Sleep is greyed out in apple menu

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dfy, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. dfy macrumors member

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    I installed and uninstalled Aqua Connect Trial today (Terminal Server / Remote Desktop for Mac) and I'm fairly certain I now have 2 major issues because of it.
    Googled for the past hour for a solution but found nothing so far.
    Does anybody have any idea or suggestion?

    - in the :apple: menu the Sleep item is greyed out. I cannot click it, the keyboard shortcut for sleep doesn't work and pressing the power button does nothing
    - all my animations aren't smooth anymore like expose, dock, dashboard, etc

    I'm pulling my hair out of frustration :mad:
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Have you got any updates siting on a restart as they seem to disable sleep on my mini till it's got it's own way.
     
  3. dfy thread starter macrumors member

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    No updates and I restarted my machine at least 10 times the past hour.
    What I did thus far:
    - restarted
    - powered down
    - PRAM reset
    - Repaired permissions
    - Terminal command: sleep, does nothing and gives no output or error
    - touched every system preference so it would maybe restore some default settings
    - energy saver restored to defaults
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor (select SHOW ALL PROCESSES) and seen the remnant of that software you installed and un-installed still running?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Have you tried creating another account and seeing I the same issue is there??
     
  6. dfy thread starter macrumors member

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    As far as I can tell there isn't anything left over from the software and I don't -think- there's something out of the ordinary but I'm not 100% sure. Almost all processes are know to me, the ones I didn't know I googled.

    Same problems with a freshly created account.

    Did a reinstall of the 10.6.2 comboupdate but didn't help.

    I also mailed Aqua Connect...


    ========= Update ============
    I fixed the sleep issue!! :D :D

    Found something on the Apple forum regarding a specific sleep issue: "If that doesn't work or you've never faxed on your Mac, go to Finder/Hard Drive /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and delete the com.apple.PowerManagement.plist and com..apple.AutoWake.plist files (if your Mac asks, type your admin. password).
    If the latter file isn't present in the folder, go to user name(probably your name)/Library/Preferences, delete the com.apple.systemuiserver.plist file, and reboot your Mac."


    I did exactly that and everything regarding sleeping my iMac works again :D


    1 issue remaining, I somehow fixed most of the animation problems (probably by cleaning out all crap and cache etc with Onyx and resetting everything) but Expose is still really bad.

    ========= Update 2 ============

    Just to let you know and possibly help others out:
    to fix all coreanimations I had to set Beam Sync to automatic and enabled Quartz 2D Extreme.
    All animations are silky smooth again! :D
     

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