Garten Eden

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CUDS #2 GDM, stop drumming!

It’s definitely one of the first default settings I change after an Ubuntu reinstallation: Turning off Gnomes start-drum. The login sound of the login manager GDM may be a nice idea but if you want a silent working station (like I do) it is just annoying. So no drumming anymore!

Individual Start melody?

By default the file /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/system-ready.ogg is used which symbolically links to dialog-question.ogg. So by replacing this file with ones favorite sound, one get the effect.

…or silence?

But if you want that the sound file is not even loaded, we need to get close with gconftool.

sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds false

Sadly it is not sufficient to open the (graphical) configuration editor and to edit the setting because we need the preferences stored for the user gdm.

Now finally we have silence. Your fellow students and profs will thank you.

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