Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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kardinalcc kardinalcc is offline
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Default Hanging after sleep - 01-08-2011, 11:02 PM

I'm running OSX 10.6.6, previously 10.6.5 prior to the update yesterday. On both versions, once the system goes to sleep, either via the menu or when I close the lid, it rarely comes back. When I open the lid back up, the light will switch to solid, indicating it is no longer in sleep, but pitch black screen and system does not respond. The only thing to do is to press and hold the power button to shutdown the system and start it back up again. Anyone else have this issue? Is there a fix that I missed? Much Thanks!!

The system is running, otherwise, great.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.6 Via USB Mac | 2G Ram | Bios A05 | NBI 0.8.4 Special | 1.3MP
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Default 01-09-2011, 03:59 AM

If you haven't done so already, disable USB Legacy in the BIOS.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB Runcore | 2 GIGS RAM
10V | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351 |BIOS 06|160 GB|1 GIG RAM| 6 Cell Dell Battery
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Default 01-12-2011, 04:54 PM

If you have a stock SSD, the IOATAFamily hard drive driver from the NetBookInstaller stops working after 10.6.3. Apple upgraded their version so it "trumps" ours and it breaks the wake from sleep functionality. There's a full thread on it here:

10.6.3 on Mini9 : no sleep anymore

Just re-read your post and saw that you were ok on 10.6.5, so its probably not the same issue I noted above. Mine works fine on 10.6.6 using one of the fixes in the link I attached.
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