why is this so retarted?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thebiggoose, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. thebiggoose macrumors 6502

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    I want to leave my macbookr unning with the lid closed to encode video and such. I looked and found doze, insomnia x, and sleepless. for some reason, none of these work with 10.4.8 yet! does anyone have any idea?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Nope, 10.4.8 broke these apps, and it doesn't appear that they can be fixed unless Apple releases some code that doesn't appear to be forthcoming.

    Currently the only way to do it is to connect your MB to an external display, monitor and mouse.
     
  3. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Or you could set the screen to go to sleep after a minute or so and just leave it open. It will stay awake and do the work you task it with.
     
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  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    You also have to make sure you connect it with your MB already closed. Otherwise, you go into Dual screen mode.
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Which you can probably just change to "mirrored" in the monitor preferences, can't you? I am yet to venture into Intel world, but on my ibook and my roommate's powerbook, that's what you do...
     
  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Yup. OSX on the PPC is the same OSX on the Intel, well, when it comes to Universal Apps, you get the added luxury of having PPC apps
     
  8. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    haha.. i suppose he means reTARDed

    what purpose do you want to do this for?
     
  9. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I was actually going to say something about that, but you beat me to it. :p
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Mmmm... tarts.....
     
  11. thebiggoose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, i want to do it so my creennames stay on all night with away mesages, and to encode video overnight, sometimes also to play music. I dot wnt to ust leave it open because it attracts dust and one of my cats could mes things up
     
  12. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Do you have an external monitor? I'm assuming you do as you have a Mac Mini. Plug it in to that and when you go to bed just turn the external off.
     
  13. calculus Guest

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    Oooooh! Are they lemon curd? Can you email me one?
     
  14. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    The Insomnia kernel extension is being actively developed by the Sleepless developers (who get paid for Sleepless :'( ) as for InsomniaX i am waiting on the 10.4.9 release or 10.5 to see if that fixes the changes that came in 10.4.8

    From what i hear in Sleepless is they have worked a solution but it is not a pretty solution
     
  15. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    those are chinese pastries, or more specifically, egg custards. no lemon involved, i dont think.
     
  16. calculus Guest

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    Damn, they look just like them...
     

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