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Desktop login sound doesn't play after login

I was trying to change my login sound..didnt work. I tried changing back to original still no cigar. Went to start up application to change the command for GNOME Login sound to a direct link to the login sound file...still did'nt work. Current command for GNOME Login Sound is /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo. Any idea how I can get my login sound to start working again?

PS to change the sound i followed this procedure...

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, James Apr 26 '12 at 21:12

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Did you recently install all updates and reboot? Maybe you have to unmute the volume once. My sound was fixed installing updates last week.

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Everything is up to date. Unmute...? hmmm i'll give that a try. – FunkyJelly Apr 21 '12 at 19:57

The basic rule of creating sound files for ubuntu is to keep the name and the extension. If you need a sound converter then use "Sound Converter" available in Ubuntu Software Center or Audacity.

Check whether you have kept the exact names and file extension (.ogg).

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I did both..I created a custom audio file through Audacity...but for some odd reason audacity did not give me an option to convert the file to .ogg. So what I did was use Ubuntu's sound recorder (because those automatically save in .ogg) and re-record the sound file. It worked. And followed those steps in the link I provided. Its weird to. When I start Ubuntu up...It play what sounds like a very very compressed audio file for a split second. Don't know if thats a bug or what but it always happens logging in and logging out. :\ – FunkyJelly Apr 21 '12 at 19:56

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