Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104564
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When gdm presents me with the login screen I get a beep.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens on a fresh install.
I thougth this was supposed to happen. (so blind users know when to login, etc.)
Maybe we don't really want it though.
On Fedora Core 1, gdm-188.8.131.52-1, this happens too
Sorry, I didn't read the previous comment.
Maybe the could be an option in gdm.conf to
set the beep, or a .wav to play.
Here's a small patch to gdm-184.108.40.206-1 which solely fulfils the
purpose of making the beep on login configurable (no fancy sound
It introduces a new option called "BeepOnPrompt" in the "[greeter]"
section of /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf, which defaults to "yes" when
omitted or commented out. The option is not integrated in the
graphical configuration tool "gdmsetup", though.
Created attachment 95892 [details]
Patch for making the login beep configurable.
*** Bug 113258 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Sound support is configurable as of gdm-220.127.116.11 (see GNOME Bugzilla:
Another vote for getting rid of this beep (or making it a
configuration choice). The beep is quite loud and annoying on my IBM
This *is* a configuration choice -- check the Accessability tab of the
GDM configuration tool (aka System Settings -> Login Screen). You can
turn it off, or make it a different sound. Possible the default should
be something prettier than a beep (which sounds like an error) -- but
that's a different issue.
For the record, and for those who run different desktops, you can
run gdmsetup to start this gui directly. Or, you can directly edit
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf and change