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GRUB2: set Super Mario as startup tune

Terminal - GRUB2: set Super Mario as startup tune
echo "GRUB_INIT_TUNE=\"1000 334 1 334 1 0 1 334 1 0 1 261 1 334 1 0 1 392 2 0 4 196 2\"" | sudo tee -a /etc/default/grub > /dev/null && sudo update-grub
2011-04-12 12:47:04
User: stanix
Functions: echo sudo tee
GRUB2: set Super Mario as startup tune


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
sudo bash -c 'echo "GRUB_INIT_TUNE=\"480 165 2 165 2 165 3 554 1 587 1 554 2 370 1 554 1 523 2 349 1 523 1 494 3 165 2 165 2 165 2\"" >> /etc/default/grub && update-grub'
2011-05-02 12:06:49
User: slayer_ftw
Functions: bash sudo

I'll let Slayer handle that. Raining Blood for your pleasure.

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What others think

untested, but if this works, the awesomeness could only be exceeded by changing the startup tune to the imperial death march

Comment by linuxrawkstar 171 weeks ago

Can anyone confirm if this works?

Comment by leovailati 171 weeks ago

This feature is documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2 , so it's for real. It is worth pointing out that the docs say that the Grub menu will not be displayed until after the music is done playing. Be aware of this when composing long into tunes.

Comment by smithadmin 170 weeks and 6 days ago

yes, it works!

Comment by cd1 170 weeks and 5 days ago

Does this work in Fedora14?

Comment by dtolj 170 weeks and 4 days ago

@dtoli if you hav grub2 installed then yes!

What I'm interested in knowing is, will it work in burg? I'm going to try it out later.

Comment by sinisterstuf 170 weeks and 3 days ago

@sinisterstuf: it works for burg

replace grub by burg and it will work

Comment by halohell 170 weeks and 2 days ago

Found elsewhere: GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 900 2 1000 2 800 2 400 2 600 3" for the "Close Encounters" greeting message. Sure would be nice to cat /dev/dsp somehow to test these tunes without rebooting.

Comment by Mozai 169 weeks ago

"sure would be nice to ..." Ha! instead of waiting, I figured it out myself. Pity that the GRUB2 wiki is down, else I'd add it there. It's too long to be a one-liner; pity I can't use it to curry favour with this website.

tune="480 900 2 1000 2 800 2 400 2 600 3"; f="";tmpdir=$(mktemp -d);for d in $tune;do if [ ! "$t" ];then t=$d;elif [ ! "$f" ];then f=$d;else sox -U -r 8000 -n -t raw - synth $(echo "$d*(60/$t)"|bc -l) sine $f >>$tmpdir/grubtune.ul;f="";fi;done;sox -c1 -r 8000 $tmpdir/grubtune.ul $tmpdir/grubtune.au;play -q $tmpdir/grubtune.au;/bin/rm -r $tmpdir
Comment by Mozai 169 weeks ago

Hint: divide/multiply every second number by 2 to get a lower/higher octave :)

Comment by stanix 168 weeks and 4 days ago

Amazing. This worked like a charm

Comment by nssy 168 weeks and 1 day ago

Star Wars Imperial Death March:

GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 4 440 4 440 4 349 3 523 1 440 4 349 3 523 1 440 8 659 4 659 4 659 4 698 3 523 1 415 4 349 3 523 1 440 8"

Comment by Striek 163 weeks and 1 day ago


Comment by sputnick 163 weeks ago

tee is used when you need to print to STDOUT _and_ a file. Using it with sudo like this just adds an unneeded program into the mix. The alternative, passing all the commands to sudo as a string to be execute by bash, is somewhat better but still awkward.

Comment by dbbolton 153 weeks and 1 day ago

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