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Mute the startup sound using a logout hook
Authored by: trosberg on Jul 16, '07 01:31:01AM

The method described does not work on this iMac G5 2.1 GHz, Mac OS X 10.4.9, with two sound out devices (internal and USB).

The startup chime is not altered by setting output volume, and is played every time through internal.



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Mute the startup sound using a logout hook
Authored by: trosberg on Jul 16, '07 02:14:42AM

An explanation for the above mentioned: There seems to be kind of minimum volume for startup chime in iMac G5 2.1 GHz. No audible difference between 'set volume 1' and 'set volume 2', which is still quite loud. Mute works, though. So my only possibility is mute internal speakers in System Preferences or via this hint.

A freeware control panel 'StartupSound' does the same, too, and is not capable to set volume lower than 'set volume 2'. Using System Preferences is enough. I mute internal speakers that play startup chime, and set volume of USB audio device for apropriate listening experience.



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