Macbook Pro must be exhausted from lack of sleep
April 20, 2008 11:20 AM Subscribe
How to make my Macbook Pro sleep?
posted by jk252b to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I am have a ~6 month old Macbook Pro that I use constantly. I'm very afraid of it wearing out before I finish my grad school program in a year. That being the case, I would really like my hard disk to go to sleep when I walk away for more than 10 minutes, especially when running on battery power. Currently I have the display set to sleep after 1 minute, the computer to sleep after 3 minutes, and the disk to sleep after 5. The reason I have it set so low is because it doesn't work. I can leave my computer unplugged and idle for an hour, but when I come back it responds instantly (none of that disk noise it should make when it's restoring itself to it's pre-sleep state). Furthermore, I have it set to ask for a password when I wakes from sleep, but it never asks after these long periods of time when I should've been asleep.
There are a number of programs I have constantly running in the background, and I assume one of these is constantly writing to the hard drive so that it can't be inactive for the necessary amount of time. The non-system background programs include:
* Missing Sync (Monitor, Crash Reporter, and Listener)
* Google Updater
* Google Notifier
* Slim Battery Monitor
* Spanning Sync
I also recently intalled Little Snitch as well as a second monitor, but this was an issue before either of those.
Also I am usually constantly connected to my school's server through OpenAFS and Kerberos Agent.
So how do I figure out what is preventing my computer from sleeping, and make it stop??