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disable lid sleep function

Is there a way to disable the lid from putting the computer to sleep in Mac OS X?

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:57:18 +0000

yes. install windows.

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 04:07:11 +0000

Haha...charlie, you still got it!

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 05:51:21 +0000

it might be a BIOS option...

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 07:21:27 +0000

That probably my number 1 gripe on the mac. I've asked many people before... no on has the answer. A lot of people at yahoo ended up carrying their laptops open. Or on the side with their arm between the lid and the base.

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 07:39:34 +0000

it's darwin. can't you just write a script to kill the daemon that handles the sleep function and then have it reenabled? and have those linked to a desktop icon or something?

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:19:41 +0000

Nope. No BIOS option.

It's worth looking into the sleep daemon mechanism. But I suspect the code is in the non-open source section of Darwin. After all, I had to install my own SleepWatcher daemon just to hook into the the sleep and wake trigger.

've been tempted to wipe it and install Windows, several times in the past week. Mac OS X is growing more and more weary on me. If it's not for the potential to learn and write more stuff about it, it'd be gone.

Steve Jobs has bad genes. You guys should quote me.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:05:49 +0000

InsomniaX 1.3.3

you guys should pay me :)

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:57:54 +0000

That's awesome. I'm gonna have to try it. Hopefully it won't conflict with SleepWatcher.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:38:01 +0000

Ok, I downloaded InsomniaX 1.3.3. It works when I enable it. However, it works so well that it even blocks the system from going into sleep mode when I press Fn-F12 (sleep function). The only way I can put the netbook into sleep mode is if I disable InsomniaX. So, right now, there is a lot of manual enabling and disabling going on. I guess it's better than nothing right now.

I wish there is a way to only disable the lid from putting the notebook into sleep, while I can manually put the notebook into sleep mode at will.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:53:50 +0000

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