View Full Version : Which ones have better sounds?

April 27th, 2008, 03:23 AM
Which OS has better log in/log out sounds?

April 27th, 2008, 07:19 AM
They aren't the same?

April 27th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Mandriva's are custom ones. I don't know if Ubuntu uses upstream defaults or has its own.

April 27th, 2008, 07:19 PM
The rolling drums (Ubuntu) are unique, but I hate all login sounds.

April 28th, 2008, 04:41 AM
i think the edge goes to mandy. if it was ubuntustudio vs. mandriva, then im not so sure.

off topic but, compiz works great in mandy but how do you get 3D windows set? there was no option in CCSM. the cube looks weak without 3D windows.

April 28th, 2008, 04:02 PM
The rolling drums (Ubuntu) are unique, but I hate all login sounds.

Ditto, I didn't vote as login sounds are evil and must be punished - they destroy my laptop's speakers when I boot from a liveCD, as I posted on the ubuntu brainstorm site here (http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/4830/).

Mandriva does this too, the sound might be ok, put playing it at full volume before my desktop (and volume controls) have loaded will not endear it to me!

April 29th, 2008, 04:23 PM
MAndy's are way better IMHO than the Ubuntu drum roll. :popcorn:

April 29th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Yeah, I really like Ubuntu and use it as my primary OS, but after listening to Mandriva's sounds I want better sounds in Ubuntu. I wish I knew anything about how those sounds are made.

April 29th, 2008, 09:03 PM
login sounds can be whatever you like.

personally i just set up a script to start last.fm playing when i log in.

April 30th, 2008, 12:21 AM
I changed my Ubuntu log in/log out sounds with sounds that I downloaded from gnome-look, but that doesn't counts.
What counts is what you would listen to if you use a live-cd or if you do a fresh install.

May 1st, 2008, 04:12 PM
wolfen: you may need to install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra , compiz-fusion-plugins-main or compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported .

r76: I think there's a bug open for that issue already. It should be something that can be fixed...

May 19th, 2008, 11:16 AM
:o I'm the only one who actually likes those drums?

I even copied them to Windows on my desktop PC (dual-boot).

I like Mandriva's sounds, don't get me wrong, (much better than the usual KDE piano sounds), but I don't see anything wrong with Ubuntu's.

I even like the word "Ubuntu."

Maybe I'm just weird :-)

Other than that, I agree with r76: they shouldn't be played at full volume.

@ insane_alien:

what would that script look like?

May 22nd, 2008, 07:18 AM
it's not important, I disable them anyway

May 24th, 2008, 03:28 AM
it's not important, I disable them anyway

words of wisdom from our resident curmudgeon. :lolflag:

May 24th, 2008, 07:31 PM
words of wisdom from our resident curmudgeon. :lolflag:

what's a curmudgeon? :confused:

May 26th, 2008, 05:20 AM
Curmudgeon (http://www.concentric.net/~marlowe/curdef.shtml)

there are other definitions, but i liked this one.

What is a Curmudgeon anyway?

A curmudgeon's reputation for malevolence is undeserved. They're neither warped nor evil at heart. They don't hate mankind, just mankind's absurdities. They're just as sensitive and soft-hearted as the next guy, but they hide their vulnerability beneath a crust of misanthropy. They ease the pain by turning hurt into humor. . . . . . They attack maudlinism because it devalues genuine sentiment. . . . . . Nature, having failed to equip them with a servicable denial mechanism, has endowed them with astute perception and sly wit.
Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers whose bitterness is a symptom rather than a disease. They can't compromise their standards and can't manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse.
Perhaps curmudgeons have gotten a bad rap in the same way that the messenger is blamed for the message: They have the temerity to comment on the human condition without apology. They not only refuse to applaud mediocrity, they howl it down with morose glee. Their versions of the truth unsettle us, and we hold it against them, even though they soften it with humor.


May 26th, 2008, 06:28 AM
all right, now I see :)

May 26th, 2008, 06:30 AM
The rolling drums (Ubuntu) are unique, but I hate all login sounds.


May 26th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Out of all the OS' i've tried, Mac OS X tops it off, never tried Mandriva.