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Old 01-21-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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No event sounds in XFCE 4.6.2 on Debian Sid (maybe Slackers can help?)


I recently gave XFCE a try, after using Openbox for a long time and I really like it, so that I think I will switch totally to XFCE. All is working fine, except one thing: I really would like to have event sounds.

So I launched the Appearance-Module and checked under the Settings-tab both Enable event sounds and Enable input feedback sounds. Following the tooltip for the event sounds I also installed libcanberra, but I get absolutely no event sound.

This is what I have installed to get this enabled:
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tobi@monster:~$ dpkg -l | grep libcanberra
ii  libcanberra-gstreamer                       0.24-1                         GStreamer backend for libcanberra
ii  libcanberra-gtk-module                      0.24-1                         translates Gtk+ widgets signals to event sounds
ii  libcanberra-gtk0                            0.24-1                         Gtk+ helper for playing widget event sounds with libcanberra
ii  libcanberra0                                0.24-1                         a simple abstract interface for playing event sounds
There is also a module named libcanberra-pulse, but I did not install that, just because I am not using pulse-audio.

I thought, maybe there is a lack of a sound theme, so I also installed freedesktop-sound-theme, but that didn't help.

I did already searched with Google and in this forum, but have found nothing that would help me.

I would be very happy if anyone can give me an advice what to check or has a link to a tutorial for this sounds.

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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I would recommend that if you can, switch to PulseAudio on your Linux box. As for the sound scheme, is one installed, either by default, or downloaded? If not, you can add sound schemes by browsing at trusted repositories or websites online. As on every computer I've installed Linux on over the years, including a Compaq, Acer, Dell, Apple, and HP, I've never had any serious sound issues on Linux. I hope these tips somewhat help you solve your problem.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. If it is possible I would relinquish pulse-audio, but I will try that, if there is no other solution.
But I would assume that it must be possible to get the sounds with alsa also.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #4
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OK, I tried it with installing pulseaudio and libcanberra-pulse, but that also didn't work. Pulseaudio seems to be configured correctly, sound is working with other applications.
Any other suggestions?
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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Have you seen this 1?
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/nozzy123nozzy/20090502/1241279528
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Seems that this HowTo is to old, I can't even download the snapshot with the given command.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:36 PM   #7
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Sorry was looking at header it's dated 2009.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:45 PM   #8
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No problem, I am glad for any help.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:56 AM   #9
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I recently gave XFCE a try, after using Openbox for a long time and I really like it, so that I think I will switch totally to XFCE.
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Have you tried LXDE?, that XFCE thing takes 45 seconds to start on my laptop with 2 GB ram!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:17 AM   #10
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Have you tried LXDE?, that XFCE thing takes 45 seconds to start on my laptop with 2 GB ram!!
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Much faster on my machines. I know LXDE, but it is not mine, I set it up on some low-spec machines and it works fine, but I feel like I am missing something with LXDE. Except the sound issue, XFCE works fine for me.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 09:31 AM   #11
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Anyone has got that working? Maybe I have to wait till XFCE 4.8 gets into Debian to get that working.
I even tried to install sound-theme-freedesktop from Ubuntu, but that doesn't work also.
 
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Have the mailing list people too failed to respond? http://www.xfce.org/community
 
Old 01-24-2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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Have the mailing list people too failed to respond? http://www.xfce.org/community
Thanks for the link, I forgot that I can ask them. But I am not sure if this is a problem of Debian or XFCE. Maybe one of the Slackers can help here, they should have that version of XFCE pre-installed. I ask them before going to the mailing list, changed the thread-title accordingly.
 
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To all Slackers, just one question, do you have event sounds in your XFCE working? I would like to know if my problem is related to Debian or XFCE, before asking at the XFCE-mailinglist.
 
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Have you tried LXDE?, that XFCE thing takes 45 seconds to start on my laptop with 2 GB ram!!
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4 Seconds to the desktop on my machine with 2 GB of RAM and it is not a new machine. 10 seconds for the 'helpful hint' box to pop up.
 
  


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