mac pro waking spontaneously from sleep

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in macOS edited January 2014
hi



i am having a problem with my mac pro waking from sleep spontaneously at night. It doesn't always do so, but when it does it seems to be at the same time, 00:42. this morning i opened console to see what was going on at this time and this is what i got:



24/09/2008 00:17:45 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::ScheduleEvent: requested event type: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:17:45 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::ScheduleEvent: requested app name: com.elgato.eyetv

24/09/2008 00:17:45 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::ScheduleEvent: requested date: 09/24/08 00:42:54

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein: 2 entries in power event schedule table

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** date: 09/24/08 00:42:30

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** appName: com.elgato.eyetv

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** eventType: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** date: 03/31/32 06:00:00

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** appName: com.elgato.workaround

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** eventType: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:17:46 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:40 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:40 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:41 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:41 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170]

24/09/2008 00:42:41 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:42 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:42 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:43 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:43 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170]

24/09/2008 00:42:43 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:44 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:44 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:45 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:45 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:46 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:46 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:47 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:47 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:48 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:48 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:49 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:49 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:50 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:50 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:51 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:51 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:52 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:52 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170]

24/09/2008 00:42:52 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:53 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:53 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:54 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:54 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170]

24/09/2008 00:42:54 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:55 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:55 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:56 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:56 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:57 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:57 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:58 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:58 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:42:59 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:42:59 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170]

24/09/2008 00:42:59 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:43:00 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:43:00 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:43:01 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:43:01 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:43:02 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:43:02 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:43:03 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:43:03 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::CancelEvents: requested event type: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::CancelEvents: requested app name: com.elgato.eyetv

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein: 1 entries in power event schedule table

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** date: 03/31/32 06:00:00

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** appName: com.elgato.workaround

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** eventType: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] /Users/nick/Music/iTunes/menubar.scpt:

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::ScheduleEvent: requested event type: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::ScheduleEvent: requested app name: com.elgato.eyetv

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein::ScheduleEvent: requested date: 09/25/08 22:54:00

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x23023].org.tynsoe.geektool[170] execution error: iTunes got an error: Can?t get name of current track. (-1728)

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] ***Wakein: 2 entries in power event schedule table

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** date: 09/25/08 22:54:00

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** appName: com.elgato.eyetv

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** eventType: wakepoweron

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** date: 03/31/32 06:00:00

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** appName: com.elgato.workaround

24/09/2008 00:43:06 [0x0-0x1b01b].com.elgato.eyetvhelper[162] *** eventType: wakepoweron



so it would seem that eye tv is the culprit. i then went to open the com.apple.AutoWake.plist in the SystemConfiguration folder and found 2 entries for EyeTV under wakepoweron which correspond to the times listed above (i.e. 09/24/08 00:42:30 and 03/31/32 06:00:00). i have tried dumping the com.apple.AutoWake.plist into the trash and then restarting, but a new file is generated with the same entries, and also opening the com.apple.AutoWake.plist to delete the entries, but then get an error saying i don't have appropriate access privileges to save the file (even when i change privileges under 'get info' to read/write i still get the same error message).



so, i am a bit stuck as to what to do next and would be grateful for some help to delete these entries so i can get a good night's sleep!!



thanks



nick

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    I wish I had something challenging bringing my iMac out of sleep....I found out my cat steps on the keyboard overnight and watches the screensaver when it comes on.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    I used to have the same problem before, but 10.5.5 seems to have solved it so maybe try the software update if you haven't done so.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    I'm not smart enough to decipher all that report you posted so my answser is kinda simple. I have OS 10.4.11 but under System Preferences, Energy Saver, there is a button on bottom right: Schedule. It schedules your computer to wake at a particular time. Click it -- is yours scheduled to wake at 00:42?



    does 10.5 have the same thing?
  • Reply 4 of 4
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,728member
    Elgato is not the culprit. The elgato thing you see is, as the name suggests, a workaround for a bug in OS X that caused spurious entries in the machine's power schedule. 10.5.5 has allegedly fixed this problem so you should upgrade to that.
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