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How to add login sound in elementary OS

  • default sounds in /usr/share/sounds

  • custom sounds

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  • you can go to the system settings->application->startup and add a custom command there to play a file using terminal. cvlc command works fine on most file types but is a bit slow. I myself use aplay command but it can only play .wav files – Gibreel Abdullah Jan 23 '16 at 9:38
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Open System Settings and select Start Up Applications. Click Add.

  • In Name call it "Login Sound"
  • In Command write /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --file=YOURFILE
  • In Comment "Play sound on user login"

Obviously, you can use a different name and comment, and replace YOURFILE with the path for your sound.

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  • sorry, have you tried this? – Ravan Dec 21 '15 at 1:53
  • If you are having difficulty with some step, can you please explain exactly what your problem is so you can be helped. – andrew79 Dec 21 '15 at 1:57
  • I believe, I tried this before following Ask Ubuntu post. There is No choice to add name and comment. – Ravan Dec 21 '15 at 1:58
  • I will try again and let you know, thanks for reply. :) – Ravan Dec 21 '15 at 1:59
  • canberra-gtk-play is not installed by default on elementary, I would suggest using aplay instead (via Super User) – quassy Jan 20 '16 at 1:44

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