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I found a way to enable the terminal beep:

pactl upload-sample /usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/alerts/glass.ogg bell.ogg

But this gets lost after a reboot. How can I execute this command automaticaly, everytime I start the desktop?

Ubuntu: 11.10 with unity.

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I also needed to run: pactl load-module module-x11-bell display=:0.0 sample=bell.ogg to make this work –  Udi Jul 25 '12 at 5:03

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If you want to enable it for your user account every time you log in, you can add the line in the Startup Applications.

click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen, in Startup Applications you can add a command to run every time you log in.

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