Thursday, October 27, 2011

Unable to get Ubuntu 11.10 login sounds(FIX_2)

In my previous post i have explained a laborious method to the sound (drums) back. But it failed to play my sound once my ubuntu got updated.
i tried the previous steps again but failed.
Here got the new easiest and quicker method to get login/startup sounds back.

->install "dconf editor"

->goto org->gnome->desktop->sound.
->there you can find theme-name (by default it's value will be "freedesktop").

->change it to "ubuntu"(don't forget all are lower case)

-> then logout and login 

->that's it you can hear your drums back.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Unable to get Ubuntu 11.10 login sounds(Fix)

Hello folks,

I am having windows xp. I just downloaded the ubuntu 11.10 and installed seperately on the HD. Guess what happened. It won't play login/startup sounds. Don't know what happened. As a newbie i started searching over. As i read the problem is the wrong file placement or we can say wrong configuration of file paths. At last i found the fix. Just followed the following steps.
1. Tried to play the login sound manually (use the following command)

/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login"

, the following message was displayed in the terminal window:
Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap"
Failed to play sound: File or data not found
To clear the Gtk-WARNING message and the login sound (drums), I performed the following steps: