Mac Pro automatically turning itself on.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by R.Youden, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    Since I have upgraded my MacPro to Leopard it automatically turns itself on at midnight, every night without fail. I have checked the schedule section of System Preferences and nothing is selected. It only appears to happen on my MacPro and it is damn annoying. Has anyone else had this or know a work around that does not involve unplugging it every night?

    Thanks.
     
  2. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    Your computer is a workaholic. That's a good quality as a computer.
     
  3. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Weird. Like on from being powered off...or on from sleep?
     
  4. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Totally powered off. I am sure it is a Leopard issue and I really dont want to take it to Apple because they will take it away for service and I really can't be doing with that.
     
  5. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    I have no idea then. Didn't think computers could do that. I think a small mouse, possibly a squirrel is playing a trick on you and hitting the power button when you aren't looking. :D
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I know of some third party software that will turn the computer on when scheduled, but if all your prefs seem to be in order I have no clue. My Mac Pro is rarely ever off, only if I plan on being away from the house more then a day, so I have not had the chance to see if the issue is there for me as well.
     
  7. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The real pain is that at the moment (due to me only being able to afford a 1 bedroom flat) is that I have to sleep in the same room as my mac.

    I suppose I will just have to disconnect it from the mains every night and then try again when 10.5.1 appears.
     
  8. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    How does it work if the computer is "off" with no OS running? I've seen boxes hooked up to the net that go in between the cord and power supply that can flick the power on and off but how is it possible with software alone?
     
  9. martinlk macrumors member

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    Well, the computer is never really completely turned OFF (unless you unplug it). I'm pretty sure that all PCs have similar wake schedules in their BIOS setup menus.
     
  10. RayZorFIst macrumors newbie

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    Me too!

    I am also having this problem after upgrading to Leopard.

    My Mac Pro turns on every day at 6:00pm local (12:00 GMT).

    Wake for Ethernet network admin access is not enabled.

    There is no schedule to turn on. There is a schedule to turn off at 1:00 am.

    Automatically restart after a power failure is not enabled.

    Any ideas?
     
  11. RayZorFIst macrumors newbie

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    Every day at 6:00:12pm local this damn thing starts up.

    The log is the same each day and I have included it for those more versed in this than me to help figure out.

    I don't understand most of this stuff but I do see a lot of Parallels things and I don't start Parallels automatically. Could it be something in there?

    Help!

    Log file:

    Nov 18 18:00:12 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: kern.maxproc: 532 -> 512
    Nov 18 18:00:15 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    Nov 18 18:00:15 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    Nov 18 18:00:15 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: npvhash=4095
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost DirectoryService[12]: Launched version 5.0 (v514)
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: hi mem tramps at 0xffe00000
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: PAE enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kextd[11]: 412 cached, 0 uncached personalities to catalog
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: 64 bit mode enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Wed Oct 31 17:46:22 PDT 2007; root:xnu-1228.0.2~1/RELEASE_I386
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: vm_page_bootstrap: 973126 free pages and 75450 wired pages
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: mig_table_max_displ = 79
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: 88 prelinked modules
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=1 LocalApicId=1 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=2 LocalApicId=2 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=3 LocalApicId=3 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=4 LocalApicId=5 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=5 LocalApicId=6 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=6 LocalApicId=7 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=7 LocalApicId=4 Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for TMSafetyNet
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Safety net for Time Machine (TMSafetyNet)
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-164 (Nov 4 2007 13:23:04)[16]: starting
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.seatbelt
    Nov 18 18:00:16 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for mb
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Seatbelt MACF policy initialized
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Seatbelt Policy (mb)
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: MAC Framework successfully initialized
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: using 16384 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: devfs_make_node: not ready for devices!
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 64:87
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3)
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: mbinit: done
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Security auditing service present
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: BSM auditing present
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: A3FDED86-37C7-3DF1-9FCC-6C589DDC1077
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@1F,2/AppleAHCI/PRT0@0/IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCIBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/ST3500630AS P Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/Customer@2
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) TI ID 8025 built-in now active, GUID 0019e3fffe8072a0; max speed s800.
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Jettisoning kernel linker.
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Resetting IOCatalogue.
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Matching service count = 0
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Matching service count = 18
    Nov 18 18:00:17: --- last message repeated 4 times ---
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: AppleIntel8254XEthernet: Ethernet address 00:19:e3:66:97:7a
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: AppleIntel8254XEthernet: Ethernet address 00:19:e3:66:97:7b
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 5
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost mDNSResponder[16]: Adding registration domain tjasher.members.mac.com.
    Nov 18 18:00:17 localhost mDNSResponder[16]: Setting up AutoTunnel address FD14:A58A:53D0:1166:0219:E3FF:FE66:977A
    Nov 18 18:00:19 localhost fseventsd[42]: bumping event counter to: 0xfa0a6 (current 0x0) from log file '00000000000f52e0'
    Nov 18 18:00:22 localhost kernel[0]: Intel8254x -- Link Down -- 00:19:e3:66:97:7a -- called by enableHardware() --
    Nov 18 18:00:26 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Advertisement Register (04d) = 0xde1
    Nov 18 18:00:25 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow[37]: Login Window Application Started
    Nov 18 18:00:26 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Link Partner Ability Register (05d) = 0x0
    Nov 18 18:00:22 localhost bootlog[48]: BOOT_TIME: 1195430411 0
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Advertisement Register (09d) = 0xe00
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Link Partner Ability Register (10d) = 0x4000
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro kernel[0]: -- PHY Specific Status Register (17d) = 0x8040
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro xgridcontrollerd[28]: Error: controller missing password file "/etc/xgrid/controller/client-password"
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.xgridcontrollerd[28]): Exited with exit code: 2
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: Intel8254x -- Link Up -- 00:19:e3:66:97:7b -- called by interruptOccurred() --
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro rpc.statd[33]: statd.notify - no notifications needed
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro xgridcontrollerd[28]: Notice: controller failed
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Advertisement Register (04d) = 0xde1
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro configd[15]: setting hostname to "MacPro.local"
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Link Partner Ability Register (05d) = 0xcde1
    Nov 18 18:00:26 MacPro /usr/sbin/ocspd[64]: starting
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Advertisement Register (09d) = 0xe00
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Link Partner Ability Register (10d) = 0x7c00
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: -- PHY Specific Status Register (17d) = 0xaf08
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: Intel8254X -- Negotiated Speed: 1 Gb/s, Duplex: Full, Flow Control: Receive Pause Enabled, Transmit Pause Enabled
    Nov 18 18:00:27 MacPro kernel[0]: sandbox-exec 28 PARENTAGE_EXEC_AND_DROP_PROFILE SBF /usr/libexec/xgrid/xgridcontrollerd 13 (seatbelt)
    Nov 18 18:00:28 MacPro kextd[11]: writing kernel link data to /var/run/mach.sym
    Nov 18 18:00:30 MacPro com.wacom.wacomtablet[90]: TabletDriver[90]: Env RUN_WITH_LAUNCHD is set to 1
    Nov 18 18:00:31 MacPro loginwindow[37]: Login Window Started Security Agent
    Nov 18 18:00:31 MacPro Parallels[106]: Loading Hypervisor module...
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro com.apple.SystemStarter[31]: kextload: extension /System/Library/Extensions/hypervisor.kext is already loaded
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro kernel[0]: [Parallels] Parallels Hypervisor started.
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro Parallels[112]: Loading Monitor module...
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro com.apple.SystemStarter[31]: kextload: extension /System/Library/Extensions/vmmain.kext is already loaded
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro kernel[0]: [Parallels] Parallels VM observer thread started
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro Parallels[114]: Loading ConnectUSB module...
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro com.apple.SystemStarter[31]: kextload: extension /System/Library/Extensions/ConnectUSB.kext is already loaded
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro Parallels[116]: Loading Network module...
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro com.apple.SystemStarter[31]: kextload: extension /System/Library/Extensions/Pvsnet.kext is already loaded
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro Parallels[118]: Loading Virtual Ethernet module...
    Nov 18 18:00:32 MacPro com.apple.SystemStarter[31]: kextload: /Library/StartupItems/Parallels/Pvsvnic.kext loaded successfully
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro kernel[0]: com_parallels_kext_Pvsvnic1: Ethernet address 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro kernel[0]: com_parallels_kext_Pvsvnic0: Ethernet address 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro ntpd[25]: bind() fd 28, family 30, port 123, scope 7, addr fe80::21c:42ff:fe00:1, in6_is_addr_multicast=0 flags=17 fails: Can't assign requested address
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro ntpd[25]: bind() fd 28, family 30, port 123, scope 8, addr fe80::21c:42ff:fe00:0, in6_is_addr_multicast=0 flags=17 fails: Can't assign requested address
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro Parallels[121]: Staring DHCP/NAT daemon...
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro pvsnatd[123]: en3: DHCP/NAT for 10.211.55.2-10.211.55.254 netmask 255.255.255.0
    Nov 18 18:00:33 MacPro pvsnatd[123]: en2: DHCP for 10.37.129.2-10.37.129.254 netmask 255.255.255.0
    Nov 18 18:00:34 MacPro Parallels[125]: Restarting InternetSharing...
    Nov 18 18:00:34 MacPro Parallels[127]: Restaring CiscoVPN...
    Nov 18 18:00:34 MacPro com.apple.SystemStarter[31]: /Library/StartupItems/Parallels/Parallels: line 62: /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN: No such file or directory
    Nov 18 18:00:34 MacPro Parallels[129]: Initialization complete.
     
  12. s0lar macrumors newbie

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    odd

    Oddly enough it started with me recently, too after upgrading firmware... I've got the white intel imac - Which is really odd since I've switched off all possible functions that could switch (scheduled power on, wake for admin etc.) hmmm...
     
  13. hms84 macrumors regular

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    Mine is the same, it wakes up from sleep every night...
    and I think it's a leopard issue... :mad:
     
  14. RayZorFIst macrumors newbie

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    Fixed my problem

    I finally got my issue resolved.

    It appears that restting the SMC on the Mac Pro has worked. At least it did not turn itself on again today.

    There is an Apple document explaining how to reset the SMC on the Apple website

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304123

    This talks about it some.

    I did the reset by pressing the switch on the motherboard.
     
  15. s0lar macrumors newbie

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    2nd day I noticed with no random switch ons... kinda good news to me -- will observe tho....
     
  16. mikee1979 macrumors newbie

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    My mac at work turns itself on as well can't say what time and it was after I installed leopard, although my mac home has'nt had the same problem.

    Actually my mac home does seem to have the same problem as I found out the other night.
     
  17. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    Phew, glad you figured it out. :D
     
  18. ozbADmaN macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro Startsup By itself Why ?

    Hay all, have the same problem with my Mac Po, starts Monday - Friday at 11.00 am every day, tried the SMC no change..

    My Activity/ console looks like (RayZorFIst) boot info same deal..


    26/02/08 11:00:18 AM com.apple.launchctl.System[2] launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    26/02/08 11:00:18 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    26/02/08 11:00:18 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    26/02/08 11:00:30 AM com.apple.SystemStarter[27] Starting Qmaster services
    26/02/08 11:00:30 AM com.apple.SystemStarter[27] /Library/StartupItems/Qmaster/Qmaster: line 12: /usr/sbin/qmasterd: No such file or directory
    26/02/08 11:00:35 AM com.apple.SystemStarter[27] kextload: /System/Library/Extensions/hypervisor.kext: no such bundle file exists
    26/02/08 11:00:35 AM com.apple.SystemStarter[27] can't add kernel extension /System/Library/Extensions/hypervisor.kext (file access/permissions) (run kextload on this kext with -t for diagnostic output)
    26/02/08 11:00:39 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow[94]) Exited: Terminated
    26/02/08 11:00:40 AM com.apple.FolderActions.enabled[102] launchctl: Error unloading: com.apple.FolderActions.folders



    Thought it might be the dashboard causing this as the program does call home. Will post results.

    Will also do a fresh install of Leopard on a spare HD and see if its Leopard or some 3rd party software that I may have installed, I will brake this down peace by peace one way or the other.




    Will post results.:apple:
     
  19. cp2222 macrumors member

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    Wow this is crazy that this thread already exists. I figured I would google and find nothing! My Mac Pro started doing this about a month ago and it is really freaking bizarre!! It started when my computer was randomly waking from sleep, so I started shutting it down instead and then it would turn on from a completely shut down state. I figured my roommate was just messing with me but it happens at 7pm CST and 23 seconds almost without fail. I tried the SMC reboot but that had not effect... I am going to try disconnecting network from it tomorrow, but i'm pretty sure I've tried that before. I am worried I am going to spend 10 hours of my life on the phone with apple care tomorrow. If anyone has a solution to this problem please post it! Thanks!
     
  20. tom. macrumors 6502

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    This problem was posted a while ago with no update. I would be surprised if this hasn't been fixed, have you updated to 10.5.2?
     
  21. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Mac Pro automatically turning itself on.

    Sounds positively rude!

    What is it doing??? Looking at pics of the MBA with no keyboard, and getting overheated?
     
  22. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Its happened to my mac pro three times at exactly 1:00 at night

    Im also running leopard 10.5.2 on a octo 2.8.

    Really annoying as it wakes me up the start up bong is sounds so loud at night.
    Would something in windows and boot camp cause this?
     
  23. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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  24. aceadman macrumors newbie

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    What was the resolution?

    The same thing is happening to my new Mac Pro 2.8 GH quad core running Leopard 10.5.3.

    Starts every evening at exactly 8:00 PM

    Has anyone figured this out yet.

    The SMC reset didn't work for me either.

    I'm going to do a fresh leopard install on another disk and see what happens.
     
  25. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    I think I posted this in a different thread,

    I found out it was the elgato eyetv usb stick that was causing me sleepless nights.

    I can use it but afterwards I must reset by unplugging the computer before 1:00 to stop the waking up at that time.
     

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