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    sound when desktop opens

    10.04 used to sound a chorus when the desktop loaded.
    is there a way to get 12.04 to do that or do i need to change desktops?

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    If you mean the startup sound, this link will walk you through getting it in 12.04.
    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ena...4-precise.html

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    Hi, in this kind of question people usually get confused about the short bongo beats that sounds when LightDM is ready and the sound after you hit enter to log in to your account
    It seems you refer to the last one, so try this:
    -Search in dash for "Startup Applications" and add another entry
    -Name: Login sound
    Command: /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login sound"

    I already tried this in a virtual machine I have for testing stuff and it worked, so give it a try

    edit: whoops, it seems it's the same gifford posted 2 min ago
    Last edited by FStarter; June 22nd, 2013 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    doesn't work
    tried copy/paste & typing & removing 'sound' at the end.
    did browse & canberra is there but no sound either logging out/in or rebooting.

    if i browse to canberra it sez theres nithing to open it
    tried the web search & install pypar2 but still wont open.
    i do have sound with videos,etc.

    par2 is now on there but wont play the canberra file.
    is there another app that will play it manually so i can hear it?

    i found the cmd on my main computer which still has 1004 (and which will stay with 1004), typed the cmd in a terinal & it played.

    i figure ill do that with 1204 to test it---NO TERMINAL! in 1204. i cant believe they install the thing with no terminal icon.
    when i find it in another week or so i, try & play it from the terminal-i assume its gotta be on here somewhere.

    ok-found the terminal-entered the command & nothing-came back with cmd prompt-obvuosly im missng an app or something
    Last edited by bdubawoop; June 23rd, 2013 at 03:52 AM.

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    You can test the sound with the terminal, just copy this:
    /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id=desktop-login (note that there are two "-" before "id")

    You should hear the sound from there, in my PC it works.
    BTW the ogg file is located in /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/desktop-login.ogg

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    Hi, this should give you a sound at splash screen.

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    Code:
    #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
    save and close gedit
    then..
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    reboot
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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    ok, it is playing but at extremely low volume.
    it, alone, is barely audible. all other sounds play normally, in fact, desktop-login.ogg plays loud if played manually with rythymbox.
    could it be another program is being used to play it with low volume from the terminal & at login-if so, how do i find out what it is, or better yet force it to use rythymbox?

    i also took the advice of another poster & installed the gnome shell which helps greatly with usability.
    Last edited by bdubawoop; June 23rd, 2013 at 10:26 PM.

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    got it.
    had to add -V 4 parameter to end of canberra-gtk line.
    found by searching canberra-gtk in forum.
    intended to mark this as solved but how to do that is bigger mystery than original problem
    i see nothing about solved under thread tools.
    Last edited by bdubawoop; June 25th, 2013 at 08:42 PM.

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    Re: sound when desktop opens

    Glad u make it work

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