Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2011 8:03 AM (in response to W M R)
Now there's another message for me in Terminal (my Mac still only and always sleeps without Mail running):
Battery Power 1
AC Power 2*
Currently in use:
sleep 0 (imposed by 45)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to ApexRon)
Much thanks to ADub128 for this post earlier in this thread. The instructions below worked for me.
Called the tech support line and this is what ultimately worked for me. Caveat emptor:
1) Trash this folder
Macintosh HD > Library > Preferences > SystemConfiguration
3) Now sleeps and wakes OK (so far!)
4) Empty trash
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 2:26 PM (in response to twumble)
I clenched my teeth and deleted the Macintosh HD > Library > Preferences > SystemConfiguration folder.
The system reconfigured itself though I had to redux my network stuff.
I have a two display system and when I closed the MacBook Pro lid, BAM, what was on laptop display moved over to second monitor.
Conclusion: Deleting the folder on a two display system does not reslove sleep issue.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 12:01 AM (in response to ApexRon)
I've been following this thread for 3 weeks now and I finally figured out how to resolve the issue:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
- Find a gun.
- Shoot yourself in the arm.
- The agonizing pain and threat of bleeding to death will make you forget that your computer doesn't go to sleep automatically.
- Go to a hospital.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 10:26 AM (in response to ApexRon)
Close MacBook Pro lid > light turns on in front of MacBook Pro > 5 seconds > all screens appear on second display > raise Mac Book Pro lid > 5 seconds > all screens appear on MacBook Pro
Sleep never occurs
This sounds like a perfectly logical feature to me. You connect a large screen to use it. By closing the lid on the Macbook you could indicate you would want to shove it under the big screen, under a pile of papers or whatever. It would make perfectly good sense to make the situation you describe the default.
A whole other question is whether the OS would let you configure the system to do what you want.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to GerardFromUlrum)
In your posting, if you would change the word 'feature' to 'option', I would agree with you.
However, since you would no longer have access to the keyboard, an external one would be required if needed to key in anything.
Apple needs to make this an option like (I really hate to say this) Windows does, 'Upon lid closure do this...'
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to ApexRon)
English not being my native tongue, forgive me if I said anything wrong. It sounds like I meant what you are saying. And indeed, I am using a bluetooth keyboard when the MBP is on my desk.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 1:01 PM (in response to GerardFromUlrum)
Your english was fine and you said nothing wrong.
I merely wanted to point out that the capability you mentioned as a feature, probably was in your case but not all of us would prefer that as a feature. To allow fexibility in what happens when the laptop lid is closed, your feature should be an option so the rest of us can get back what Lion took away.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 2:09 PM (in response to ApexRon)
Ah, I see. We're on the same page. That's exactly what I meant with: "A whole other question is whether the OS would let you configure the system to do what you want."
You want an OS builder NOT to take away things from previous release, anyway, not without the possibility to restore them (like the gestures etc).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 7:50 PM (in response to ApexRon)
WMR, I've got the same issue as you. As long as Mail is running my iMac won't go to sleep automatically. I can Apple->Sleep and it works fine. Shutdown Mail and auto-sleep works like a champ, even with Safari and Widgets running. For me, and apparently you too, it's something with Mail.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 8:25 PM (in response to guyfromanytown)
This night my iMac did not go to sleep - allthough it did last evening ... and I did not change anything.
Two possible reasons (I guess):
- Mail is active
- iPhone is connected
This is shown in Konsole - any ideas, what it means? -->
25.08.11 05:23:52,330 com.apple.usbmuxd: HandleUSBMuxDictionary client 0x1018013f0-iTunes/com.apple.iTunes using library usbmuxd-211 built on May 16 2011 at 00:10:01, running usbmuxd-211 built on May 16 2011 at 00:14:56
25.08.11 05:23:56,095 Mail: [<_LibSasl2SASLClient: 0x7f820ca4af20> mechanism: PLAIN security layer: no] Failed to start the SASL connection
SASL(-1): generic failure:
These two things repeat all night over and over and over again...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2011 12:02 PM (in response to guyfromanytown)
I have done what I used to do in my old Windows times and solved all the problems at once: I did a clean install of Lion and everything is back to normal. My Mac sleeps with Mail running, my Time Machine takes a very short time for backups...
I tried everything mentioned in the discussion forums and everything Apple Support suggested but nothing helped. I hate to say it, but the only thing that helped was to format the HD and to do a clean install of Lion. Very time consuming for me and it reminded me of my old Windows times.