[arch-general] Gnome Sound Events and Settings

Yaro Kasear yaro at marupa.net
Sat Jan 22 11:24:24 EST 2011

On Saturday, January 22, 2011 09:28:35 am Steve Holmes wrote:
> What tools are needed in Arch to configure the login and logout sounds
> for GNOME?
> When I go into the Volume control, I can only change the alert sounds
> and that, I can do OK but right now, I cannot get any sounds to work
> for Login, Logout, e-mail, etc.  I've seen references in google for
> other distros having something called Sound-Preferences or something
> but I don't see anything like that for Arch.  Google also pulled up
> some forum references to this same question but no answers were ever
> given.
> What do other GNOME users do about this in Arch? I'm not aware of how
> to specify the paths for the right files.  Ifound the sound files
> themselves in /usr/share/sounds but can't figure out where to go from
> here.
> Any ideas?

I encountered this issue a few years ago, when for whatever reason the GNOME 
developers stripped away sound theming for no reason.

Perhaps the option is buried deep within the gconf-editor?

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