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Old 08-17-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Shutdown sound fails to work

Hi all,

I followed the answer of following posting to setup "Start Up" and "Shutdown" sound.

To my understanding;
Start Up = Login
Shutdwon = Power off

"Start Up" works but "Shutdown" sound fail to work.

$ cat /etc/init.d/
#! /bin/bash

/usr/bin/playwave /usr/share/MusicBox.wav
$ ls -al /etc/init.d/
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 56 Aug 17 16:57 /etc/init.d/
$ ls -l /etc/rc0.d/
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 31 Aug 17 17:03 /etc/rc0.d/ -> /etc/init.d/
$ ls -l /etc/rc6.d/
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 31 Aug 17 17:03 /etc/rc6.d/ -> /etc/init.d/
$ playwave /usr/share/MusicBox.wav
Opened audio at 22050 Hz 16 bit stereo
The sound file works.

Please help. TIA

Old 08-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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I looked at your link and I don't use Fedora but I bet your K number is higher than a K number to stop sound

eg K01alsa-utils

what this means is....if you change your sound to will still execute after K01alsa due to alphabetic order....AFAIK

so it might be easier to play the sound first so it gets

remove the symlinks for alsa and redo them so they have


K numbers can be shared.

2) need alsa before sound so the symlinks for that can remain but I suspect you are going to relink

on that basis it might be better to have in /etc/init.d +x

then create sym links and ONLY then add the correct numbers

let me know if you have understood

good luck

Last edited by aus9; 08-18-2012 at 10:15 PM.


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