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Ubuntu 12.04 promised to add a brand new startup sound :

But its not there in the final release. There's no sound at all! I now know how to restore the old sounds back thanks to this question : How to add the old startup sound (not login sound)?

But my question is, how to add the new (or any other custom) startup sound to Ubuntu?

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You should try using the same command as in the answer you linked to, but use the --file flag instead of the --id flag. Like this:

/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --file="/PATH/TO/FILE"

That should allow you to play whatever sound you would like for your startup sound. I believe it must be .ogg format however.

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Thanks Anthony! It worked! – THpubs Sep 27 '12 at 13:27

Use aplay.

aplay /path/to/file or Install sox and use the play command play path/to/file, add it to a script and add the script to the Startup applications.

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