No startup chime in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by 5t3f4n, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Since I installed Lion I haven't heard the startup chime once.
    I did use this under Snow Leopard, but I did a completely fresh install so there should be no leftovers from 10.6.
    I was under the impression that the startup chime respected the user-set volume,
    but I always shut down with the volume at 50%.
    Is it possible that the aforementioned app modifies something at a "deeper level" than the operating system?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    #2
    I'm pretty sure the startup sound is at a bios level...since you hear it regardless of the OS you are booting into.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    In that case, how do I get it back?
    The app doesn't support Lion (at least not yet).
    I've tried contacting the developer but no reply.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Resetting the PRAM (boot with cmd-alt-P-R pressed) should bring it back.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you.
    I've thought about that myself but don't dare try it - in case it actually works.
    I enjoy not having it, which is why I muted it in the first place.
    It was out of pure curiosity I asked.
     

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