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Old 12-18-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Question Pclinuxos gnome 25009 sound preferences


I'm posting in this forum after half an hour trying to find out how to post in a Pclinuxos forum...... and failing.

I am using pclinuxos gnome 2009, and after a recent update I was greeted with what I rate as a ghastly login sound. No problem I thought. I'll change the sound preferences, but no sign of any such possibility in the pclinuxos control centre. Nothing in 'system >>preferences'. Googling for another hour produced nothing helpful, so I'm hoping for some light to come from my first post in a Linuxquestions forum....
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I am not familiar with pclinuxos, but usually it is almost the same with other distros. To control sound just open a terminal and type command, either: --$ alsamixer or you type --$ aumix, an applet will appear. To exit from alsamixer you just press Ctl+C.

There are various GUI or windowed control applets, usually you only need to find it somewhere along Menus. You should try its Multimedia Menu where it offers plenty of players, one is Gnome Mplayer with very good audio controlling submenu. PclinuxOs Gnome does not ship with win32 codecs, but there is available .rpm codecs that you can easily install.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
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Pclinuxos gnome 25009 sound preferences


Typing 'alsamixer' in a terminal does in fact give me an applet for adjusting sound, but I don't see any way there to change the login sound. There is also a volume control applet on my panel, with 2 headings 'Playback' and 'Sound Theme' , but still no way to alter the login sound, or any other system sounds.

The problem appears to come from the latest upgrade adding a folder 'freedesktop' with a set of '.ogg' files to /usr/share/sounds (desktop-login.ogg)is the culprit in my case. These '.ogg' files replace the original '.wav' files which are still in /usr/share/sounds, but I haven't worked out how to get the .wav files used instead of the .ogg ones. But all this shouldn't be necessary. Before there was an option in "System>> Preferences" where you could change the system sounds. Now there isn't.

Many thanks for your help/interest.



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