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    MacBook Pro crashes, what is window server?

    by nikamearza ·

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    Every now and then when my macbook pro latest ventura version no beta) doesn’t have a power connection and I walk away from it and come back it has gone to a login screen that doesn’t have a picture of the user. The login screen usually has a picture in the middle, for example if you restart it.

    If I then log in, all programs start again and it’s like it rebooted, but there is no notice that “macbook ended unexpectedly” or the like. The battery is not dead, it has not turned off due to battery saving as far as I can see. all word files and the like I’ve worked on are restored, but that also means you have to save them again, so it’s not without worries. Google says it could be some software causing it, but I have no idea what software is causing it. Was advised to check the system log.

    The system log says it’s “Windowserver” apparently. But don’t know what I can do about it.

    Anyone know what to do?

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to MacBook Pro crashes, what is window server?

      You write “window server” and “windowserver”. That’s not the same.

      Please give a full and exact copy of what the system log says. No typos like that one.

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      Reply To: MacBook Pro crashes, what is window server?

      by mrmacfixit ·

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      sounds suspiciously like your MBP is going to sleep as per your instructions in the Energy Saver Control Panel.

      Reading between the lines, I gather that this “problem” only occurs when the MBP is running only on battery power.
      If the problem does not happen when the MBP is attached to an outside power source, then the MBP going to sleep fairly quickly after a period, user defined, of no activity

      Every time you double click a folder, it opens a new window and displays the contents of that folder in the window. The Desktop is also a window, albeit a large one, and once again WindowServer is doing it’s job by displaying all your icons exactly where you left the. All apps on you MBP rely on it to function correctly

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