Järok

Making machines sweat.

Macbook Startup Sound

Disclosure: MacBook Pro helped me in the computer world since December 2012. I bought it myself around San Francisco and loved its ANSI keyboard (because it is very good to touchtype DVORAK on it).

This year I bought a used MacBook Air from its first owner, again a model bought originally in the U.S. This one is Linux-only since the beginning and it works reliably well.

Here is what I found at the Arch Linux wiki regarding how to mute the startup chime and it worked. Thanks!

#!/bin/sh
#
# Tested on Linux 5.4.0-56-generic (Ubuntu) on 2020-12-18
# MacBook Air 2014

F=/sys/firmware/efi/efivars
F=$F/SystemAudioVolume-7c436110-ab2a-4bbb-a880-fe41995c9f82

chattr -i $F
printf "\x07\x00\x00\x00\x00" > $F