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Problem with scheduled wake-up/sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2001/08/13 - Paul Van Cotthem

I would like my iMac to automatically wake-up every day at a specified time, next have Entourage download my e-mail, and then the iMac should go to sleep again at a specified time about 15 minutes later.

I am trying to accomplish this using the 'Scheduled Wake-Up and Sleep' in the Energy Saver control panel of Mac OS 9, but can't get it to work right:

- waking up the Mac at a specified time works fine
- MS-Entourage downloads my mail just fine, using a repeating connection - however, the iMac does NOT go to sleep at the scheduled time (it just keeps running)

Any tips on how I might get this to work?

I have a broadband cable connection via the ethernet port.
I am running Mac OS 9.2 on an iMac DV/SE.
I am running no other application except the Finder and MS-Entourage.

Paul Van Cotthem

Message #2 - Posted 2001/08/13 - Kelly Sugden

I don't think you can schedule a sleep time if another application is running or the finder is not in the foreground. If I have Outlook express running.. my mac will not sleep *automatically* (however the monitor will switch to standby and I think my HDs will spin down automatically) until I switch to the finder.

Oh.. And how did you get OS 9.2 on your iMac? I thought 9.2 only came with the Quicksilvers?! :)

...Kelly...

Message #3 - Posted 2001/08/13 - David Baker

I'm not sure about making the computer sleep 15 minutes later, but if it helps at all there is a sleep command in the Finder that is scriptable with AppleScript. Maybe you could write a script that would be run on startup that would check your e-mail, wait 15 minuts (this is the part that I don't know how to do) and then put the computer to sleep.

David

in article 01HW.B79D3F5D0029DA2105AC11A0@news.pandora.be, Paul Van Cotthem at paul_van_cotthem@NOSPAMmac.com wrote on 8/12/01 11:25 PM:

I would like my iMac to automatically wake-up every day at a specified time, next have Entourage download my e-mail, and then the iMac should go to sleep again at a specified time about 15 minutes later.

I am trying to accomplish this using the 'Scheduled Wake-Up and Sleep' in the Energy Saver control panel of Mac OS 9, but can't get it to work right:

- waking up the Mac at a specified time works fine
- MS-Entourage downloads my mail just fine, using a repeating connection - however, the iMac does NOT go to sleep at the scheduled time (it just keeps running)

Any tips on how I might get this to work?

I have a broadband cable connection via the ethernet port.
I am running Mac OS 9.2 on an iMac DV/SE.
I am running no other application except the Finder and MS-Entourage.

Message #4 - Posted 2001/08/13 - John Noble

Shot in the dark: if your mail program does not automatically close the connection to your ISP, the instruction to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity will be thwarted by the open connection to the ISP. There should be an email preference that closes the connection after it retrieves the mail, but that of course is a pain when you're answering email you receive during the day.

John Noble

Previously, paul_van_cotthem@mac.com wrote:

I would like my iMac to automatically wake-up every day at a specified time, next have Entourage download my e-mail, and then the iMac should go to sleep again at a specified time about 15 minutes later.

I am trying to accomplish this using the 'Scheduled Wake-Up and Sleep' in the Energy Saver control panel of Mac OS 9, but can't get it to work right:

- waking up the Mac at a specified time works fine
- MS-Entourage downloads my mail just fine, using a repeating connection - however, the iMac does NOT go to sleep at the scheduled time (it just keeps running)

Any tips on how I might get this to work?

I have a broadband cable connection via the ethernet port.
I am running Mac OS 9.2 on an iMac DV/SE.
I am running no other application except the Finder and MS-Entourage.

Message #5 - Posted 2001/08/14 - Tom Stiller

Previously, John Noble wrote:

Shot in the dark: if your mail program does not automatically close the connection to your ISP, the instruction to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity will be thwarted by the open connection to the ISP. There should be an email preference that closes the connection after it retrieves the mail, but that of course is a pain when you're answering email you receive during the day.

Are you sure? I have an 'always on' cable modem and my 9.1 system has no problem sleeping, whether automatic or manually (via AppleScript).

Previously, paul_van_cotthem@mac.com wrote:

I would like my iMac to automatically wake-up every day at a specified time, next have Entourage download my e-mail, and then the iMac should go to sleep again at a specified time about 15 minutes later.

I am trying to accomplish this using the 'Scheduled Wake-Up and Sleep' in the Energy Saver control panel of Mac OS 9, but can't get it to work right:

- waking up the Mac at a specified time works fine
- MS-Entourage downloads my mail just fine, using a repeating connection - however, the iMac does NOT go to sleep at the scheduled time (it just keeps running)

Any tips on how I might get this to work?

I have a broadband cable connection via the ethernet port.
I am running Mac OS 9.2 on an iMac DV/SE.
I am running no other application except the Finder and MS-Entourage.

Tom Stiller

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Message #6 - Posted 2001/08/13 - David Baker

in article tomstiller-D12A20.20182013082001@news1.rdc1.nj.home.com, Tom Stiller at tomstiller@bigfoot.com wrote on 8/13/01 5:18 PM:

Previously, John Noble wrote:

Shot in the dark: if your mail program does not automatically close the connection to your ISP, the instruction to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity will be thwarted by the open connection to the ISP. There should be an email preference that closes the connection after it retrieves the mail, but that of course is a pain when you're answering email you receive during the day.

Are you sure? I have an 'always on' cable modem and my 9.1 system has no problem sleeping, whether automatic or manually (via AppleScript).

Ditto

Previously, paul_van_cotthem@mac.com wrote:

I would like my iMac to automatically wake-up every day at a specified time, next have Entourage download my e-mail, and then the iMac should go to sleep again at a specified time about 15 minutes later.

I am trying to accomplish this using the 'Scheduled Wake-Up and Sleep' in the
Energy Saver control panel of Mac OS 9, but can't get it to work right:

- waking up the Mac at a specified time works fine
- MS-Entourage downloads my mail just fine, using a repeating connection - however, the iMac does NOT go to sleep at the scheduled time (it just keeps running)

Any tips on how I might get this to work?

I have a broadband cable connection via the ethernet port.
I am running Mac OS 9.2 on an iMac DV/SE.
I am running no other application except the Finder and MS-Entourage.

Message #7 - Posted 2001/08/14 - Paul Van Cotthem

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 2:18:31 +0200, Tom Stiller wrote
(in message <tomstiller-D12A20.20182013082001@news1.rdc1.nj.home.com>):

Are you sure? I have an 'always on' cable modem and my 9.1 system has no problem sleeping, whether automatic or manually (via AppleScript).

Hi Tom,

could you send me an example of your 'sleep' AppleScript via mail please? Thanks.

paul_van_cotthem@mac.com

Message #8 - Posted 2001/08/14 - Tom Stiller

Previously, Paul Van Cotthem wrote:

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 2:18:31 +0200, Tom Stiller wrote (in message <tomstiller-D12A20.20182013082001@news1.rdc1.nj.home.com>):

Are you sure? I have an 'always on' cable modem and my 9.1 system has no problem sleeping, whether automatic or manually (via AppleScript).

Hi Tom,

could you send me an example of your 'sleep' AppleScript via mail please?

tell application "Finder"
sleep
end tell

Tom Stiller

PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3 7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF

Message #9 - Posted 2001/08/14 - Paul Van Cotthem

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 13:52:07 +0200, Tom Stiller wrote
(in message <tomstiller-CC2107.07520714082001@news1.rdc1.nj.home.com>):

could you send me an example of your 'sleep' AppleScript via mail please?

tell application "Finder"
sleep
end tell

That simple huh ;-)

And is there any way to "wake up" the Mac using software, except for the "Energy Saver" control panel"?

Paul Van Cotthem

Message #10 - Posted 2001/08/14 - Tom Stiller

Previously, Paul Van Cotthem wrote:

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 13:52:07 +0200, Tom Stiller wrote (in message <tomstiller-CC2107.07520714082001@news1.rdc1.nj.home.com>):

could you send me an example of your 'sleep' AppleScript via mail please?

tell application "Finder"
sleep
end tell

That simple huh ;-)

And is there any way to "wake up" the Mac using software, except for the "Energy Saver" control panel"?

I dunno; I never had to do it. My email client checks for mail on schedule and it seems to be able to maintain its schedule so I just wake the computer manually when i want to use it.

Tom Stiller

PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3 7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF

Message #11 - Posted 2001/08/14 - DssW Support

Previously, Paul Van Cotthem wrote:

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 13:52:07 +0200, Tom Stiller wrote (in message <tomstiller-CC2107.07520714082001@news1.rdc1.nj.home.com>):

could you send me an example of your 'sleep' AppleScript via mail please?

tell application "Finder"
sleep
end tell

That simple huh ;-)

And is there any way to "wake up" the Mac using software, except for the "Energy Saver" control panel"?

We produce a product called DssW Power Manager. It is a Mac automation and power management suite. Its features include the ability to schedule your Mac to start up, shut down, sleep and wake up to a schedule. DssW Power Manager is also fully scriptable.

<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/>

It may be of some interest to you, particularly if you find Apple's Energy Saver control panel limiting.

Yours sincerely,

DssW Support
--
support@dssw.co.uk
Powerful Macintosh Software
http://www.dssw.co.uk

Message #12 - Posted 2001/08/14 - Paul Van Cotthem

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 21:46:31 +0200, DssW Support wrote
(in message <140820012046314172%support@remove.dssw.co.uk>):

And is there any way to "wake up" the Mac using software, except for the "Energy Saver" control panel"?

We produce a product called DssW Power Manager. It is a Mac automation and power management suite. Its features include the ability to schedule your Mac to start up, shut down, sleep and wake up to a schedule. DssW Power Manager is also fully scriptable.

<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/>

It may be of some interest to you, particularly if you find Apple's Energy Saver control panel limiting.

Thanks for the tip.
I'll give it a try.

Paul Van Cotthem

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