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How can I change sounds in Ubuntu? Mainly I mean the sounds for startup, shutdown and warnings.

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As far as I'm aware, themes are still in the works. While you can select a theme in the sound settings, you can't create or install any new ones. If you still really want to change the sounds, replace the corresponding files in /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo.

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The sounds are in /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo. Those files are in .ogg format.

Just replace them with yours with the same name and extension.

Warning : make sure you do a backup of this directory before you start to change.

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