Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remove The Ubuntu/Gnome Login Sound

I have already written about removing the gdm drum login sound in Karmic's new GDM, this guide will show you how to remove Ubuntu/Gnome desktop login sound. The volume and length of the login sound can be embarrassing when you try to power on your Mini or Vostro in public.

To remove the Ubuntu/Gnome login sound
go to System>Preferences>Startup Applications.
Ubuntu Startup Applications Preferences
- and uncheck the Gnome Login Sound Box.

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Denises said...

I like the sound...it is less embarrassing than a ringing phone in public;-)

gfe said...

I like the sound too. It's obviously not Windows. :)

Cipherfusionist said...

This did not work fro me, I had to run:
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds --type bool false on the command line. No more drums :)

Cipherfusionist said...

This did not work for me, i had to run "sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds --type bool false" at the command line. no more drums :)

Eric said...

This option DOES work, but you need to restart the machine after changing the setting. Just doing a logoff/on loop will reset back to "on". Turn off, reboot, no login sound!

Also, you can click "Edit" and change the actual sound file that it plays, for those who prefer the GUI method to the aforementioned terminal commands.