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    wake up script for mac with lid closed?
    Hi guys,

    hope you can help...

    I have EyeTV on my mac for recording and i would like it to sleep and wake up before recording. It works fine with lid open, but not with lid closed, so i was wondering if there is a script that can bypass the lid closed sensor?

    I know of Insomnia, but it bypass the hole sleep funktion, wich i'm not interrestet in.

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    Clement
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    Why not just leave it open? If the display bothers you, you can turn it off (depending on your model and OS version) or set the brightness to 0.

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    Plugging in an external USB keyboard or mouse wakes it up but it will go back to sleep unless you have an external monitor attached.

    Or... use this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoolook View Post
    Or... use this

    semaja2
    Umm...
    Quote Originally Posted by Venomous View Post
    I know of Insomnia, but it bypass the hole sleep funktion, wich i'm not interrestet in.
    Which is wise, in my estimation, since the automatic sleep function is helpful when transporting a closed laptop.

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    OK fair enough - I think the best way would be to have the TV connected as an external monitor so it stays awake during the recording, and when it's being used as a laptop, the sleep function isn't affected.

    Alternatively, you'll need another machine to wake it if you'd prefer it to sleep before recording, back to my Mac or enable screen sharing over a WAN.
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    It's not hooked up to a external display... I'm streaming to my PS3.
    But there must be somebody out there who has made a script that bypass the lid closed sleep without bypassing the hole sleep funktion?
    I'm not interrestet in having my laptop with lid open because of dust.

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