Comment 27 for bug 301174

I'm having this system sound problem not only in Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04, but also in Opensuse 11.1 and Fedora 10. However only Ubuntu plays the system beep instead.
In 8.10 I could solve the problem with installing a newer version of libcanberra using this guide:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-enable-system-sound-in-ubuntu-intrepid.html#more-1028

In 9.04 this was not working the last time I tried.

I have also tried the live CD of the current test version of 9.10 and I didn't hear any system beeps but the shutdown sound still didn't play.