[arch-general] Gnome Sound Events and Settings

Steve Holmes steve.holmes88 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 12:40:10 EST 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 06:38:08PM +0200, Ionuț Bîru wrote:
> Sound preferences exists only if you install pulseaudio and
> corresponding pulse package for gnome (pacman -S pulseaudio-gnome)

Why pulse audio? I have heard so much bad press about it, I never
installed it on my system.  I have other facilities on my system that
require sound to transcend multiple users like speech dispatcher and
screen reader applications that are adversely affected by using pulse
audio.  I wonder if I could just find and build the sound preferences
portion myself with my own package without using pulse? I understand
that once pulse is running, you can't use ALSA or anything else at the
same time.

> Gnome project relies on sound-theme-freedesktop as the default theme
> from it. For some reasons they removed the login and logout sound
> and many more to replace it. That happened more that 1 year ago.
> If you want sounds, try search a sound theme on gnome-look.org

Actually, I have the borealis package tarball here and was figuring to
install it.  It is just the sound files though so I need to know how
to tell GNOME where to find these files and associate them with the
appropriate events.  It is these sound events I can't find in GNOME to
assign the files.

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