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Default No sleep on OSX 10.6.7 - 04-16-2011, 12:50 PM

Hi guys,

I'm having problems with sleep on my mini 9.
Specs are: Dell mini 9, A05 BIOS, 1GB RAM, 16GB STEC SSD, OSX SL 10.6.7. Installed and updated with NBI...51.
Everything works fine other than sleep.

I've tried disabling both Bluetooth and USB Legacy in BIOS, and it still wont sleep. I'm not even entirely sure if it sleeps, if i close my lid or choose sleep in the shutdown menu, the screen goes blank and the little power light doesn't change at all.

When it was 10.6.3, the sleep worked and when it went to sleep, there was that soft pulsating glow on the power light.

Anyone else have any ideas?
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Default 04-16-2011, 11:27 PM

don't quite know i haven't updated my OSX yet but when i find out ill shoot you some more info


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Default 04-16-2011, 11:46 PM

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Hi guys,

I'm having problems with sleep on my mini 9.
Specs are: Dell mini 9, A05 BIOS, 1GB RAM, 16GB STEC SSD, OSX SL 10.6.7. Installed and updated with NBI...51.
Everything works fine other than sleep.

I've tried disabling both Bluetooth and USB Legacy in BIOS, and it still wont sleep. I'm not even entirely sure if it sleeps, if i close my lid or choose sleep in the shutdown menu, the screen goes blank and the little power light doesn't change at all.

When it was 10.6.3, the sleep worked and when it went to sleep, there was that soft pulsating glow on the power light.

Anyone else have any ideas?
It's your stock STEC SSD that is causing the sleep issue. There is a thread here somewhere about sleep and stock ssd's.


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 04-17-2011, 12:04 AM

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It's your stock STEC SSD that is causing the sleep issue. There is a thread here somewhere about sleep and stock ssd's.
Ah yes, I have read about that. On the 10v, some have disabled (deleted) IOATAFamily.kext and its worked, but that was on 10.6.3/4. I've tried that as well, but no success.

Well, if the problem is the STEC SSD, if i change it to a Runcore SSD, will the sleep work? Anyone has any experience?

EDIT: btw, there is another thread about this here: 10.6.3 on Mini9 : no sleep anymore
Seems like no one else on that thread is working on 10.6.7 though.

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Default 04-17-2011, 02:36 AM

That's a really old thread, I thought the newer NBI fixed this problem.

I had a mini 9 with a 16 gig STEC I set up and sold to a co-worker a week ago and it sleeps fine. It's running 10.6.7 as well.

I did the initial install with OS X 10.6.0 using NBM/NBI 0.8.4 RC 1 and then installed the 20100616212351 version and updated to 10.6.7 with no issues.

I did disable the Bluetooth in the BIOS as it doesn't work properly on these mini's even after the hack, and he didn't really have a need for it.

The 10v's usually come with a standard hard drive, so they can actually be made to Hibernate as well as Sleep, but sleep is as good as we can hope for on the mini 9.

Sleep has never been an issue on either my Runcore or my SuperTalent SSD's.


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Default 04-17-2011, 10:05 AM

Thanks for the reply. Man, I just can't figure out whats wrong.

I installed from 10.6.3 retail disk with NBI0.8.4RC1, then upgraded to NBI...51 and 10.6.7.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I've tried disabling the bluetooth in BIOS and USB Legacy Support. Is there anything else that I can do?
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Default 04-18-2011, 01:37 AM

Sleep fixed!

Upon startup I get this message "Hibernation file is too old by xxxxxx seconds. Use ForceWake=y to override". Perhaps the hibernation was not properly disabled? All it needed was for hibernation to be turned off and hibernation file to be deleted. As found here: Hibernation file is too old by xxxxxx seconds. Use ForceWake=y to override

Terminal commands:
sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage
sudo pmset hibernatemode 0

That fixed the sleep as well. Bluetooth and USB Legacy support is turned off in BIOS.

Also, I just tried external monitor and it didn't work. I'll look more into the forums for a fix or start another thread. Thank you guys for your help! You are all awesome!

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Default 04-18-2011, 03:43 AM

External monitor is hit or miss.

I just decided not to mess with it anymore, myself.

You might see if you can glean anything from this post-
How to connect the VGA Output of the Mini 10v running OSX 10.6.4


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 10-02-2011, 03:03 AM

Thank you. Worked on my Mini 9.
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