a fifth of a century?