After installing gm-notify I see the option of hearing a sound every time a new e-mail arrives in my Gmail inbox, but I don't know where Ubuntu (10.4) stores the system sounds to assign one. Any ideas? Thanks.
would be a good place to find sounds for this purpose.
is a sound theme. Sound themes can be chosen in sound preferences. 'ubuntu' is the only sound theme installed by default. I would advise against editing files in this folder directly. A better thing to do, if you wanted to edit the sounds in this folder, would be to copy it (perhaps to
/usr/share/sounds/ubuntu-modified) and change the index.theme file to have a different name.
sudo cp -R /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu-modified sudo -H gedit /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu-modified/index.theme
Once this is done, you can safely edit the sounds in
For some sillier sounds (which I sometimes like to use for system events), you can also check here:
You can download more system sounds for Gnome at Gnome-look.org, too.
If you remove/rename a sound, it should stop. Or you can replace it with an .ogg sound (.wav works too... I think...)
You can find the bulk of the system sounds here:
/usr/share/sounds/ with the majority of them being in
You can also try
Sound > Sound Effects
I have mine switched off since I find sound effects annoying