Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: May 17 2008,11:19
|Quote (curaga @ May 17 2008,05:37)|
|Some distros play a short tune on bootup, it makes them more memorable. For example I like the way Knoppix says "initiating startup sequence", and I also remember Puppy barking.|
It's also a way of saying "your sound works" to the user.
So perhaps a short tune could be added to DSL. To .xinitrc, inside the lowram check, with a comment perhaps, so it would be easily removable for permanent installations.
Could be as simple as "cat ~/file.wav > /dev/dsp 2>/dev/null"
But then it would add some 100kbs of fluff to the distro, which might not work with 4.x since, it's at the 50mb limit right now, no?
PS: I vote for the Star Trek TNG console sound (37kb), followed by the Voyager console sound (32kb)
(But neither play correctly by catting them into /dev/dsp ... :/ )