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Enable system sounds and events
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:14:05 PM »
 

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Hello, Just installed 2.0 beta(and 1.0.8) and think its fantastic! Almost have everything working. ( this is on a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop.

Im trying to find a windows replacement for my sisters laptop, so far i have tried Zorin os and Linux Lite 1.0.8
So far i have everything working except: System sounds (ex - Start up and shut down sounds, minimize and maximize windows, log on, log off, error ect... )
i have enabled: Event sounds under appearance Settings, tried to install some Canberra Stuff? Still no system or event sounds?
So far i am loving this OS and think i can get some people to switch to it, just need to get it working as close to windows as possible, so if anyone could point me in the direction i would appreciate it.

I have done numerous google searches spent a few hours trying things and still no system sounds working
(all the other sounds work, youtube, music, video, etc...
Keep up the great work this Os is going to be awesome!
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Tommy
 


Re: Enable system sounds and events
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 05:32:26 PM »
 

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Anybody :-\
Does any one use system sounds on Linux lite? or is this just something that it doesn't support, or is there a way to enable them?
Thanks
Tommy
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 06:17:29 PM »
 

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Not supported in XFCE, which is what Linux Lite uses.
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 05:07:49 AM »
 

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From other forums you can get system sounds to work in XFCE but it's not for the beginner.

I have to admit that at least a startup/shutdown sound would be great but this is, so far the only drawback to using LL.
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 07:29:21 PM »
 

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Yes agreed! i researched it as well seems to be a lot of work to get just a start up or shut down sound, i wish it just worked, trying to get some friends and family members to switch over from windows and some small details that people are use to are not common on some Linux versions :(
Anyway still a great lightweight OS.
Tommy
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 07:30:47 AM »
 

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I researched this a little, can you guys tell me if you have heard this one before, and if so where?

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 07:44:17 AM »
 

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Hi no never heard this on startup on any LL builds.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 07:52:03 AM »
 

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Hi no never heard this on startup on any LL builds.

I was referring to in general, not 'LL builds'. Cheers.
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 10:49:12 AM »
 

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Nice sound. Heard it here for the first time.
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 05:37:07 PM »
 

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Sounds cool i have never heard it before either.
Tommy
 

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I have spent the last day investigating this and installing sounds to my computer. System wide sounds in Linux Lite (or any XFCE based distro) is incredibly difficult to set up and get working, the only way this could be implemented is if the XFCE devs made this as simple as click and install, but it is far from that at the moment, but who knows in the future. The best we can hope for at the moment is a start up sound in the final but we are perilously close to going over cd size so we'll have to wait and see, might be one of those surprises we sneak in at the end ;)
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2014, 06:48:18 AM »
 

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Valtam, thank you for taking the time to research this, i did as well and came to the same conclusion, i'm just learning about all this as i just started trying Linux distros in the last few weeks to try and convert some family members and friends to Linux  cause i am tired of them coming to me for help when they get viruses on theirs windows pc,
In my discovery ( i messed w linux maybe 2 years ago) These new distros, especially yours they are really impressive and work great ( i myself will be using this distro now after trying it) The main thing i need from windows still is Photoshop (gimp is close but not quite)
Anyway the whole system sound thing is not so much a big deal to me, but i do like system sounds, but to people i'm trying to convert to Linux Lite, i need to make it as windows like as i can so it will be seamless when they switch.
Thanks for taking the time to investigate, i appreciate it, even w out system sounds Linux Lite is awesome, thanks for the hard work.
Tommy
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2014, 12:41:34 PM »
 

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Valtam, thank you for taking the time to research this, i did as well and came to the same conclusion, i'm just learning about all this as i just started trying Linux distros in the last few weeks to try and convert some family members and friends to Linux  cause i am tired of them coming to me for help when they get viruses on theirs windows pc,
In my discovery ( i messed w linux maybe 2 years ago) These new distros, especially yours they are really impressive and work great ( i myself will be using this distro now after trying it) The main thing i need from windows still is Photoshop (gimp is close but not quite)
Anyway the whole system sound thing is not so much a big deal to me, but i do like system sounds, but to people i'm trying to convert to Linux Lite, i need to make it as windows like as i can so it will be seamless when they switch.
Thanks for taking the time to investigate, i appreciate it, even w out system sounds Linux Lite is awesome, thanks for the hard work.
Tommy

You're welcome :)
 

Re: Enable system sounds and events
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Hi,

I'm an ooold XP-User and use for the first time Linux Lite -> what a smart Beauty!  :D

BUT: a Virtual World without Bells & Whistles? -> :-\

REQUEST: Please create eg. a Cinnamon Version (or equivalent Event-Sounds-Manager & GUI) -> THX!  ::)

ciao  8)
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FYI: Early Findings & Notes (to me) ...

A Guide Through The Linux Sound API Jungle
http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/guide-to-sound-apis.html

Sound Theme and Naming Specifications
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/sound-theme-spec/

libcanberra 0.30
http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/libcanberra/

Default theme for the XDG Sound Theme Specification
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/sound-theme-freedesktop/

 8)

Enable Mint 17.3 XFCE system sounds
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=214209

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=214209#p1130053


Can't login after enabling system sounds
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2263834h
Last Edit: March 12, 2016, 08:46:29 PM by ^L^
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