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How do you restore the chime?
Authored by: chimerical on Jan 16, '09 09:14:33AM

How do you restore the chime in case you change your mind?

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How do you restore the chime?
Authored by: palahala on Jan 17, '09 03:14:09AM

First of all: note that robg states "It was written for 10.4, and 10.5 uses a different startup task mechanism, but this one should still work fine".

On my 1st generation Intel MacBook 10.5.6, on which I did NOT use this tip, I have no setting SystemStartupSound:

sudo nvram SystemStartupSound
nvram: Error (-1) getting variable - 'SystemStartupSound'

So, I assume there's no default value for this setting. sudo nvram -xp reveals I do have a value for SystemAudioVolume, but that was not used in this tip. When changing your mind (or when other problems arise) then deleting SystemStartupSound might help, but I don't know for sure:

sudo -d SystemStartupSound

Using one of the preference panes from the other comments at least helps you remember that you changed the startup volume...

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