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I have upgraded my Ubuntu install from 11.10 to 12.04 using the Update Manager. My sound card is working fine. I'm able to get sound and I've verified that the microphone works too, but my sound themes are not working. For example, when I login, the Ubuntu login sound is not played. Could someone help me figure out how to re-enable it please?

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marked as duplicate by Uri Herrera, Seth, Raja, Eliah Kagan, hhlp Feb 22 '13 at 9:26

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This is not a bug. It's the decision of Canonical to disable the start up sound by default. May be you can enable it from the start up configuration dialog.

EDIT: There's a package which produces sound event upon login and logout: gnome-session-canberra

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I found 2 credible sources to your answer: -… -… The first source is a bit old (back from Dec. 2011), but I believe this is to be true. The second explains a work-around that I've tried. It works, but it should also specify the -V switch with a value of at least 5. – Andy Gherna May 1 '12 at 1:36
I just realized I put the same link in twice. and… are other links I meant to include in my original comment. – Andy Gherna May 1 '12 at 14:03

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