Login and logout sounds

Pan Shi Zhu pan.shizhu at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 01:54:35 BST 2010

> Furthermore,
> the bootup times are now a lot faster hence it is not necessary as
> in the past to switch on the computer, do something else and come back when
> the login sound is heard.

The login sound is necessary, at least for many low-end computers.
I've got a Pentium 4 519J (2.933GHz) with 1G mem and SATAII WD HD,
after boot it took me only 10 seconds to see the kdm login screen,
when I typed my user/pass, I've wait another 20 seconds to hear the
login sound!

Sounds pretty like Windows uh? after I see the desktop I cannot do
anything but wait for the login sound, in order that the desktop
become "really" responsible.

Please note that, though my Pentium 4 2.933GHz is fairly old, it is
much faster than the cpu in current Atom Netbooks.

> Similarly, for the logout. With the computer automatically switch off after
> shutdown, not sound is really necessary in most cases.

I do think it is better to just desaturate the desktop, because with
the logout sound it takes longer to shutdown a computer.

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