How can I change the default USB sound notification? I.e. when I inject/eject a device.



Ubuntu plays /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-added.oga when a new device is inserted and this /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-removed.oga when it is removed. So you may just replace these 2 files with any you want to use for this.

As one way to achieve this:

You can rename these 2 files with following commands in terminal :

$ sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-added.oga /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-added_old.oga

$ sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-removed.oga /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-removed_old.oga

And copy another sounds from the same folder in replace:

$ sudo cp /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/service-login.oga /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-added.oga

$ sudo cp /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/service-logout.oga /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-removed.oga

Then test by connecting your USB device.

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