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Computer will not stay in sleep mode if triggered from apple bar sleep option

Message #1 - Posted 2011/11/23 - M. John Matlaw

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds. It will go into sleep mode in accordance to energy setting on its own. I thought I'd try to fault isolate by disconnecting things one by one, shutting down and starting up but when I got down to a bare system and still had a problem I looked at the console log. Unfortunately, I don't really no how to read them. I'm guessing that the problem is with the printer software. Anyway, console output below. Any ideas appreciated. (And yes I did try to sing it lullabies as I clicked on sleep - no luck.) sorry for the lengthy excerpt, I didn't know what, if anything, to edit out. John

11/23/11 12:02:02 PM com.apple.launchd[1] *** launchd[1] has started up. *** 11/23/11 12:02:10 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
11/23/11 12:02:12 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[184]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:02:12 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[184]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:02:12 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:12 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.apple.Kerberos.renew.plist[181]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:02:12 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:13 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-mjohnlaw@me.com-SharedServices[185]) Exited with exit code: 1
11/23/11 12:02:13 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:13 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 8 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:15 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 7 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:15 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 7 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:16 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 6 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:17 PM [0x0-0xb00b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[190] EyeTV Helper version 3.5.2 build 306
11/23/11 12:02:22 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[220]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:02:22 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[220]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:02:22 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:30 PM com.apple.WindowServer[103] Wed Nov 23 12:02:30 M-John-Matlaws-Mac-mini.local WindowServer[103] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.
11/23/11 12:02:34 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[227]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:02:34 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[227]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:02:34 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:44 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[234]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:02:44 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[234]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:02:44 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:02:54 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[242]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:02:54 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[242]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:02:54 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:03:04 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[246]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:03:04 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[246]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:03:04 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:03:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[252]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:03:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[252]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:03:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:03:24 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[260]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:03:24 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[260]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:03:24 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:03:34 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[266]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:03:34 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[266]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:03:34 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:03:44 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[267]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:03:44 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[267]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:03:44 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:03:54 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[268]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:03:54 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[268]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:03:54 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:04:04 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[271]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:04:04 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[271]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:04:04 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 11/23/11 12:04:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[272]) posix_spawn("/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/Server/LOGINserver.app/Contents/MacOS/LOGINserver", ...): No such file or directory
11/23/11 12:04:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver[272]) Exited with exit code: 1 11/23/11 12:04:14 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.brother.LOGINserver) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Message #2 - Posted 2011/11/23 - M. John Matlaw

On 11/23/11 12:50 PM, M. John Matlaw wrote:

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds. It will go into sleep mode in accordance to energy setting on its own. I thought I'd try to fault isolate by disconnecting things one by one, shutting down and starting up but when I got down to a bare system and still had a problem I looked at the console log. Unfortunately, I don't really no how to read them. I'm guessing that the problem is with the printer software. Anyway, console output below. Any ideas appreciated. (And yes I did try to sing it lullabies as I clicked on sleep - no luck.) sorry for the lengthy excerpt, I didn't know what, if anything, to edit out. John

<console output snipped>

Son of gun. Finally spend some time on the problem and for the first time in weeks the sucker stays in sleep mode. If I could only delete my usenet posts I could probably solve most of my problems this way.

Message #3 - Posted 2011/11/24 - dorayme

Previously, M. John Matlaw wrote:

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds.

There are bugs in some Mac OS systems on this. What is your set up? Have you got 'Wake for network access' ticked or unticked in the energy panel? Do you click the lock afterwards? Do you log out and restart and check to see the preference is unchanged?

dorayme

Message #4 - Posted 2011/11/23 - Jolly Roger

dorayme wrote:

Previously, M. John Matlaw wrote:

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds.

There are bugs in some Mac OS systems on this. What is your set up? Have you got 'Wake for network access' ticked or unticked in the energy panel? Do you click the lock afterwards? Do you log out and restart and check to see the preference is unchanged?

Often the cause is a piece of software you have installed that is waking up the machine. For instance I've seen reports of dashboard widgets causing similar behavior:

<http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20962/pixel-fix>

Posted from my iPhone.

Message #5 - Posted 2011/11/23 - M. John Matlaw

On 11/23/11 4:25 PM, dorayme wrote:

In article, "M. John Matlaw"<mjlaw@invalid.invalid> wrote:

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds.

There are bugs in some Mac OS systems on this. What is your set up? Have you got 'Wake for network access' ticked or unticked in the energy panel? Do you click the lock afterwards? Do you log out and restart and check to see the preference is unchanged?

I'm using a MacMini Macmini3,1 early 2009 core 2 duo 2.0 ghz running 10.6.8. 8gb mem. Just swapped out monitors from a 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (M9178LL/A) to a 27-inch 27h LED Cinema display. The problem had started to happen before the switch. 'Wake for network access' is unticked and the lock is unlocked. The settings remain the same between startups with 'Wake for network access' and 'Start up automatically after a power failure' unticked and the other two ticked. This is really strange but the problem seems to have gone away shortly after I posted after having gone on for a couple of weeks. I thought for sure I had it figured out. The only thing I could think of that might have changed since the problem arose is that I started leaving the printer powered down. But I just experimented and after powering down the printer, shutting down the computer and booting up again the problem still seems to have disappeared. I'm beginning to think it's a Heisenberg uncertainty principle type of thing. Observing the problem closely makes it go away. Seems to work with some faucet leaks as well. I'm hoping the logs help if the problem recurs.
Thanks,
John

Message #6 - Posted 2011/11/23 - M. John Matlaw

On 11/23/11 5:27 PM, Jolly Roger wrote:

dorayme wrote:

In article, "M. John Matlaw"<mjlaw@invalid.invalid> wrote:

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds.

There are bugs in some Mac OS systems on this. What is your set up? Have you got 'Wake for network access' ticked or unticked in the energy panel? Do you click the lock afterwards? Do you log out and restart and check to see the preference is unchanged?

Often the cause is a piece of software you have installed that is waking up the machine. For instance I've seen reports of dashboard widgets causing similar behavior:

<http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20962/pixel-fix>

As I posted in my reply to dorayme the problem seems to have gone away for now. I'm still suspicious of the printer software. It shows up repeatedly in the log. Perhaps I'll bug Brother if the problem recurs. Thanks,
John

Message #7 - Posted 2011/11/24 - dorayme

Previously, M. John Matlaw wrote:

On 11/23/11 5:27 PM, Jolly Roger wrote:

dorayme wrote:

In article, "M. John Matlaw"<mjlaw@invalid.invalid> wrote:

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that if I invoke sleep mode the bugger pops up after 5 seconds.

There are bugs in some Mac OS systems on this. What is your set up? Have you got 'Wake for network access' ticked or unticked in the energy panel? Do you click the lock afterwards? Do you log out and restart and check to see the preference is unchanged?

Often the cause is a piece of software you have installed that is waking up the machine. For instance I've seen reports of dashboard widgets causing similar behavior:

<http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20962/pixel-fix>

As I posted in my reply to dorayme the problem seems to have gone away for now. I'm still suspicious of the printer software. It shows up repeatedly in the log. Perhaps I'll bug Brother if the problem recurs. Thanks,
John

There is a terminal way that is claimed to help track the reason at

http://osxdaily.com/2010/07/17/why-mac-wakes-from-sleep/

that you might try if the problem persists.

About your printer, I used to have some problems with this sort of thing on a Powermac, it was more to do with waking up a screen, (there was no way I could use hard disk sleep consistently for other reasons - I let it run all day and night and it was never the worse for it as far as I know). Since I got my Intel Macbook, I never have the printer USB connected unless I am wanting to actually print something (rarely). If you feel it is the printer, perhaps do what I do. A bit of a nuisance I guess if you want to print and go out and expect it to sleep after it has finished.

dorayme

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