Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471255
prevent extremely loud login sound
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:06 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?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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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.
This really irritated me for a while too. The fix:
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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