annoying GNOME sounds

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Mar 13 06:58:23 UTC 2012

Thufir wrote:
> I deleted all the sounds at /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/ because
> the sounds seem to play at a relatively high volume which, despite
> fiddling with sound settings, just seems to be the way it is.
> Whether it's the login sound, or more annoyingly, the logout sound,
> or the sound the terminal makes, none seem adjustable.
> How do others deal with this?

I disabled all those sounds I don't need, like login / logout sounds. I 
can't tell you how to do it with Gnome as I'm using KDE, but I suppose 
that should be possible with Gnome as well.

Another option would be to change the volume of the original sound files 
using sox with a command like this (untested):

sox infile.ogg outfile.ogg vol 0.1

It would reduce the volume 20dB which should be enough. Afterwards 
rename the outfile.ogg back to infile.ogg.


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