Theme music for the XS
|Reported by:||douglas||Owned by:||douglas|
|Component:||school server||Version:||not specified|
|Deployments affected:||Action Needed:||never set|
The school server needs to use sound to communicate.
For example, it automatically mounts USB drives and attempts various
communications, and this can take some time. Rather than have the
human guess how long to wait, the school server should play starting
and finishing ditties. It could indicate errors, and give musical
Other ideas would be to have the server play an hourly tune that
indicated the disk was 95% full, or play a sad song when the network
is in poor shape.
These must be played through the PC speaker -- that annoying thing
that beeps at you in the console. It can be induced to play melodies
through escape codes. For instance, the following plays an A followed
by E followed by a higher A:
echo -en '\033[10;440]\033[11;250]\007' > /dev/tty1 # sleep because echo is instantaneous. sleep 0.3 echo -en '\033[10;660]\033[11;250]\007' > /dev/tty1 sleep 0.3 echo -en '\033[10;880]\033[11;250]\007' > /dev/tty1 sleep 0.3 # silently return the beep to something reasonably normal. echo -en '\033[10;750]\033[11;300]' > /dev/tty1
So please, add candidate tunes below, either in this notation or with
a script that does the conversion.