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Someway to *not* wake up OS X?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/09/08 - DaveC

e-Mac, when sleeping wakes up when keyboard is bumped.

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

Or is any such USB activity automatically a wake-up call for OS X?

e-Mac; OS X 10.2.8

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Morten Dreier

DaveC wrote:

e-Mac, when sleeping wakes up when keyboard is bumped.

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

My experince is that macs wake up when the _mouse_ is bumped - not the keyboard. Are you sure that the keyboard is the problem?
I flip the mouse over if I don't want the machine to wake up - on the back it can't wake anything... :-)

Morten Dreier
http://morten.dreier.no/

Message #3 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Gregory Weston

Previously, Morten Dreier wrote:

DaveC wrote:

e-Mac, when sleeping wakes up when keyboard is bumped.

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

My experince is that macs wake up when the _mouse_ is bumped - not the keyboard. Are you sure that the keyboard is the problem?
I flip the mouse over if I don't want the machine to wake up - on the back it can't wake anything... :-)

Simply moving either item shouldn't wake the computer up. Moving the mouse will wake up the screen if it has gone into power-save mode but the machine hasn't yet gone to sleep.

Clicking the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard will wake the machine. That's been the case for as long as Macs have had a sleep mode, and I don't recall ever seeing a way to configure it.

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Message #4 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Brian Rost

DaveC wrote:

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

I assume you didn't mean the keyboard was being "bumped" but that some key had been depressed. I have the same problem when my car decides to walk across the keyboard ;)

Or is any such USB activity automatically a wake-up call for OS X?

Yes, any USB activity will cause a wake up. This is actually intended as a convenience feature; if I turn my printer on, plug in my pen drive or my camera my iMac wakes up.

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Brian Rost
Stargen, Inc.

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Message #5 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Barry Margolin

Previously, Brian Rost wrote:

DaveC wrote:

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

I assume you didn't mean the keyboard was being "bumped" but that some key had been depressed. I have the same problem when my car decides to walk across the keyboard ;)

Is your car named Christine? :)

Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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Message #6 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Neill Massello

DaveC wrote:

e-Mac, when sleeping wakes up when keyboard is bumped.

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

Or is any such USB activity automatically a wake-up call for OS X?

Waking is not actually controlled by the operating system running on the CPU, but by the PMU (Power Mangement Unit). AFAIK, there is currently no way to set the PMU to ignore signals or disturbances on the built-in USB ports, although the touch buttons on Apple displays can be disabled. I'd rather have my desktop Mac wake only in response to the power button on the display or the case.

Message #7 - Posted 2004/09/10 - ward mcfarland

Brian Rost wrote:

I have the same problem when my car decides to walk across the keyboard ;)

I *HATE* when that happens.

Message #8 - Posted 2004/09/10 - David Magda

ward@megawolf.com (ward mcfarland) writes:

Brian Rost wrote:

I have the same problem when my car decides to walk across the keyboard ;)

I *HATE* when that happens.

Set the parking brake: it works wonders.

David Magda <dmagda at ee.ryerson.ca>, http://www.magda.ca/ Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. -- Niccolo Machiavelli, _The Prince_, Chapter VI

Message #9 - Posted 2004/09/11 - David C.

morten@nowhere.fast.invalid (Morten Dreier) writes:

I flip the mouse over if I don't want the machine to wake up - on the back it can't wake anything... :-)

Doesn't work with an optical mouse. Something moving above the sensor can trigger a wake-up.

You can, of course, disconnect the mouse (easy if it's plugged into the USB port on the keyboard) before putting the Mac to sleep. That'll take care of the problem, although not in the most convenient way.

-- David

Message #10 - Posted 2004/09/10 - Jerry Kindall

Previously, David C. wrote:

morten@nowhere.fast.invalid (Morten Dreier) writes:

I flip the mouse over if I don't want the machine to wake up - on the back it can't wake anything... :-)

Doesn't work with an optical mouse. Something moving above the sensor can trigger a wake-up.

You can, of course, disconnect the mouse (easy if it's plugged into the USB port on the keyboard) before putting the Mac to sleep. That'll take care of the problem, although not in the most convenient way.

Use a cordless mouse with a power switch on the bottom, like the sexxay new Logitech MX1000. Or really, any cordless mouse with a cradle will work, just put the mouse in the cradle.

Jerry Kindall, Seattle, WA <http://www.jerrykindall.com/>

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Message #11 - Posted 2004/09/11 - Jaco Schoonen

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

I assume you didn't mean the keyboard was being "bumped" but that some key had been depressed. I have the same problem when my car decides to walk across the keyboard ;)

Or is any such USB activity automatically a wake-up call for OS X?

Yes, any USB activity will cause a wake up. This is actually intended as a convenience feature; if I turn my printer on, plug in my pen drive or my camera my iMac wakes up.

I just find it very inconvenient. I usually forget that I used my printer (it's on a shelf out of view) so if I switch off my printer after I put my computer to sleep, it wakes up the computer :-(

Message #12 - Posted 2004/09/11 - Wolf Lahti

Previously, Jaco Schoonen wrote:

Is there any way to not wake up the e-Mac is the keyboard is bumped. Maybe limit wake-up to only when the mouse button is clicked?

I assume you didn't mean the keyboard was being "bumped" but that some key had been depressed. I have the same problem when my car decides to walk across the keyboard ;)

Wait a minute.
I want to more about this walking car. ;)

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