How to enable Startup (Login) sound in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

By default ubuntu 12.04 startup sound was disabled.If you want to enable startup sound in your system follow one of the solutions

Solution 1

Click Startup Applications in the system menu at the top right of your computer and make sure the GNOME Login Sound box is checked

Solution 2

You need to add the following startup item to the startup applications

Name: GNOME Login sound
Command: /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login sound"
Comment: Startup Sound

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11 thoughts on “How to enable Startup (Login) sound in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

  1. Why do Ubuntu don’t ship this already done??


    Angel Mass Reply:

    I know right, Im a big UBUNTU fan, I use it in both my Laptop and Desktop PCs more often than Windows, but is little things like that what I dont understand. Other example: What happen with the Screesavers and why is that difficult to reactivate it. I love Ubuntu, but that is the kind of stuff that doesnt makes it be as popular as other OS. No popularity = not many developers interested to work in the system = slow development.


    João Santana Reply:

    Don’t blame Ubuntu, blame Gnome 3 who doesn’t come with screensavers and no login sound.


  2. I guest you have to do it this way
    /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play –id=”desktop-login” –description=”GNOME Login sound”

    I did try it, it works for me.


    charlie barkin Reply:

    cut and paste the one that i have done. It might work for you.


  3. Hi guys,

    Just a note to say: copy the Command: /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play –id=”desktop-login” –description=”GNOME Login sound” without the word “sound” at the end, then it will work so copy this:
    Command: /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play –id=”desktop-login” –description=”GNOME Login”
    It worked for me like that!


  4. it is a nice fix but I was looking for how to change it from drab gnome login sound to, iron maiden’s fear of the dark, or to any other song clip of my choosing


  5. o meu funcionou no computador que testei mas no notebook nada e fiz assim:
    /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play –id=”desktop-login” –description=”GNOME Login”


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