Narcoleptic Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by labkeydave, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. labkeydave macrumors newbie

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    Hi All, I am trying to setup a Mac Mini (intel) to be a sort of low-use server. I wiped the drive clean, installed 10.5.8, and set the Energy Saver options to never sleep. Despite this, it would fall asleep after a while, even in the middle of a task running in the terminal.

    I tried resetting the PRAM, resetting the SMC, using pmset -g to verify the settings, and even tried running "pmset noidle" in a terminal.

    Despite all this, it still falls asleep after a while. I does it both when it's idle and when it's running things. I don't think it's overheating, but I'm not sure how to tell after it's re-awoken from sleep (it's in another room so I'm not watching the monitor when it goes to sleep).

    A cursory examination of the system logs shows nothing strange or suspicious. There is no panic.log.

    Any ideas? I have read about others having this same problem, but a solution is never listed.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
     
  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Lovin your subject line - it made me laugh.

    Ok this might be a silly question, but have you confirmed it is not just the monitor going to sleep? I know with mine, I thought it was sleeping, but come to find out it had just ran a TM back-up.

    I've also noticed that my Mini is still viewable in the finder of my other Macs when it is sleeping and I can ping it to wake it up. If this works in your solution - sleeping or not is a moot point.
     
  3. labkeydave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The whole machine is going to sleep. It's disconnecting from the network and powering down into some kind of sleep mode. If I hit a key on the keyboard, it will restart with the system "bong" sound, so I don't need to actually press the power button on the back. However, whatever session I had running before seems to have also logged out--when I log in, it's a fresh session and any windows that were open before are not there anymore.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  5. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    LOL @ the title. You might have to call Apple and have it looked at.
     
  6. labkeydave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone. The machine is about 4 years old, so I don't think it's under warranty anymore. We'll probably just buy a new one since they are relatively cheap.
     

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