Delete the sound driver

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  1. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I would like to delete the sound driver for an iMac g5. Any suggestions.
     
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    There may not even be a sound driver. It's probably integral to the OS, and may not be deletable like Windows.

    Press the mute button and you'll get rid of your sound until you repress it, even if you restart.
     
  3. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That doesn't really work when your teaching in a classroom :p
     
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    It would help if you described what the result was that you were looking for.


    Plug a pair of earbuds, or a dummy 3.5mm plug, into the headphone output as a low tech way of muting the machine.
     
  5. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't know what else to say other then I want no output of sound to be possilbe by the computer...
     
  6. RRK macrumors 6502

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    I think the confusion here may be due to a misunderstanding. Is this a student operated computer, rather then the teacher's computer?

    In that case my idea would be to make a user account for the student that does not allow access to control panels and then turn on mute.

    If it is a teacher computer then I don't see why the headphone solution wouldn't work. You could also plug in some external speakers and turn them off.
     
  7. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It is a lab of student machines in which we do not want any sound coming from any of the Student Machines. Does this also turn off the response from the keyboard volume controls if I restrict the user account from the sound controls?
     
  8. RRK macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so but you could plug in any keyboard. On my Aluminum keyboard, at least, you can turn off all of the special features so that the keys are only function keys. I don't know if it is an option on older keyboards but you can look in the Keyboard & Mouse pref. pane.
     
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    System/Library/Extentions/AppleOnboardAudio.kext

    Warning. Here be dragons. You may need to reinstall the OS if this really breaks things. I haven't tried doing anything because frankly, it scares me.
     
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  12. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ya, i was going to edit that as a last resort.
     
  13. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    removing that file did nothing.

    /Library/Audio folder and /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreAudio.framework/ and /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreAudioKit.framework/

    computer wont boot when modifying those files. :(

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    Nevermind. When I totally remove the file from that directory it works, I guess renaming it was not enough.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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