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In ubuntu 12.10, when you go to Sound -> Sound Effects tab and slide the Alert Volume slider, it makes a "pop" sound. What is the name of that sound file? I'd like to set it as my terminal beep sound.

Hint: it's not in /usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/alerts/.

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It is one of the files in /usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/alerts/.

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False. There are four files (bark.ogg, drip.ogg, glass.ogg, sonar.ogg) and none of them are it. – Jeff Jan 26 '13 at 6:13

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