How to wake mac up using apple remote?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by neo179neo, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. neo179neo macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    Slight little problem, got a 2011 mini and use it as HTPC with plex, however when its sleeping it wont wake on me using apples remote, is there a fix at all?

    Thanks
     
  2. houstonwkv macrumors newbie

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    it is possible

    If you can downgrade to snow leopard that is the easiest way to gain that functionality back.
    Otherwise

    install
    http://www.iospirit.com/products/remotebuddy/
    and its driver

    then set it up fully

    - test to see if you can wake it up with the remote

    if you Cant then uninstall remotebuddy and it should work.

    I did this successfully with a macbook pro last summer after I figured out that lion removed that functionality.


    If you are on snow leopard already I would still give remote buddy a try.

    *if you want to try to save some $, then try just installing http://www.iospirit.com/labs/candelair/ first*
     
  3. neo179neo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not planning on downgrading, is there any other way without paying for software?
     
  4. useme2305 macrumors member

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    Iospirit's Remote Buddy software and drivers are incredible and a must have if you want to do crazy stuff with that little remote.
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    There are some people reporting that upgrading to Mountain Lion fixes the problem. The other solution is to use the darkwake kernel option on boot as described here. I just came across it today also, and I'm going to try it out this evening.

    I'm also quite annoyed by it!
     
  6. houstonwkv macrumors newbie

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    To quote myself

    if you want to save the $ just download the driver
    and you can use the free remote buddy
     
  7. neo179neo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes mountain lion has indeed fixed the problem, well on my mac mini it has!

    RESULT!!!
     

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