feature suggestion: provide a default alarm sound

Bug #1023946 reported by Teemu Leisti
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Alarm Clock

Bug Description

After installing the application, one has to configure it to use a certain sound file to be played when an alarm goes off. It would be nice if the app came with a default alarm sound file, so it would be fully functional immediately after installation.

I have v0.3.2 of the app.

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Teemu Leisti (teemu-leisti) wrote :

I just read the review at http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/72116.html, which says that the app does come with four default sound files, so the lack of a default sound must be specific to my environment. I'm using Xubuntu v12.04, with the XFCE desktop environment v4.8. I've installed all the updates to date.

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Mike McCulley (mikemcculley) wrote :

The 4 default sounds, glass.ogg, drip.ogg et al, come with the operating system. Alarm Clock could find them in Mint 10 but can not find them in Mint 13. It would be useful to know where Alarm Clock is looking for sound so I can create that path.

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Johannes H. Jensen (joh) wrote :

I agree, it would be nice with some better stock sounds to ship with Alarm Clock. In fact, there's already a blueprint for it here: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+spec/better-sounds

By default, Alarm Clock will look for sounds in /usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/alerts

Changed in alarm-clock:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Pascal De Vuyst (pascal-devuyst) wrote :

Package: alarm-clock-applet
Version: 0.3.3-1

I needed to install the following package to get the default sounds:
sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install gnome-control-center-data

The alarm-clock-applet package should depend on that or better provide default alarm sound(s).

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Pascal De Vuyst (pascal-devuyst) wrote :

Please raise importance!

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elswerky (elswerky) wrote :

this sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install gnome-control-center-data

 fixed it

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