iMac waking from sleep/restarting after shut down - help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nick G, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nick G macrumors member

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    Hi all.

    My 24in iMac is waking from sleep after about 5 seconds every time, as well as restarting itself after I shut down. This problem started early yesterday evening, and so I did the usual: resetting the SMC/PRAM/NVRAM with no luck. I checked console for messages and found lots of references to imagneto_user_agent (I'd installed iMagneto shortly before and then deleted it as it didn't seem to be working properly). With some help from another user I managed to delete all the hidden/locked folders and files connected with this app using a combination of Trash It and fiddling in Terminal.

    I've also killed and removed any other suspect folders and processes in Terminal but still this problem is persisting. Is there anything else I should be looking for?

    This is a list of processes running from Terminal:

    UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
    0 1 0 0 0:02.75 ?? 0:02.87 /sbin/launchd
    0 10 1 0 0:00.73 ?? 0:00.85 /usr/libexec/kextd
    0 11 1 0 0:00.10 ?? 0:00.16 /usr/sbin/notifyd
    0 12 1 0 0:00.05 ?? 0:00.08 /usr/sbin/diskarbitrationd
    0 13 1 0 0:01.20 ?? 0:02.02 /usr/libexec/configd
    0 14 1 0 0:00.06 ?? 0:00.11 /usr/sbin/syslogd
    0 15 1 0 0:00.82 ?? 0:02.06 /usr/sbin/DirectoryService
    1 16 1 0 0:00.15 ?? 0:00.42 /usr/sbin/distnoted
    0 21 1 0 0:00.32 ?? 0:00.45 /usr/sbin/ntpd -c /private/etc/ntp-restrict.conf -n -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntp.drift
    213 23 1 0 0:00.07 ?? 0:00.08 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/Versions/A/Resources/usbmuxd -launchd
    0 26 1 0 0:00.06 ?? 0:00.12 /usr/sbin/securityd -i
    0 29 1 0 0:01.79 ?? 0:09.22 /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Support/mds
    65 30 1 0 0:00.49 ?? 0:00.84 /usr/sbin/mDNSResponder -launchd
    501 31 1 0 0:00.29 ?? 0:00.46 /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow console
    0 32 1 0 0:00.05 ?? 0:00.07 /usr/sbin/KernelEventAgent
    0 34 1 0 0:00.02 ?? 0:00.03 /usr/libexec/hidd
    0 35 1 0 0:00.28 ?? 0:00.40 /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/Support/fseventsd
    0 37 1 0 0:00.00 ?? 0:00.00 /sbin/dynamic_pager -F /private/var/vm/swapfile
    0 42 1 0 0:00.19 ?? 0:00.27 /usr/sbin/blued
    0 43 1 0 0:00.03 ?? 0:00.04 autofsd
    0 53 1 0 0:01.03 ?? 0:01.58 /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd
    88 54 1 0 0:31.69 ?? 1:44.18 /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon
    0 59 1 0 0:00.01 ?? 0:00.01 /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/cvmsServ
    202 69 1 0 0:00.13 ?? 0:00.17 /usr/sbin/coreaudiod
    501 72 1 0 0:00.23 ?? 0:00.40 /sbin/launchd
    501 76 72 0 0:03.93 ?? 0:33.50 /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS/Dock
    501 77 72 0 0:00.69 ?? 0:01.31 /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app/Contents/MacOS/SystemUIServer
    501 78 72 0 0:03.43 ?? 0:16.52 /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder
    501 82 72 0 0:01.30 ?? 0:02.32 /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/ATS.framework/Support/fontd
    501 86 72 0 0:00.00 ?? 0:00.00 /usr/sbin/pboard
    501 89 72 0 0:00.15 ?? 0:00.23 /usr/libexec/UserEventAgent -l Aqua
    501 95 72 0 0:00.02 ?? 0:00.03 /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPort Base Station Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPort Base Station Agent -launchd -allowquit
    501 101 72 0 0:01.89 ?? 0:05.41 /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype -psn_0_36873
    501 103 72 0 0:00.04 ?? 0:00.06 /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/iTunesHelper.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper -psn_0_40970
    501 132 1 0 0:00.75 ?? 0:03.24 /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdworker MDSImporterWorker com.apple.Spotlight.ImporterWorker.501
    501 142 72 0 5:23.14 ?? 23:45.83 /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -psn_0_73746
    501 229 72 0 1:05.17 ?? 45:05.77 /Applications/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/MacOS/seamonkey-bin -psn_0_131104
    501 236 72 0 0:00.93 ?? 0:09.45 /Applications/Preview.app/Contents/MacOS/Preview -psn_0_135201
    501 246 76 0 0:00.24 ?? 0:01.40 /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/DashboardClient.app/Contents/MacOS/DashboardClient
    501 247 76 0 0:00.13 ?? 0:00.42 /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/DashboardClient.app/Contents/MacOS/DashboardClient
    501 248 76 0 1:11.87 ?? 1:35.56 /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/DashboardClient.app/Contents/MacOS/DashboardClient
    501 288 72 0 0:03.31 ?? 0:17.32 /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Word -psn_0_172074
    501 294 72 0 0:00.28 ?? 0:00.69 /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/Microsoft Database Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Database Daemon -psn_0_184365
    501 295 72 0 0:00.02 ?? 0:00.04 /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft AU Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft AU Daemon -psn_0_188462
    501 376 72 0 0:01.23 ?? 0:09.09 /Applications/Utilities/Console.app/Contents/MacOS/Console -psn_0_241723
    501 385 72 0 0:00.02 ?? 0:00.03 /System/Library/Services/AppleSpell.service/Contents/MacOS/AppleSpell -psn_0_245820
    501 418 72 0 0:00.06 ?? 0:00.24 /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal -psn_0_249917
    0 420 418 0 0:00.01 ttys000 0:00.01 login -pf nickgilly
    501 421 420 0 0:00.00 ttys000 0:00.00 -bash
    0 424 421 0 0:00.00 ttys000 0:00.00 ps -ef

    Anything out of the ordinary on this list? And are there any other console logs that might give some clues to the problem?

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  2. Nick G thread starter macrumors member

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    The problem has been solved. It's a Snow Leopard bug. Solution: delete the System Configuration folder in Macintosh/Library and do sudo shutdown -h now in Terminal. This was from info in the Apple support forums.
     

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