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When I start my Ubuntu 11.10, no login sound is heard. All the settings are the normal and I can hear the audio but no log in sound on startup. What to do?

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There are some reasons :

  • The sound may be muted or has been set to zero value.

    For this, check the right most corner and click on the sound icon and raise your sound volume.

  • The login sound could be disabled from the Startup applications. It can be found in right most corner of your screen from where you logout.

    For this, verify that a check sign is there on Gnome login sound.

  • Or if you changed something accidentally and don't know what you changed.

    Then use this method:

    Install dconf-tools Install dconf-tools from software-center and then open it.

    Go to org/ gnome/desktop/application/sound and then point your cursor to event-sounds. On the bottom of dconf editor, there is to set to default option, click on it and log out and login from your account.

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Click the power button at the top-right of the screen and select Startup Applications. Scroll down the list and make sure that GNOME Login Sound is enabled.

That's the method I use to disable the login sound anyway.

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This setting is hidden by default in 11.10, see here for how to access it again: askubuntu.com/questions/66786/how-to-disable-login-sound. Also, @arun most people are happy to have it disabled, sorry I can't help you turn it back on... –  Tom Brossman Dec 4 '11 at 12:05
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Have you tried at the login screen, on the top right corner: is the sound icon on mute? It happened to me that it was on mute and I couldn't hear the welcome sound (or login sound)

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Also you can try this. Run this command on terminal:

sudo cp /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/* /usr/share/sounds/
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