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Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

When I put my G5 to sleep it appears to be working fine as the screen goes black. When I attempt to awaken it, the computer restarts..... Any ideas what is going on or how to fix this problem?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,242 points)

    Hi Bill, how are you waking it exactly?


    What PCI cards, USB, or Firewire devices are connected?


    Have you done a PRAM reset, CMD+Option+p+r...



    In fact, do 3 in a row, takes a bit of time.


    How to reset the SMU/PMU on a Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) or Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) ...



    Earlier G3, G4, G5 models...


  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi... I reset the PRAM 3 times but the problem is still there. I tried to reset the SMU but had no luck removing the fan assembly to get to the reset button.

    I sure do appreciate your help... Bill

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,242 points)

    Open console in Applications>Utilities, check the system log for the date/time of the last problem  & the Startup right after that for clues.

    click on the top line we want, Shift plus click on the bottom line we want, CMD+c to copy, then paste the text in a reply with CMD+v

    A couple dozen lines should be about right, hundreds or thousands won't likely be readable.

  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I searched the system log and think I found the time of the last problem not sure how much to copy and what you mean by "paste in a reply" a couple of dozen lines.

    A little slow here as this is all new to me.

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    How do you "attempt to awaken it"?


    What are your System Preferences> Energy Saver> Options> Other Options set to?

    Is "Restart after power failure" selected?


    As for the logs, a few lines before the restart up to the last line like that I posted below:


    5/8/11 7:02:44 PM[155] (0x508780.Locum[3723]) Exited: Terminated

    5/8/11 7:02:52 PM[155] ([0x0-0x8008][167]) Stray process with PGID equal to this dead job: PID 952 PPID 1 DashboardClient

    5/8/11 7:02:53 PM [0x0-0x12012].com.hp.HPEventHandler[189] on write, error=-1

    5/8/11 7:02:53 PM loginwindow[55] DEAD_PROCESS: 0 console

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM shutdown[3726] reboot by Chris: 

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM shutdown[3726] SHUTDOWN_TIME: 1304848974 118190

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[55] Shutdown NOW!

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[55] System shutdown time has arrived  

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-176.3 (Jun 17 2009 18:57:52)[19] stopping

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[49] Stopping HP Trap Monitor

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM /usr/sbin/kdcmond[57] dnssd_clientstub read_all(3) failed 0/28 0 

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[49] Stopping HP IO Monitor

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM mds[54] (Error) Import: importer:0x2037200 Importer start failed for 89 (kr:268435459 (ipc/send) invalid destination port)

    5/8/11 7:03:59 PM kernel Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC



    Above, you can see where an issue occurred, where I forced a restart, how the system handled the restart, followed by the actual restart which is the line "5/8/11 7:03:59 PM kernel Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0:".


    Just copy and pastet he lines into a reply in this discussion.

  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    I attempt to awaken it by hiting a key on the keyboard.


    In system preferences the only thing not checked in the energy saver section is "start up automatically after power failure"


    Here is the log section I have as soon as it was put to sleep and when it restarted, hope it helps.....


    2013-02-17 11:21:39 -0500[11]: Next maintenance wake [Backup Interval]: <date: 0x7fabd8c26440> Sun Feb 17 11:47:54 2013 EST (approx)

    2013-02-17 11:21:39 -0500[11]: Requesting maintenance wake [Backup Interval]: <date: 0x7fabd8c26440> Sun Feb 17 11:47:54 2013 EST (approx)

    2013-02-17 12:57:20 -0500 bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1361123840 0

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: vm_page_bootstrap: 1436045 free pages and 128627 wired pages

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: kext submap [0xffffff7f80741000 - 0xffffff8000000000], kernel text [0xffffff8000200000 - 0xffffff8000741000]

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: zone leak detection enabled

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: standard background quantum is 2500 us

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: mig_table_max_displ = 74

    2013-02-17 12:57:48 -0500 kernel[0]: corecrypto kext started!

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    Do you have automatic processes enabled, like some backup software?


    What is listed in Login Items in System Preferences/Users/Login Items?


    Alaso, when booted to a different account (creat one if necessary) does the machine sleep and wake normally?

  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    I backup on an external drive but not aware of any backup software.


    There were only four programs in the login items, some picture and ftp software. I am not at that computer now but can be more specific if you need it.


    I had a second account previously set up so I logged into that account and put the computer to sleep. When I awakened it the same problem, it restarted and opened in the first user account. Didn't expect it to do that.

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    I had a second account previously set up so I logged into that account and put the computer to sleep. When I awakened it the same problem, it restarted and opened in the first user account. Didn't expect it to do that.

    Wow. Odd behavior indeed.

    Will think some more on this....

  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    I still have not found a solution to this computer sleeping and restarting when it is awakened. Any other ideas?



  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    Hey, I just realized that you are running a Mac Pro, not a G5.

    What OS are you using?

  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mountain Lion - 10.8.2

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)


    What model Mac Pro (from the Menu Bar> About This Mac> MoreInfo> System Report> Hardware Overview> Model Identifier)?


    Also, what graphics card is installed?

    External devices connected?


    You're not alone:


    Google Search related


    When did the issue start?

    After a specific update?

    Something changed?

  • Bill289 Level 1 (0 points)

    Model - Mac Pro 3.1

    Graphic - ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT.


    I disconnected all the external devices, started the computer then put it to sleep. No change, it rebooted when awakened.


    I believe this started about a week ago and I can't recall anything new. No recent updates or new software programs, that's what makes this baffling.

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