Comment 74 for bug 437429

The real question is; who actually likes login sounds? I can see
maybe the first time you login after installing Ubuntu, or maybe the
first time after upgrading to a new release, but EVERY SINGLE TIME you
log in? Why is that even remotely desirable?

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Philipp Morger
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> Next time: Don't implement things, that aren't ready for production
> (read: half-baked). Otherwise you'll get tons of mad users.
>
> If you don't get tons of mad users, it's either because they don't care,
> or because there is no user-base or because of people like you who try
> to shut people mouth just because they say what's going wrong.
>
> I could have simply said "me 2" or "+1", but I considered it would be
> more helpful for does people who just think "WHOA, latest is greatest"
> that it might have some implications, which they didn't consider - so I
> spelled it out for them, so they might reconsider next time.
>
> And like in all things, the more people scream for a solution, the
> faster usually business attends to it - you usually don't get a solution
> for something that doesn't impose a problem first hand.
>
> BTW: I forgot to add, that it's a lousy idea to play a sound when a
> maschine is ready to log in, imagine an open office of 30 workstation
> between 8:00 and 8:10 am. I consider it a thing that should not have
> been copied from Mac, Win et. al. in the first place. So if you would
> ask me, I would vote for completely rid of the code that plays any sound
> when a maschine boots.
>
> regards
> Philipp
>
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> No GUI to configure/disable login sound
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/437429
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> Status in GDM: The Gnome Display Manager: Unknown
> Status in “gdm” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
> Status in “ubuntu-sounds” package in Ubuntu: Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> ==============
> WORKAROUNDS
> ==============
> NOTE: These workarounds disable the "system ready" sound (the drums). They will not disable the "successful login" and "logout" sounds. Go to Settings -> Sounds and set the sound theme to "no sounds" to disable these.
>
> 1) Disable all sounds for the login screen via gconf
> $ sudo su gdm -c "gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds --type bool false"
>
> -OR-
>
> 2) Rename the system-ready.ogg sound file
> $ sudo mv -v /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/system-ready.ogg{,.disabled}
>
> ==============
> BUG
> ==============
> When you log into Karmic using a Gnome session, you get a drum sound.  There are many situations where you need a silent boot process, but it appears that this is impossible under Karmic.
>
> In Jaunty and previous, you could configure gdm to log you in silently.  This configuration has been removed from Karmic.  Even opening Sound Preferences and choosing "No sounds" for "Sound theme" or disabling window and button sounds does not prevent the login sound from occurring.
>
> Users must have the ability to login silently.
>
> Package: xsplash 0.8.1-0ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.36-generic
> SourcePackage: xsplash
> Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64
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