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Turn On/Off System Sounds
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:24:41 pm »
I remember in Peppermint 8 I turned on System Sounds and after a reboot I was getting sounds on certain things. 

But on Peppermint 9, I installed ubuntu-sounds and activate System Sounds and reboot and so far no sounds from anything.  I know Sound is working as I played a game and watched a youtube video so I know sound is working. 

Under Customize Look and feel in the Other tab, both Play event sounds and play event sounds as feedback to user input are both checked.

Just wondering if there is something else needs to be installed to get it working, or does it work under Pep 9?

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 05:44:12 pm »
Try this...
Right click on the speaker icon in your panel and open Properties.  That will open the PulseAudio Panel Plugin window and you will see "Run Audio Mixer."  Open that and check the Playback and the Output Devices tabs and ensure they are properly set & activated. 
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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 08:36:18 pm »
They are both set. Playback is set to 100% and Output device is set to 75%. 

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 11:38:38 pm »
Hi Cajun_Man0001, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It' really nice to meet you  ;).   Try this.  Navigate to:

menu > Favorites > Peppermint Settings Panel > Customise Look and Feel

In the Customise Look and Feel window, select the: Other tab.  Under the subheading: Sound Effect.  Make sure both boxes are checked/ticked.  It might be a good idea to logout and back in.  Do your sound effects now work  ;)?
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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 08:24:43 am »
Nope. 

I went to Customize Look and Feel and opened the other tab, both were checked and logged out and back in, nothing, I even went to tweaks and re-selected On on the Sound effects and logged off and back in and no sound logging in, no sound opening or closing windows.  Nothing, except games and youtube videos make sound.

I seem to remember this working in Peppermint 7, and both 8 and the 8 respin.

But cannot seem to get any system sounds under Peppermint 9.

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 04:50:02 pm »
Okay I've just pushed an update to peppermint-settings-panel and peppermint-system-sounds that should fix this.

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get upgradenow go to:-

Menu > Settings > Peppermint Settings Panel

Choose the "Tweaks" tab

select "Turn On/Off System sounds"

enter your password when prompted.

Click the "On" button.

Now log off and on again .. and system sounds should now work.



You can turn them off again in the same place, just click the "Off" button instead of the "On" .. then log off/on.
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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 11:59:27 am »
Okay I've just pushed an update to peppermint-settings-panel and peppermint-system-sounds that should fix this.

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get upgradenow go to:-

Menu > Settings > Peppermint Settings Panel

Choose the "Tweaks" tab

select "Turn On/Off System sounds"

enter your password when prompted.

Click the "On" button.

Now log off and on again .. and system sounds should now work.



You can turn them off again in the same place, just click the "Off" button instead of the "On" .. then log off/on.

Hi,

Looks like I'm in the same situation as Cajunman.   Computer plays if I play videos like on youtube.  But don't hear any system sounds.  For example, when I reboot or shutdown, don't hear any system sounds.

I tried the suggestions.   Still not working  :(.

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 01:28:44 pm »
You won't get startup and shutdow sounds .. that takes a lot more hacking in LXDE/Xfce

But you should get a "plonk" sound if you right-click a file and select "delete" or "move to trash".

You'll get some more sounds if you install "ubuntu-sounds", but you still won't get startup/shutdown sounds.
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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 02:30:09 pm »
Thanks for the clarifications.

Computer still doesn't get a plunk or trash empty noise. 

Oddly, I did get a bonk noise when backspacing into a field that reached the end (forget which field or screen I was on now).

I'm not going to worry about too much though as I actually was kinda admiring how quiet things are before I came upon this thread.

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 03:06:26 pm »
Yeah system sounds are a gimmick that wear thin pretty quickly IMHO :)
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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 04:05:43 pm »
As a quick follow up, I found out where that "bonk" noise was coming from.  I had installed ubuntu-sounds  to give that a try.

Decided to remove ubuntu-sounds though as that was just a test.

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 07:09:17 pm »
Well at least it proves system sounds are working, if nothing else :)

I'll try looking into this when I get tiem, because now system sounds should behave the same in PM8 and PM9 :-\
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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2018, 06:14:04 pm »
Decided to do some (hopefully) process of elimination. 

I installed Pep OS 8 on the laptop to see if I could get any system sounds.  Nope.  I wonder now might my no system sound thing be hardware related?   What I may try next is to try installing OS 9 on an different brand laptop to see if I get any system sounds that way.

At least I do have some spare, empty hard drives to test with  :).

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2018, 07:12:22 pm »
Okay.  Installed Pep OS 9 on another brand laptop.  Still no systems sounds for me.

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Re: Turn On/Off System Sounds
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2018, 04:16:57 pm »
I think you might be expecting too much...

By default there are only a few sounds .. such as the one where you right-click a file and select delete .. you should get a system sound when the "Are you sure" dialog appears.
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