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Old 02-16-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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change startup and shutdown sounds


n00b here, I have mandrake 9.2 and want to change the startup sound and shutdown sounds. Anyone know where that option can be found? I'm using the KDE desktop and looked all in those options and into menudrake, but could't find things to change the startup sound. I figured out how to change the desktop background (awesome pic of Denise Richards) all by myself! But now it's time to do the sound change because I have a few Jay and Silent Bob .wav files that I want them to say when I start up and shut down.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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I use GNOME and that is in "preferences"-->"sound"

KDE will probably have something similar
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:22 AM   #3
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still I cannot find anything about startuup sounds, just sounds in general, like system beep and other sounds.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:52 AM   #4
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Look in the KDE Control Center -> Sound (& Multimedia) -> System Notifications, and then choose among the events.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:41 AM   #5
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I can't find the control center anywhere, here is what I do:

click on the K with the gears around it and these are my options:
home
terminals
networking
multimedia
documentation
configuration
applications
amusement

under configuration I have these options:
hardware
KDE
other
packaging
configure your computer
configure your desktop
menudrake

none of the above choices have anything that allows you to change the startup or shutdown sounds. Using Mandrake 9.2
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:00 AM   #6
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run kde control center from the shell terminal. the command:

kcontrol

then follow bebo's navigation.

Last edited by megaspaz; 02-17-2004 at 02:01 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:13 PM   #7
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ok, doing it that way worked perfect, i now have the option to select which file i want to use on startup i.e. THX intro. It's in .wav format and there is an option to select which player to play it from. The default player just makes a bunch of static but when i open it in mplayer it plays the .wav fine. should I switch it to mplayer to play the sound on startup?
 
  


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