nyef wrote:My theory is that Apple assumes that everyone just uses recent Apple laptops. One of the reasons I'm running Linux on my Mini 2010 is that OSX post-10.6 or so has broken power management (no suspend-to-disk) on that hardware, which was a major part of my use-case when I bought it.
Huh, this is a 2006 mac pro running 10.10. It is the best OSX for this hardware. Everything works great, it is more stable than 10.6.8.
What kills me is it's a hack, this machine isn't supported past 10.7 It has the tiamo boot.efi
I also rolled my 2014 macbook pro back to 10.10. 10.11 has a weird USB issue that mean my thunderbolt display only works the second time I plug it in. 10.11 also gets confused whether caps lock is on or not. (e.g. sometimes I have to have caps lock light on to type lowercase...) It hangs while waking up, it seems the second time after waking up after being undocked (undock it, it will wake fine the first time and hang the second time). So I'll stick with 10.10 which works perfectly.
Now that panasonic has some good hi-dpi options my next machine will probably be another toughbook. I use my CF-53 a lot more than I used to and I'm thinking about trading my TBD for one of those big curved dell screens. Go to the panasonic full time and turn in the MBP. The speakers in the dell screen will probably suck, but I can get a cheapie set from bose or logitech and just have them set on my desk...
So, as a "recent apple laptop" user, I can say, no that is not the case and there are plenty of bugs here as well...
Dennis Nedry wrote:When I was trying out 10.11, the UPS did another self test and everything closed up and the system turned itself off. I was able to replicate this behaviour simply by pulling the power plug on the APC and then plugging it in 5 seconds later. Even if I managed to abort the shutdown sequence in the GUI, OS X would terminate WindowServer a few seconds later and the system would go down regardless.
That's the bug I mentioned in the OP. The only option that actually "works" is the "shut down after xxx minutes".
If only my UPS didn't report it was on battery power when running it's self test. There must be a self-test signal it sends out that OSX ignores.
What I could do is hook up a 120v relay to the mains and an MCU to send the signal to the computer to shut down if there is really a power loss... jeez, what a hack.
Or I could send the UPS back, which is probably a better option since we only loose power 4 or 5 times a year. Just the vagrancies of older hardware and HFS have me a little concerned...
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