Bug 104564 - gdm beeps
Summary: gdm beeps
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: Triaged
: 113258 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-09-17 09:47 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-07-24 19:10:44 UTC
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Patch for making the login beep configurable. (5.76 KB, patch)
2003-11-11 01:26 UTC, Kai Thomsen
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Description Tim Waugh 2003-09-17 09:47:15 UTC
Description of problem:
When gdm presents me with the login screen I get a beep.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Happens on a fresh install.

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-10-06 14:25:34 UTC
I thougth this was supposed to happen. (so blind users know when to login, etc.)
Maybe we don't really want it though.

Comment 2 Gérard Milmeister 2003-11-07 10:31:05 UTC
On Fedora Core 1, gdm-, this happens too

Comment 3 Gérard Milmeister 2003-11-07 11:41:36 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Kai Thomsen 2003-11-11 01:24:08 UTC
Here's a small patch to gdm- which solely fulfils the 
purpose of making the beep on login configurable (no fancy sound 
samples etc.).

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.

Comment 5 Kai Thomsen 2003-11-11 01:26:13 UTC
Created attachment 95892 [details]
Patch for making the login beep configurable.

Comment 6 Aleksey Nogin 2004-01-19 05:28:00 UTC
*** Bug 113258 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Kai Thomsen 2004-01-19 16:58:22 UTC
Sound support is configurable as of gdm- (see GNOME Bugzilla: 

Comment 8 Peter Fales 2004-02-16 18:18:47 UTC
Another vote for getting rid of this beep (or making it a
configuration choice).   The beep is quite loud and annoying on my IBM
Thinkpad T21 

Comment 9 Matthew Miller 2004-07-24 19:10:44 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Peter Fales 2004-07-25 04:25:20 UTC
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 


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