Problem with auto restart?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by mrviga, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. mrviga macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2004
    So I would like to use my PB as an alarm clock, but I don't want it to stay on all night. I put it to sleep, and I have it set to ask for a password upon waking up. I set up an event in iCal, and I set the comp to wake up at
    6:00AM. It does wake up, and music does play, but then goes back to sleep after about 30 seconds.

    I tried without the password, and it worked properly, but that just isn't an option in a fraternity house. Does anyone here know whats up? Why is it going back to sleep when asking for the password?

    Thanks for the help,
    Joe B.
  2. Nspace macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    My guerss is that you aren't there to enter the password for it to log back in, thus it wont do your alert, and that it why it works without a password.

    I have never done anything like this but that is my best guess.
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Set an alarm clock so that you can wake up before the computer and enter the password.

    How about this--if you have Panther that is: Don't sleep the computer. Turn it off and set it to start up at whatever time you want to wake up. Write an AppleScript to do whatever you need it to do (play a song, etc) and make that a startup item.

    If you can't do that, sleep with a pipe or a board and tie a string from your PowerBook's lid to your pinkie. When the string gets tight wake up and bash whoever is at the computer. That'll learn em. After that you can disable the password.

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