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Thread: Dockable shutdown icon?

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    The thing is, I usually keep the mini in the car only during weekends. Rest of the time I bring it back to my apartment. So a convenient shutdown is what i'm after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jirka Jirout View Post
    It works this way:

    1. You issue a sleep request
    2. The mac dumps the RAM to the HDD and makes a notes the computer went to sleep (in NVRAM)
    3. The computer goes to *normal* sleep with RAM powered - if you wake the computer now, it will wake up normally within a few seconds.
    4. If you remove the power, the computer turns off (and is in what is called deep sleep)
    5. When you reconnect the power and eventually press the power button, the Mac checks whether there is the sleep entry note (created in step 2). If it is, it takes the RAM dump and restores it. If it is not, it enters the regular boot sequence.
    Well i meant that you have to put it to sleep at the least not necissarilly(totally botched the spelling of that) deep sleep. I just meant that you can't just pull the power and it will deep sleep.

    To the OP. You might think about making a dock for the mini. Mine is in my project page here. 1995 240SX Mac Mini Lilliput 7"

    I take mine in the house pretty often too and the little connector for the macpac power button wasn't gonna cut it. The little solenoid i used to press the power button has been working perfectly for about a year now. I also don't have the p1900 hooked up to the car ignition switch just cause i hate the carputer turning off when i stop at the gas station or the store. The Optima yellow top battery is awesome by the way.

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    You could also just get one of these.

    http://www.ergonomictouchpad.com/

    Would make it easy to get to the corners of the screen for you and be a pretty simple install. The thing works great!

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    bpwned, the link worked a charm...

    do shell script "shutdown -h now" password "YourAdminPwd" with administrator privileges

    was the way to go. THanks a bunch!!

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    Cool. Glad to hear that.

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    Hello bpwned.

    Quote Originally Posted by bpwned View Post
    That's how I've configured my Mini! (P2140 sends it to sleep when I turn off ignition, then cuts power after 1h, the Mac automatically saves the session to HDD and starts again where I left off).
    That's the same setup, I had running last year. But my/the P2140 has some bugs, so that the power was cutted completely sometimes before the mini was in sleep mode.

    What firmware and settings for the P1240 you are using?

    ByE...

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    My P2140 has firmware version 1.83 and everything set to standard, except for shutdown lockout. I reduced that to 15secs. That's enough for the Mini to write all the data to the disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpwned View Post
    My P2140 has firmware version 1.83 and everything set to standard, except for shutdown lockout. I reduced that to 15secs. That's enough for the Mini to write all the data to the disk.
    How do you power the LCD screen? From the secondary output of the P2140?

    Because I'm using an Indash-LCD, I set the Shutdown-Delay to 15 sec and set the secondary power to follow the shutdown-delay for powering off. This gives the LCD enough time to close and disconnect (USB) before the mini is going to sleep/hibernate. Else the mini would wake up again, if the LCD is disconnect (itself) from USB.
    Today again all the settings were gone.

    ByE...

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    Yes, I power it from the secondary output. It's just that I have a "normal" LCD and thus I don't have to look after it being disconnected at a certain time. I just switch power to everything off after 15s.
    You might have more luck asking your question in the carnetix support forum. I'm sure they've already dealt with such issues.

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