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Mac Mini PPC will not sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2006/07/28 - scottyscotty

Hi.
1stly, I am a switcher. I love my MAC, it is so refreshing coming home and using my MAC after a day in my Windows centric job as a Sys Engineer.

But I have a problem with my MAC now not sleeping by its self. I can put it to sleep manually though. It used to and I can not think of any thing I did to stop it.

I have tried deleting the power prefs plist. Resetting the NVRam at startup Option+Command+P+R ( I think, but it did reset.)

I have no attached printers. Or anything USB except my Apple KB and MS mouse.

It does not sleep for another limited account I have setup either.

How do I track this down?
Thanks Scotty

Here is a list of the processes/
246 Activity Monitor 5.60 scott 2 11.11 MB 154.48 MB
255 AppleSpell 0.00 scott 1 1.88 MB 37.34 MB
62 ATSServer 0.00 scott 2 2.35 MB 57.62 MB
176 automount 0.00 root 3 1.05 MB 28.73 MB
162 automount 0.00 root 3 1.09 MB 29.02 MB
56 blued 0.00 root 1 1.82 MB 36.93 MB
35 configd 0.00 root 3 1.80 MB 29.23 MB
36 coreaudiod 0.00 root 1 1.98 MB 31.03 MB
60 coreservicesd 0.00 root 3 7.09 MB 36.32 MB
99 crashreporterd 0.00 root 1 200.00 KB 26.61 MB
150 cupsd 0.00 root 2 1.54 MB 27.84 MB
43 DirectoryService 0.00 root 3 2.04 MB 29.52 MB
37 diskarbitrationd 0.00 root 1 1.02 MB 27.13 MB
44 distnoted 0.00 root 1 836.00 KB 27.02 MB
77 Dock 0.00 scott 2 5.43 MB 149.55 MB
21 dynamic_pager 0.00 root 1 168.00 KB 26.63 MB
152 Finder 0.00 scott 5 17.13 MB 172.02 MB
190 iCalAlarmScheduler 0.00 scott 1 2.83 MB 135.19 MB
188 iTunes Helper 0.00 scott 1 1.65 MB 130.07 MB
0 kernel_task 1.10 root 40 76.48 MB 879.91 MB
30 KernelEventAgent 0.00 root 2 604.00 KB 27.19 MB
25 kextd 0.00 root 2 944.00 KB 27.55 MB
192 Kodak EasyShare Wireless Listener 0.00 scott 1 3.52 MB 138.56 MB 1 launchd 0.00 root 3 512.00 KB 27.68 MB
63 loginwindow 0.00 scott 4 5.87 MB 151.04 MB
79 lookupd 0.00 root 2 1.33 MB 28.51 MB
180 lpd 0.00 root 1 516.00 KB 26.63 MB
236 mdimport 1.20 scott 4 4.08 MB 42.07 MB
31 mDNSResponder 0.00 root 4 1.07 MB 28.41 MB
136 mds 0.70 root 8 3.97 MB 42.70 MB
38 memberd 0.00 root 3 620.00 KB 27.66 MB
187 MicrosoftMouseHelper 0.10 scott 1 1.84 MB 131.59 MB
32 netinfod 0.00 root 1 600.00 KB 26.95 MB
120 nfsiod 0.00 root 5 188.00 KB 28.62 MB
41 notifyd 0.00 root 2 468.00 KB 27.21 MB
157 ntpd 0.00 root 1 376.00 KB 26.86 MB
72 pbs 0.00 scott 2 1.85 MB 53.91 MB
247 pmTool 0.90 root 1 1.04 MB 36.47 MB
158 rpc.lockd 0.00 root 1 196.00 KB 26.67 MB
221 Safari 13.40 scott 10 75.70 MB 268.91 MB
39 securityd 0.00 root 1 1.65 MB 28.49 MB
33 syslogd 0.00 root 1 416.00 KB 26.64 MB
151 SystemUIServer 0.20 scott 3 7.26 MB 152.82 MB
48 update 0.00 root 1 224.00 KB 26.61 MB
58 WindowServer 2.80 windowserver 2 33.52 MB 162.72 MB

Message #2 - Posted 2006/07/28 - Hans Aberg

Previously, scottyscotty@gmail.com wrote:

1stly, I am a switcher. I love my MAC, ...

Which definition is it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC ?

Hans Aberg

Message #3 - Posted 2006/07/28 - Hans Aberg

Previously, scottyscotty@gmail.com wrote:

But I have a problem with my MAC now not sleeping by its self. I can put it to sleep manually though. It used to and I can not think of any thing I did to stop it.

I have noticed that my Mac sometimes has problems going comatose, but it can happen if there are some resources telling it to remain awake, like a browser page that is automatically updating or something.

But don't worry about it, as sleep may be connected with kernel panics, and other problems. You might turn it off altogether.

Be sure, though, if you have a LCD screen, to put the display to sleep after awhile, in order to not burn out the backlight - the screen saver alone will not help you there.

Hans Aberg

Message #4 - Posted 2006/07/30 - scottyscotty

I found the problem.
A print job was in the q. Don't know how it got there but it was trying to print. Deleted it and my Mac now can sleep in peace.

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