Wake from sleep using the power button only?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by goodcow, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    Rather than doing a full shutdown when I go out for a couple of hours or to run errands, I'd really just rather put this thing to sleep. But I have a cat, so the few times I tried that I'd come home and the machine would be awake because at some point he had jumped onto the desk and hit either the keyboard or mouse.

    I tried putting the machine to sleep and then pulling the USB cable for the keyboard/mouse, but that causes it to wake for some reason.

    So, is there a way to put the MacPro to sleep and then have it ignore all other wake attempts other than to hit the power button again?
     
  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Presumably there is some way of doing this even if just by the terminal, I don't know - but what I have noticed previously is that if one plugs the keyboard into a hub (unsure if it must be self-powered) then into the mac the keypresses/mouse will not awaken it.

    Hopefully someone else has a better solution.
     

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