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Mac Mini ('07 Intel Core 2 Duo 1.87) HTPC will "display sleep" during VLC session

Message #1 - Posted 2007/10/25 - YLu.Personal

JR,

So I investigated into the hard disk spin down option online and found out that, although there is that option in system preferences, it doesn't work all that well. It apparently just works with external hard drives. I found a terminal command here:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17122 So I just ran that command in terminal. The speed is dramatically improved when exiting full screen although the screen still does turn white. It is a blink of an eye rather than a 10 second illuminating white. Still turning white, doesn't happen on my Macbook or anything else when exiting full screen. I don't know, but I have some direction now.

Message #2 - Posted 2007/10/25 - Jolly Roger

Previously, YLu.Personal@gmail.com wrote:

JR,

So I investigated into the hard disk spin down option online and found out that, although there is that option in system preferences, it doesn't work all that well. It apparently just works with external hard drives.

No that's definitely not the case. It does indeed work with internal drives.

I found a terminal command here:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17122

If you're talking about the pmset command, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that's the exact same command Energy Saver uses for drive slep. So you haven't really changed anything by using it. ; )

So I just ran
that command in terminal. The speed is dramatically improved when exiting full screen although the screen still does turn white. It is a blink of an eye rather than a 10 second illuminating white. Still turning white, doesn't happen on my Macbook or anything else when exiting full screen. I don't know, but I have some direction now.

I'm wondering if something else you messed with actually caused this change.

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JR

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