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I want to do two (simple) things on Mac OS X 10.2.8 1. turn off that annoying chime at start-up Apple has a developer article saying how to do this here: http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/Sample_Code/Human_Interface_Toolbox/Mac_OS_High_Level_Toolbox/NoSound.htm but it takes code, and the code won't compile ("gcc main.c") error free. Isn't there a way to disable it with a script, or even a preference? 2. make the system play my own .wav file instead. The wav file is the HAL 9000 saying "I'm completely operational, etc etc" har har. You can get it from here: http://www.wavsource.com/movies/2001.htm Does anyone know how to do either of these ...

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    I want to do two (simple) things on Mac OS X 10.2.8

    1. turn off that annoying chime at start-up
    Apple has a developer article saying how to do this here:
    http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/Sample_Code/Human_Interface_Toolbox/Mac_OS_High_Level_Toolbox/NoSound.htm
    but it takes code, and the code won't compile ("gcc main.c")
    error free.
    Isn't there a way to disable it with a script, or even a
    preference?

    2. make the system play my own .wav file instead.
    The wav file is the HAL 9000 saying "I'm completely operational,
    etc etc" har har.
    You can get it from here:
    http://www.wavsource.com/movies/2001.htm

    Does anyone know how to do either of these things?
    I have done a web search, a usenet search, and a search at
    developer.apple.com without result.
    Ideas welcome!
    Stan Guest

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    Stan Accrington wrote:
     

    It's a function of the PROM (flash memory).
    If you try to mess with that, you'll have all kinds of
    horrible nightmares trying to start the computer or
    recognise the hard drives IMVHO.
    Why not just mute the sound prior to shutdown?
    Although to be honest you're not supposed to be
    shutting them down as a rule.
    George Guest

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    Default Re: how to play a sound at startup

    In article <google.com>,
    every1.net (Stan Accrington) wrote:
     

    I am running a program called "Classic Startup Sound". It allows you to
    Play a system 7 sound as a OSX startup sound. You can probably find it
    at:

    www.versiontracker.com
    Slartibartfast Guest

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    Default Re: how to play a sound at startup

    In article <google.com>,
    every1.net (Stan Accrington) wrote:
     

    That sample is for Mac OS 9 and earlier. It won't run on Mac OS X.

    All it's doing is this:
    -On shutdown, get the current volume setting, save it to a file, and set
    the volume to 0.
    -On startup, get the volume setting that was saved on shutdown and set
    the volume to that value.

    You could potentially write something similar for Mac OS X.
     

    The sound is stored in ROM. You can't change it.

    -Eric

    --
    Eric Albert edu
    http://rescomp.stanford.edu/~ejalbert/
    Eric Guest

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