Bug 471255 - prevent extremely loud login sound
prevent extremely loud login sound
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libcanberra (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-12 12:13 EST by jmccann
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:49:50 EST
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Description jmccann 2008-11-12 12:13:46 EST
I just logged into an account for a user that I haven't used in a while (or ever maybe) and was assaulted with an extremely loud login sound.  This is probably never what we want to happen.  

The login sound is a bit different than other system sounds because the user doesn't have a change to adjust the volume level before it is played.

How can we be a bit smarter about this?  Is calling paplay --volume 32768 enough?
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 00:15:32 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 2 Lennart Poettering 2008-12-08 18:07:26 EST
I see no good way to fix this except ALSA providing better default mixer initialization. So this is an ALSA bug. I think there is already a bug reported about that, too lazy to find it.
Comment 3 Ed Young 2009-06-27 05:42:34 EDT
This really irritated me for a while too.  The fix:

    Go to:
        System -> Preferences -> Sound 

    Adjust the "Alert Volume".

You can reduce the login chime to a pleasant level.

Perhaps it would be good practice to preset the "Alert Volume" level to 50% for new users?  It took me days to figure this out.  And I've been using Gnome for 10 years.
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