Turn off osx Powermac G5 startup sound?

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Every time I turn my G5 on, I hear the OSX startup chime/sound; is there a way to stop it from sounding upon boot?
 

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Click the speaker icon at the top menu bar and drag the blue circle all the way down.
 

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Click the speaker icon at the top menu bar and drag the blue circle all the way down.
Ah, the mute is different to how it is on my MBP.

Is it possible to change the chime sound?

Is the Powermac G5 compatible with Time Capsule?

Thanks :D
 

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There is no way to change the startup chime on a PowerMac G5. If the G5 is running Tiger or Leopard, it is compatible with a Time Capsule.

Don't you believe these guys, download and install "Startup Sound", I use it to lower the startup chime volume, but you can also turn the sound off with it.
Works like a charm on all my Macs.
All that does is put a shutdown script to mute the audio and save the current audio volume and a startup script to restore the audio levels to the previous levels.
 

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There is no way to change the startup chime on a PowerMac G5. If the G5 is running Tiger or Leopard, it is compatible with a Time Capsule.
Yeah it's running Leopard.

So if I wanted to, I could buy 3 Time Capsules for each of my Macs, one per Mac?

Would it be worth it though?
 

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Yeah it's running Leopard.

So if I wanted to, I could buy 3 Time Capsules for each of my Macs, one per Mac?

Would it be worth it though?
You could, but multiple Macs can back up to one Time Capsule.
 

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All that does is put a shutdown script to mute the audio and save the current audio volume and a startup script to restore the audio levels to the previous levels.
I do not care how it is achieved, does it not do exactly what the OP asked,

" is there a way to stop it from sounding upon boot?"

And it is set and forget, no need to diddle with the mute button each time you shutdown.

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If the G5 is running Tiger or Leopard, it is compatible with a Time Capsule.
If the G5 is running Tiger, which has no Time Machine support, what is the best way to make use of the Time Capsule?
 

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If the G5 is running Tiger, which has no Time Machine, what is the best way to make use of the Time Capsule?
Time Capsules are nothing more than a NAS. Time Machine does not need to be used to use a Time Capsule. The OP can simply use the Time Capsule via SMB/AFP within Finder and mount it as an AirDisk and use his own backup software like SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner.
 

Lil Chillbil

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I do not care how it is achieved, does it not do exactly what the OP asked,

" is there a way to stop it from sounding upon boot?"

And it is set and forget, no need to diddle with the mute button each time you shutdown.

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so is smashing the speakers in the g5 with a hammer

If he could do it natively in os x why would he ever want to download some faulty app to do the same dang thing?
 

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Time Capsules are nothing more than a NAS. Time Machine does not need to be used to use a Time Capsule. The OP can simply use the Time Capsule via SMB/AFP within Finder and mount it as an AirDisk and use his own backup software like SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner.
Thank you, good to know.

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If he could do it natively in os x why would he ever want to download some faulty app to do the same dang thing?
It's called automation, something you'll grow to understand once you reach puberty.
BTW the app is not faulty, works every time as mentioned, set and forget.
 

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I have no speakers attached to the G5 o_O
does the G5 have sound inside OSX with no speakers connected?

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Yeah it's running Leopard.

So if I wanted to, I could buy 3 Time Capsules for each of my Macs, one per Mac?

Would it be worth it though?
u dont need to BUY a "Time Capsule" thats just another way to waste your money all u need to do is use a external USB or FireWire HDD that is close to, equal to or more than the biggest HDD in all ur macs once u plug in the HDD OS X asks u if u wanna use it has a TimeMachine Backup just click yes. i use a external USB HDD to backup my eMac it works just fine.
 

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I read on an Apple forum that the chime is to tell me that the POST occurred successfully; is this the case?
 

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Liquinn: Only if you want to know on every boot up. But the checks will be executed even if you turn off the sound... ;)

LeoTheLion89: Yes, but they are pretty weak.
 

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Do you happen to know what the chipset is? On you mbp, on the system info you can check what chipset the mbp is using for bt. If it is the same chipset, it will work. Afaik, it is cambridge silicon.
 

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Do you happen to know what the chipset is? On you mbp, on the system info you can check what chipset the mbp is using for bt. If it is the same chipset, it will work. Afaik, it is cambridge silicon.
What do I have to do on my Macbook Pro? Check the chipset?