Event Sounds

Event/System Sounds are turned off (disabled) in Xubunt 12.04 Here’s how to turn them on:

  • First install the necessary apps. Open a Terminal Session and code:
    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools ubuntu-sounds sox xfconf
  • To play the Ubuntu login sound click “Applications Menu” then “Settings” then “Settings Manager” then “Session and Startup” then “Application Autostart” finally click the “Add” button and fill-in the dialog box that appears with:

    Name: Ubuntu login sound

    Description: Play sound whenever you login

    Command: play /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/desktop-login.ogg

  • To turn on Event (System) Sounds click “Application Menu” then “System” then “dconf Editor”. Select “org” then “gnome” then “desktop” then “sound”. Make sure that both “event-sounds” and “input-feedback-sounds” are checked. Finally change “theme name” from “default” to “ubuntu”. Exit out of the dialog box.
  • Reboot.