> > When a Mac starts up, we hear a pleasant little phooom sound.
> > When Windows starts up, we hear some chintsy annoying sound.
> > When Linux starts up, one hears nothing except the hard disk.
> I don't think that LILO will ever get that feature.
> You could either write your own loader with that
> feature or do it before LILO is being loaded. Most
> PC's have 31KB of unused space at the start of the
> harddisk, here you could place the sound and a
> copy of the MBR in the MBR you could then place
> the code to play the sound. That would work
> independent of what OS you are using.
Also the MAC or windows play sound AFTER the OS has been
loaded. (and of course the audio drivers)
It should be quite simple to introduce beeps and other nice
sound (if you have a sound card configured) that are played
from within the inittab processing. I.e. for SuSE installations
there is currently a colored 'done' shown.
- find out where this 'done'is printed
- introduce a new environment variable (like
- allow the init-scripts to set these variables
to play specific wave sounds.
to make something like the windows startup sound when
using xdm (or other X-login programs) you just have to
wrap the X-Server call by a script that plays the sound
and then executes the x-server.
Playing sound after a user is logged in is a matter of the
window manager (session manager). I think KDE allows
you to configure that.
have to wrap