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teachmeifyoucan
December 17th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Hi,

I've recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop -- clean HD, no other partitions.

(It's odd, though; when I go to System -> About Ubuntu, it tells me I have version 11.04 Natty Narwhal.)

Anyhow, when switching on my laptop, a short drumming sound effect can be heard when the login prompt appears on the GUI.

There are numerous threads on the Internet explaining various methods to disable this. I have done everything as instructed in these threads to no avail, including:

1) System -> Administration -> Login Screen -> Unlock -> [enter password] -> make sure "Play login sound" is unchecked (it was already) -> Close

2) System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications -> uncheck "Gnome Login Sound" -> Close

3) System -> Preferences -> Sound -> Sound Effects -> Alert volume -> check "Mute" -> Sound theme -> No sounds -> Close

It's foolproof, really. Nevertheless, when restarting the computer, the drum sound is heard again at the login prompt.

I realize I can simply find and delete the sound files, but isn't that a bit harsh? Surely there must be a more elegant way to silence the login.

Thanks for your help!

teachmeifyoucan
December 17th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Problem solved.

In System -> Administration -> Login Screen, I checked the box, closed it, reopened it, and then unchecked it again. Worked like a charm.

Please close this thread.

Krytarik
December 17th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Problem solved.

In System -> Administration -> Login Screen, I checked the box, closed it, reopened it, and then unchecked it again. Worked like a charm.

Please close this thread.
Fine.

YOU have to close your thread, click on "Thead Tools", then "Mark as Solved", something like that (never started a thread).

Greetings

spielball
May 3rd, 2011, 10:59 PM
So, this is a bug. Because the check box is not ticked by default. Yet the drum sound plays when the login screen comes up. How could anyone figure this out? By pure chance only. Ubuntu seems not very user-friendly in this regard. Everything concerning sounds should be to be found in the same place, instead of being cluttered in various buried settings. This is as awful as Windows 98 usability.

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