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OSX freeze on wake?

After the OSX 10.8.2 update several days ago, my laptop freezes on wake from hibernate (at least, it only does it when it has been asleep for a while). I posted on the Apple support forums here, but no one has responded. There are excerpts from my system log there. Things I've tried: fixing permissions, SMC reset, turning off my gmail calendar updates (I saw a lot of errors in the log having to do with that) but no luck. Any ideas?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Sep 23, 2012 - 7 answers

My server of streaming tears

I'd like to use a 2007 Macbook Pro + 2TB FW ext HD as a NAS setup, but the drive keeps falling asleep and slowing and causing video to hiccup. How can I prevent this and get smooth movie playback? [more inside]
posted by miomiomio on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

iBook shuts down when I don't want it to!

Is my aging iBook about to die? (power management problems inside?) [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Good nagging software for Mac OS X?

Is there any Mac software that can naggingly "encourage" me to fall asleep earlier? [more inside]
posted by monkey85 on Oct 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Why won't my MBP wake up?

Whenever my Macbook Pro goes to sleep, it won't wake up. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Jul 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Scheduling a 1-time future job in OSX?

Mac OS X (Leopard): at(1) replacement? [more inside]
posted by aberrant on May 11, 2008 - 19 answers

Why does my MacBook sometimes restart when I close the lid for sleep time?

Why does my MacBook occasionally restart when I close the lid to have it go to sleep? This MacBook is only a couple months old (the latest MacBook revision) running 10.4.10. It's very sporadic. I will close the machine, then, after a few seconds, I hear the Mac startup chime. Here, though, it pauses the startup routine. Then I open the lid and it finishes booting. Any thoughts?
posted by jroybal on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Put my iMac to sleep or run Folding@Home?

Which would more benefit humankind in general (albeit in a tiny, tiny way): Putting my iMac to sleep to conserve energy at night, or running Folding@Home?
posted by DakotaPaul on Dec 4, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I help a loved one (who is not human) overcome insomnia?

My Mac mini can no longer dream of electric sheep. [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Sep 28, 2006 - 11 answers

How to force iMac screen to sleep?

I have an iMac G5 (iSight) running Mac OS X 10.4. Is there a way to force the screen to go to sleep, but keep the computer running? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Mar 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Waking up: alarm clock advice for the undisciplined.

Two-part question about waking up: I'm looking for something that functions like the iPod alarm clock (but without having to own an iPod) or better yet, this "peaceful progression wake-up clock." The catch is I'm kind of a cheapskate, and have no idea whether an expensive alarm clock will really help me wake up earlier & more easily. (Secondly, any good advice on how to drag myself out of bed in the morning is more than welcome, too!) [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Jan 25, 2006 - 12 answers

lap-tøp no-døz

my powerbook seems to have developed narcolepsy. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jul 9, 2005 - 7 answers

Why does my mac wake up randomly from sleep?

My mac wakes up randomly from sleep in the middle of the night. Why? (Question 2: My mac beeps once at 1:30pm and I think 4:30pm. Whats with that?) [more inside]
posted by sirion on May 15, 2005 - 7 answers

Sleep or Shut Off my iBook?

Shoud I put my iBook to sleep, or shut it down, when I'm done with it? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 20, 2005 - 18 answers

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