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Wake from Sleep Probs

Message #1 - Posted 2012/12/29 - Bill

MacBook Pro, mid-2012, 500 GB HD, 16 GB RAM, OS 10.8.2 ML Problem started a month or so ago, started keeping log about a week ago. Has happened 3 times since started log.
I normally leave the computer running all the time, let it sleep on idle time at default setting. Normally wakes up and runs OK, but sometimes has a problem.

Symptoms: wake after sleep. Mail, Safari don't work, give spinning beachball. Airport indicator in menu bar shows searching for network, continuous. Other computers see the network just fine. Can launch and use some applications that do not need network connection. Cannot quit Safari, mail. Have to force them to shut down. Cannot re-launch finder. Cannot do normal shutdown, have to do force shutdown by holding down the power button. After force shutdown, can start up, runs normally.

Similar symptoms each time.

Discussion groups on Apple web site show other problems waking from sleep.

Submitted a bug report to Apple.

Other ideas? Similar experiences?

Message #2 - Posted 2012/12/29 - Wes Groleau

On 12-29-2012 22:07, Bill wrote:

Symptoms: wake after sleep. Mail, Safari don't work, give spinning beachball. Airport indicator in menu bar shows searching for network,

This happens to me occasionally on a 2009 iMac. But the menu options Turn Wi-Fi Off / Turn Wi-Fi On will always (so far) fix it

continuous. Other computers see the network just fine. Can launch and use some applications that do not need network connection. Cannot quit Safari, mail. Have to force them to shut down. Cannot re-launch finder. Cannot do normal shutdown, have to do force shutdown by holding down the power button. After force shutdown, can start up, runs normally.

I don't get the other symptoms, but the Wi-Fi cycle would be worth a try. ------------
I had another peculiar problem for a while. We have several devices in the house, four different operating systems. Almost daily, some of them would lose Wi-Fi access to the internet but not to each other. Wired ones had no problem. Was usually ALL Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) but sometimes they'd be fine and Windows would be cut off. Sometimes Wi-Fi on/off fixed it, sometimes not. But always rebooting the modem fixed it.

Solution was to plug the modem into an appliance timer to turn it off and back on once each day.

Wes Groleau

“Brigham Young agrees to confine himself to one woman, if every member of Congress will do the same.”
— Weekly Republican, 1869

Message #3 - Posted 2012/12/30 - billy

Bill <bbcollins@earthlink.net> writes:

Problem started a month or so ago, started keeping log about a week ago. Has happened 3 times since started log.
I normally leave the computer running all the time, let it sleep on idle time at default setting. Normally wakes up and runs OK, but sometimes has a problem.

I had a similar problem with a slightly older model. I wound up restoring the entire system from a backup made when all was ok. That put me back at November 7th - luckily there was nothing I wanted to keep after that. My guess is something got corrupted in the filesystem, but I didn't try to find out what.

I am not letting it sleep any more. All I do on it is run Safari (to known good sites, like my bank) and the terminal emulator, so I suspect the problem came from it going to sleep in the middle of doing something...

Billy Y..

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Message #4 - Posted 2012/12/30 - dorayme

Previously, Bill wrote:

MacBook Pro, mid-2012, 500 GB HD, 16 GB RAM, OS 10.8.2 ML Problem started a month or so ago, started keeping log about a week ago. Has happened 3 times since started log.
I normally leave the computer running all the time, let it sleep on idle time at default setting. Normally wakes up and runs OK, but sometimes has a problem.

Symptoms: wake after sleep. Mail, Safari don't work, give spinning beachball. Airport indicator in menu bar shows searching for network, continuous. Other computers see the network just fine. Can launch and use some applications that do not need network connection. Cannot quit Safari, mail. Have to force them to shut down. Cannot re-launch finder. Cannot do normal shutdown, have to do force shutdown by holding down the power button. After force shutdown, can start up, runs normally.

Similar symptoms each time.

Discussion groups on Apple web site show other problems waking from sleep.

Submitted a bug report to Apple.

Other ideas? Similar experiences?

First what does Disk Utility say about your file system? Is all kosher on the verification?

What sort of internet connection do you have? Do you have the same trouble when you turn airport off and put it to sleep, set Safari to show a blank page on start up?

In other words, change a few variables to narrow the possibilities.

What exactly are your energy settings?

dorayme

Message #5 - Posted 2012/12/30 - Bill

Previously, Bill wrote:

MacBook Pro, mid-2012, 500 GB HD, 16 GB RAM, OS 10.8.2 ML Problem started a month or so ago, started keeping log about a week ago. Has happened 3 times since started log.
I normally leave the computer running all the time, let it sleep on idle time at default setting. Normally wakes up and runs OK, but sometimes has a problem.

Symptoms: wake after sleep. Mail, Safari don't work, give spinning beachball. Airport indicator in menu bar shows searching for network, continuous. Other computers see the network just fine. Can launch and use some applications that do not need network connection. Cannot quit Safari, mail. Have to force them to shut down. Cannot re-launch finder. Cannot do normal shutdown, have to do force shutdown by holding down the power button. After force shutdown, can start up, runs normally.

Similar symptoms each time.

Discussion groups on Apple web site show other problems waking from sleep.

Submitted a bug report to Apple.

Other ideas? Similar experiences?

Submitted bug report to Apple. Got a response telling me what to do next time it happens: Note the time (hrs:min:sec), log in to Admin user, copy the Console log entries around the event time, send back to Apple for analysis.

I plan to do that next time.

This might be useful approach for others who experience oddball problems.

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