6175 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2008 11:49 AM by kugap
It can be done, but this won't get to the root of your sleep/wake issues...
Your mac might have configured not to wake with just lid open. Try pressing any key on the keyboard and see if it wakes up.
1. Open Terminal
2. Type "pmset -g"
Make sure the "lidwake" is set to 1.
Set it to 1 by 'sudo pmset lidwake 1' if it's not already.
Ref: http://www.tuaw.com/2006/10/09/terminal-tip-keep-your-mac-portable-from-waking-w hen-the-lid-is
I tried InsomniaX and a similar app called Caffine. Yes they prevent the computer from going to sleep - but not when the lid is being closed. I'm not trying to keep the computer constantly awake (as could be configured from the energy prefs pane).
What I want it to do specifically is not go to sleep right when I shut the lid. I want to operate in clamshell mode without having to sleep it first.
Thanks for your suggestions though.
Thanks for the advice. The TUAW article was great... but it's not exactly the problem I'm having. The computer wakes up when the lid is opened, and I'm not trying to prevent that. Sometimes it doesn't wake up properly - but that's a bug (discussed below).
I just want to keep it awake when I shut the lid - so I can immediately switch to operating in clamshell mode.