my too-active iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ero87, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    I shut down my pre-isight iMac G5 every once in a while when i go to sleep (I figure it could use some rest; is there any logic behind this?) anyway, each morning I find it's back on again! I have the setting "restart after power supply is cut off" on, but this is just a standard shut-down. Why is this happening? And should I be shutting down my cmputer, ever?
     
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Oooohhh. It's a story where we each add one word.

    was
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Check the Energy Saver settings, click the "Schedule" button, and make sure that the computer isn't set to wake up at some time automatically.

    Also, do you have animals that might touch the keyboard or mouse at night?
     
  4. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    A mouse might be banging the mouse ;) poor things are eaily confused.
     
  5. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Yellow you were right, it was set to "start up or wake" at 7 every morning.

    Does anyone know if it's advantageous to leave the computer on all the time, or to give it occasional rest? Or does it just not matter.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Edit: Sorry, posted too late!

    As per yellow, who posted as I was getting a screen shot ;), make sure it looks like this:

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    It's fine to leave it on, esp. if you have it sleep (at least the screen), but you'll save power if you shut it off. Note that the Mac will do some cleanup, typically at night, so if it's always off (or asleep) then, you'll need to either reschedule that or do it yourself.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Cool. Turn that off and you're good to go.

    If it's Tiger, then when you wake it up, launchd will run and do the appropriate script running, so you don't really need to worry about it.

    As for keeping it on all the time, sure, that's not a problem. Sleeping saves energy.
     

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