Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). changing startup sound - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In changing startup sound ichiban_jay Posted: December 21, 2003 10:55AM in macOS edited March 2014 OooOoOoo... I wonder, is there any way to change the start up sound of my mac? the "duuum" sound does grow old after many many years «123»Comments Reply 1 of 44 seen_xu Posts: 134member December 21, 2003 1:50PM yeah, that sound sucks! Reply 2 of 44 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member December 21, 2003 1:53PM It's stored in ROM on the motherboard.Good luck changing it! Reply 3 of 44 seen_xu Posts: 134member December 21, 2003 1:55PM for security reasons....keep it self sucks.... Reply 4 of 44 ichiban_jay Posts: 660member December 21, 2003 2:38PM dang... is there any way to set the computer to play another tune? maybe from the HD? Reply 5 of 44 hom Posts: 1,098member December 21, 2003 3:19PM Nope. Reply 6 of 44 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member December 21, 2003 3:31PM "Startup" sound no. Desktop Startup sound, kind of. from the last time this question was askedversiontracker has some other utilities, but Classic Startup seems preferredNot perfect, but does this do what you wanted? Reply 7 of 44 mac+ Posts: 580member December 21, 2003 8:46PM just keep it running and only put it to sleep - presto... no more start-up sound Reply 8 of 44 aquatic Posts: 5,602member December 21, 2003 9:49PM Do G5s have the same sound? I can't believe they didn't change it for G5s, it's been the same for a lot of new models, the G5 was quite a departure, I thought they'd finally change it. A Surround Sound start up sound, considering it has optical audio, would've been sweeeet. Sort of a swirling around you start up sound, or something. Maybe they'll change it for the iMac 3? The *G5* iMac? Reply 9 of 44 luca Posts: 3,833member December 21, 2003 10:48PM I don't think it'll change anytime soon. Macs used to change startup sounds pretty often - my parents bought new Macs every few years and I remember wondering what the next one would sound like when starting up. Now, though, they've all sounded the same since the PCI PowerMacs came out, so I doubt there will be a change anytime soon. Reply 10 of 44 hom Posts: 1,098member December 21, 2003 10:50PM Isn't the start up sound a B? Isn't that the note that an orchestra plays to tune up? You'd think, I played trumpet for 8 years and was in dozens of concerts, but I can't remember if a B was the note I played to tune up. Reply 11 of 44 ichiban_jay Posts: 660member December 21, 2003 11:01PM no, a orchestra tunes their A, D, G, C, and E Reply 12 of 44 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member December 22, 2003 1:03AM given Jobs and Woz early Phreaking history, it would be funny if it were a harmonic of 2600 Hz Reply 13 of 44 fiddler Posts: 36member December 22, 2003 12:08PM Having perfect pitch, I believe the startup chord is either D-flat major or G-flat major... I can't quite remember, and I'm not going to restart my Mac just to find out. :PEDIT: fine, so I did reboot just to find out. It's sort of G-flat, but a quarter-tone or so flatter than your average A=440hz G flat. Reply 14 of 44 eudaimic Posts: 44member December 22, 2003 2:30PM God I hate that sound! It's the only thing I'm tired of in my PB Reply 15 of 44 aquatic Posts: 5,602member December 22, 2003 5:38PM They used to have cool ones, like for the 840av. The IIsi and Quadras sounded happy. It's definitely been a record time since the sound changed! Time for a new one! Reply 16 of 44 psgamer0921 Posts: 393member December 22, 2003 7:26PM If you look at digital metronomes, you will see that they do have A between 40BPM and 220BPM. To whoever said it, you tuned to B, because you're instrument is Bb. B on a Bb instrument is the equivalent to A concert Reply 17 of 44 hom Posts: 1,098member December 22, 2003 7:46PM Quote:Originally posted by psgamer0921 If you look at digital metronomes, you will see that they do have A between 40BPM and 220BPM. To whoever said it, you tuned to B, because you're instrument is Bb. B on a Bb instrument is the equivalent to A concert That was me and thanks for the info. I knew that I wasn't going crazy and I tuned to a B. Reply 18 of 44 stoo Posts: 1,490member December 22, 2003 8:24PM You could set the volume to zero on shutdown, then reset it to whatever you like on startup, using Applescript, to mute the startup sound.Where are the Startup Items and Shutdown Items equivalents in OS X? Reply 19 of 44 aquatic Posts: 5,602member December 22, 2003 9:35PM In Library. Yes you're right, that's sort of a jury rigged way to do it, to mute the startup sound and play one at log in. Reply 20 of 44 towel Posts: 1,479member December 23, 2003 12:22AM It's a startup sound, not an OS-is-loading sound. Compare to x86 boxes, which after all these years still make that annoying "blip-bleep" noise when they boot. By comparison, the Mac startup tone is so rich and deep and almost creamy. ;p One of the many benefits of making he whole widget.I always thought it was funny how MS has put in more and more complicated sounds when Windows starts to load. Like they can't match the beauty and immediacy of the Mac tone, so they try the my-startup-sound-is-longer-than-yours game. I think with XP they're up to an entire Rolling Stones album, a Beatles LP and half of Beethoven's Ninth. And Windows is still loading when it's all done. If you feel the need to match that, set your OSX to auto-login and play whatever you want at login. To me, this is one of so many ways in which Windows just feels like a poorly designed toy. With its silly OS-loading noises, jarringly gaudy colors and bigger-is-better interface elements, how can it be considered a "serious" OS, and not something that fell off a Toys R Us truck? Oh, right, because it has more games. I forgot. «123» Sign In or Register to comment.