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#7411 - 01/09/10 10:42 PM shutdown sound?
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I just ran across (actually had to dig up forcibly) a fun shutdown sound I had on my mac a looong time ago. ( I think I got it from Descent ][ )

How are these done now? I don't recall seeing this in a long time and a little casual poking around hasn't gotten me anywhere...


Edited by dianne (01/11/10 03:48 AM)
Edit Reason: topic moved from Audio, Video, Photography to Mac OS X 10.6.x.
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#7413 - 01/09/10 11:40 PM Re: shutdown sound? [Re: Virtual1]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
I just ran across (actually had to dig up forcibly) a fun shutdown sound I had on my mac a looong time ago. ( I think I got it from Descent ][ )

How are these done now? I don't recall seeing this in a long time and a little casual poking around hasn't gotten me anywhere...

>> How are these done now?

These what?

If you mean configuring a logout hook, i haven't done such things since Jaguar probably. (i think Mike Bombich had a tool called Login Window Manager that i used... but the situation may be different now).

I have seen some posts talking about "/etc/rc.shutdown.local" (it doesn't exist, but i think we can create it). Google on rc.shutdown.local i guess.

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#7414 - 01/10/10 12:02 AM Re: shutdown sound? [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> "i think Mike Bombich had a tool called Login Window Manager"

That's the first thing that came to my mind, but the latest release, v 2.0.1, is dated 5-20-05..."Upgraded for Tiger 10.4.3."
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#7416 - 01/10/10 02:59 PM Re: shutdown sound? [Re: Virtual1]
dianne Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Virtual1,

Is this question in the context of Mac OS X 10.6.x?
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#7417 - 01/10/10 03:09 PM Re: shutdown sound? [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
I have seen some posts talking about "/etc/rc.shutdown.local" (it doesn't exist, but i think we can create it).

Did a quick test last night (10.5.8 here).

Created the file (need sudo) and put this inside:
/usr/bin/say byebye

On shutdown my Mac spoke the words.

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#7425 - 01/10/10 08:55 PM Re: shutdown sound? [Re: dianne]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Is this question in the context of Mac OS X 10.6.x?

well remember back to the days of OS 9 we had the Startup Items and Shutdown Items folders, and Finder would open anything in them when shutting down or starting up, and you could put a sound file in there to play then. I miss having a shutdown and startup sound. I was wondering if they have such a critter in 10.6 as I've been looking for it ever since 10.2.

I'll have to test the rc thing. I thought rc was abandoned in general as of 10.5? Will use the "play" shell app and see if that works during the shutdown process.
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