View Full Version : [ubuntu] Login sound won't play!

April 30th, 2009, 04:45 PM
I have tried to change my login sound, the one that plays when you type in your password incorrectly or login.

April 30th, 2009, 04:50 PM
did you install MP3 support?

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

April 30th, 2009, 05:28 PM
then what, do i just rename them all?

April 30th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Go to:

Administrator -> Login Window?? (Something like that, I am not on Ubuntu now so I forgot...)

The sound that plays when you fail your password should be configurable from there. I would think you should make it a PCM .wav file.

If you want to convert a file into wav, simply install soundconverter.

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

Drag and drop a file into sound converter, and under preferences, tell it to convert it to wav. Make sure you do not tell it to delete the original.

April 30th, 2009, 06:47 PM
they are already in wav but they still don't work

April 30th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Hrmm...... Well sometimes the login thing resets some configuration on its own like a bug, though I doubt that is the problem. Sorry I could not be of more help.

Does it play the default sound, or no sound when you change it?

April 30th, 2009, 06:58 PM
it's the default beep when it has nothing to play, ya know, the one that comes from the computer itself

April 30th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Ah, I see. I am not currently on Ubuntu right now, however when I go home I will see if I can get it to work. I will report back.

April 30th, 2009, 07:04 PM
gksu gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf


so that the path points to your sound file.

You will have to restart gdm to make the change effective:
Either reboot the machine, or try this:

Log out. Press Ctrl-Alt-F2. Log in at the text prompt. Type

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
Logout. Press Ctrl-Alt-F7 to get back to the gdm login window.
Try logging in.

April 30th, 2009, 07:29 PM
i can log in fine, it just doesn't make the sounds that i want it to, the ones in the sounds menu in preferences work but not the login window ones

May 1st, 2009, 04:24 PM
T_T I forgot to check.. I will make a note this time.

Edit: I have F11 KDE installed right now anyway....