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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:54 am

In some other thread, there was discussion about the Raspberry Pi\'s bootup sound. A bootup sound is like the PC\'s beep when you get past the BIOS, or the \"Bong\" when you boot up a Mac. Why don\'t we brainstorm and think up some ideas?

My ideas:

1. A can of Pepsi/Coke opening, that classic \"Pssch\" sound. Although, that might be a little startling when you\'re sleepy.

2. A remix version of Brian Eno\'s Windows 95 startup sound.

3. A doorbell.

...Get thinking! :P

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:02 am

it might be just me, but i like my computers to be dead silent. ill know its turning on by what it says on the screen.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:03 am

I\'m with Kyle on silent, but I thought that\'s why Ubuntu made the audio mute sticky between power ons. So I say, creative folk knock yourselves out and find just the right jingle for the pre-teens! :-)

(Please not the Jeopardy song. Sorry to all the non-US folk. Jeopardy is a TV game show that plays a little ditty while contestants are thinking. It\'s become the classic \"you\'re making me wait too long\" sound in the US. My wife hums it when put on hold. I can\'t carry a tune....)


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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:42 pm

I looked up the Jeopardy music - Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Its enough to turn a brain to mulch.... Instead, how about a nice 50Hz hum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_hum for a few seconds?

OR, if the BBC could be persuaded to loan it, the Radiophonic effect \"Major Bloodnock\'s Stomach\"?
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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:46 pm

[quote]Quote from tufty on October 1, 2011, 20:05
If it\'s not silent, it should be : /the_two_ronnies_the_phantom_raspberry_blower/[/quote]

Just watched/listened to the suggested skit. I was thinking of more like a brass horn player using their mouth piece without the instrument, than the campfire bean eating scene from Blazing Saddles. ( I played the Cornet, Baritone and French Horn in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.)

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwaEPTSRcSw

wrt the phantom raspberry blower of old london town, I think he\'s referring to the noise from around 11s on the youtube clip.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:41 pm

Well, I\'m a musician, I might try and make some little bootup sounds. :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:02 pm

[quote]dhb
I\'m with Kyle on silent...[/quote]
Ditto here. Enforced with cutters and soldering iron, if necessary.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:07 pm

As long as it\'s easy to disable or change I\'m fine. If someone really wants a sound they could add it themselves.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:09 pm

Silent for me though it has to be said that a beep on boot can be quite helpful. Like when your monitor\'s knackered, not connected or someone forgot to turn it on. That\'s all up to you, it\'s your Pi after all and nothing somebody else would have to do for you.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:11 pm

[quote]Quote from WASD on October 2, 2011, 00:07
As long as it\'s easy to disable or change I\'m fine. If someone really wants a sound they could add it themselves.[/quote]

It should be as easy an edit to the Boot/Start-up script. The same should be true for the Background Image or Screen Saver Image.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:51 am

I would also prefer a silent computer at startup. Those who want a noisy bootup could add it to their bootup scripts.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:11 am

Aw :( I was gonna write a 4-note 2-second startup sound :(

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:11 pm

Silent absolutely. I\'ve never had a linux box that annoys me with sounds on bootup.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:44 pm

[quote]Quote from Bacan on October 2, 2011, 16:11
[quote]Quote from WASD on October 2, 2011, 00:07
As long as it\'s easy to disable or change I\'m fine. If someone really wants a sound they could add it themselves.[/quote]
It should be as easy an edit to the Boot/Start-up script. The same should be true for the Background Image or Screen Saver Image.[/quote]
Are you talking about some r-pi distro? I thought we were talking about a beep before the OS was loaded.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:21 pm

Does the r-pi even have an on-board speaker? I don\'t remember hearing about that so any sound would have to be part of the OS boot, right?
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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:50 pm

I imagine it\'d be quite a few pennies to add one... for a non-critical item I\'d hope it\'s not on there.

Might be an easy educational project for students though.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:08 pm

R-Pi has an Audio-Output jack/port, no speaker! You\'ll need some type of Amp, between the R-Pi and the human\'s ears.

As for a custom R-Pi Linux or other OS distro, I have yet to met one that didn\'t get tuned up, sooner or later, both in software and for musical play-back.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:08 pm

That alpha board had no speaker, but we could use that audio out...? Failing that a low wattage speaker on the GPIO could do something, no? Switch it on/off at 440Hz for Concert \'A\', and send the other side to ground...

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:28 pm

Oh come on people!

We *must* have a Beeeeep, Beep of the original Model A/B!!!

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:07 pm

I am loving the ideas in there, some of them made me laugh.

There\'s two ways to do the sound, one is when the OS is just about booted (ala /etc/rc.local ) or you stick a binary to run after the GPU finishes booting that plays a raw sound out to the audio port and then the binary moves on to the next chain, which is kernel booting.

All in all, keep your ideas coming! They are quite creative. I don\'t mind a PC beeping to tell me it\'s alive but if it beeps 3 times and bursts into flames, that\'s a different story.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:22 pm

Please, a special dedicated speaker just for playing a twisted apple boot-up sound =P

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Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:13 am

OK, OK. Here is the 2012 answer. USB to Cellphone SMS interface.
Then R-Pi will reach out and Text You via your phone (or anyone else with a cellphone or another R-Pi ?!? ). :D

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